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Want to know what you can do with a Curry Education degree? Check out what some of our finest, recent alums are up to:
Jennifer Gonzalo '07
Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Major: Special Education Major/Integrated Liberal Studies
Jen is currently working at the Sunrise Elementary School in Deltona, FL as a 3rd-5th Grade teacher (Exceptional Student Education - Mild Varying Exceptionalities). While at Curry College, Jen was instrumental, along with Dr. Joanne Seltzer, in bringing an Education Club to campus and served as the club's first President.
Since her graduation from Curry, she continues to be a leader in the field of Education. She is a member of the Volusia County Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). She was honored with several awards that speak to her talent as a special educator.
Awards and Achievements:
- Sunrise Elementary 1st Year Teacher of the Year Award (2007)
- Exceptional Student Education Rookie Teacher Award (2007)
- Teacher of the Year (2008)
Richard Belmonte '07
Hometown: Grafton, NH
Major: Child, Youth and Community Education
Concentration: Early Care and Education
Richie is currently the Preschool Program Coordinator, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Child Care Center in Lebanon, NH. A fervent advocate for experiential learning, Richie's interest in exploring nature with young children has brought opportunities to share his passion with others. Recently, Richie presented a workshop session on children and nature at the annual Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in March 2010.
Richie also serves as a mentor to our current Child, Youth and Community Education majors. He, along with fellow classmate, Jessica Rae ‘07, were recent guest speakers in the senior capstone course where they shared their experience and insights on the transition from college to the work world.
Jessica Rae ‘07
Major: Child, Youth and Community Education
Concentration: School Age Care and Education
Jessica Rae currently works at For Kids Only - a year round school age program with sites in Everett, Peabody, Revere, Salem and Winthrop. Jess serves as the site coordinator at For Kids Only@ the Burke Elementary School in Peabody, MA. In her role, she collaborates with school administration and the program director to offer quality afterschool programming to the students of Burke Elementary School.
Jess also serves as a mentor to our current Child, Youth and Community Education majors. She, along with fellow classmate Richie Belmonte ‘07, were recent guest speakers in the senior capstone course where they shared their experien ce and insights on the transition from college to the work world.
Tom Pinto ‘08
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Major: Elementary Education / Integrated Liberal Studies
Tom is currently a 5th grade teacher at the Federal Furnace Elementary School in Plymouth, MA.
Tom played for the Curry College Colonels throughout his time at Curry. He was named Defensive Player of the Year (2007) and placed on the Boyd Division First Team for the 2007 New England Football Conference All Division Team.
Nicole Gagnon ‘07
Hometown: Rochester, NH
Major: Child, Youth, and Community Education
Concentration: Community Education
Nicole is a developmental educator for Community Partners, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County New Hampshire. In her role as developmental educator, she provides training to childcare providers and parents on topics related to young children with special needs.
Nicole is completing her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2011 at the University of New Hampshire and will begin a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst program through the Technology Institute of Florida in July. She recently co-faciliated an eight-week parent training program (Beginning Autism Support and Education).
Nicole was a member of the Curry College Dance Team and served as the secretary on the Dance Team Board. Nicole has combined her talents as a developmental educator and dancer and teaches an adaptive dance class for young children with special needs at Studio 109 in Rochester, NH.
Taylor MacCormack ‘09
Major: Early Childhood Education / Integrated Liberal Studies
Taylor is currently a first grade teacher at the Cold Spring Elementary School in Plymouth, MA.
The Education Club provides professional development opportunities to students showing interest in the field of education. The Education Club also seeks to involve children and families from neighboring areas in education-related activities.
The Curry Early Childhood Center is an integral part of the Curry College Community. The Center provides a warm and nurturing educational experience for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and also offers Curry College students an opportunity for authentic and integrative learning experiences.
Congratulations to members of the Curry education and health faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
View the Central Liberal Arts Curriculum (CLAC) requirements for Education majors.
Choose a master's program in elementary education-grades 1-6 or a program in special education-moderate disabilities, grades PreK-8 at Curry College, where you can explore how good teaching practice builds on the latest educational theory and research.