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Education Degrees

Shape the minds of the next generation and enhance their knowledge and understanding of everything from history to math, science, and English. With an education degree from Curry College, graduates are fully equipped to leave our classrooms and lead their own public school or community setting.

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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Melissa Weinstein

Melissa Aiudi

Assistant Professor, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Dorothy Alexander

Dorothy Alexander

Professor

Department
Education

Giordana Basta

Giordana Basta

Assistant Professor

Department
Education

Michelle LeBlanc

Michelle LeBlanc

Chair & Instructor, Education

Department
Education

Amy Leshinsky

Amy Leshinsky

Assistant Professor, Education

Department
Education

Dr. Kathy McDonough

Kathleen McDonough

Associate Professor

Department
Education

Jacquelyn Murphy

Jacquelyn Murphy

Assistant Professor

Department
Health and Wellness

Joanne Ruane Seltzer

Joanne Ruane Seltzer

Professor

Department
Education

Colby Zongol

Colby Zongol

Assistant Professor, Public Health & Wellness

Department
Health and Wellness

Jaclyn Abrams

Jaclyn Abrams

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Kathleen Bakis

Kathleen Bakis

Lecturer

Department
Education

Meredith Becker

Meredith Becker

Associate Lecturer - Graduate Level

Department
Education

Katherine Begin

Katherine Begin

Lecturer

Department
Education

Kimberly Bennett

Kimberly Bennett

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Merle Berman

Merle Berman

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Mary Ann Bryan

Mary Ann Bryan

Lecturer

Department
Education

Sandra Clancy-Snow

Sandra Clancy-Snow

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Nancy Connelly

Nancy Connelly

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Carolyn Cragin

Carolyn Cragin

Lecturer

Department
Education

Melanie Curtin

Melanie Curtin

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Jennifer Curtis-Whipple

Jennifer Curtis-Whipple

Lecturer

Department
Education

Joanne Delaney

Joanne Delaney

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Sandra Derstine-Desai

Sandra Derstine-Desai

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Janet Ferone

Janet Ferone

Lecturer

Department
Education

Sheila Fisher

Sheila Fisher

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Layne Flynn

Layne Flynn

Associate Lecturer

Department
Health and Wellness

Phone

Email
layne.flynn@curry.edu

Patrick Fraine

Patrick Fraine

Senior Lecturer

Department
Education

Patricia Fry

Patricia Fry

Associate Lecturer, Graduate Level

Department
Education, Master of

Patricia Gardner

Patricia Gardner

Lecturer

Department
Education

Linda Gigliotti

Linda Gigliotti

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Frank Gigliotti

Frank Gigliotti

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Thomas Gorsuch

Thomas Gorsuch

Senior Lecturer

Department
Education

Pamela Gould

Pamela Gould

Lecturer

Department
Education

Dorothy Greene

Dorothy Greene

Lecturer

Department
Education

Blake Grider

Blake Grider

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Christopher Hickman

Christopher Hickman

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Patrick Jackman

Patrick Jackman

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Thomas Kilduff

Thomas Kilduff

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Theresa Kirk

Theresa Kirk

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Mia Klinger

Mia Klinger

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Kristina Kozak

Kristina Kozak

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Natalie Lacroix-White

Natalie Lacroix-White

Lecturer

Department
Education

Patricia Lally

Patricia Lally

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Lauretta Lewis-Medley

Lauretta Lewis-Medley

Associate Lecturer, Education

Department
Education

Jennifer Marchesiani

Jennifer Marchesiani

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education, Master of

Patricia McGaffigan

Patricia McGaffigan

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Margaret McKay

Margaret McKay

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Garth McKinney

Garth McKinney

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Elaine McNeil-Girmai

Elaine McNeil-Girmai

Associate Lecturer-Graduate Level

Department
Education

Karen Monahan

Karen Monahan

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Felicia Moschella

Felicia Moschella

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Diane Murphy

Diane Murphy

Lecturer

Department
Education

Erin Nosek

Erin Nosek

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education, Master of

Patricia Oakley

Patricia Oakley

Lecturer

Department
Education

Taylor O'Brien

Taylor O'Brien

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education, Master of

Megan O'Brien

Megan O'Brien

Assistive Technology Center Coordinator

Department
Education

Theresa O'Neill

Theresa O'Neill

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Ann Papagiotas

Ann Papagiotas

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Nancy Pelletier

Nancy Pelletier

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Mary-Kate Peters

Mary-Kate Peters

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Carline Pignato

Carline Pignato

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Armand Pires

Armand Pires

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Jennifer Powers

Jennifer Powers

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education, Master of

Marisa Qualter

Marisa Qualter

Lecturer

Department
Education

John Retchless

John Retchless

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Miaki Rietz

Miaki Rietz

Lecturer

Department
Education

Alison Riordan

Alison Riordan

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

James Robbins

James Robbins

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Philip Rodino

Philip Rodino

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Donna Rousseau

Donna Rousseau

Lecturer

Department
Education

Leslie Scollins

Leslie Scollins

Lecturer

Department
Education

Jean Silva

Jean Silva

Lecturer

Department
Education

Erica Spiegel

Erica Spiegel

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Gina Stefanini

Gina Stefanini

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Kiersten Sullivan

Kiersten Sullivan

Lecturer

Department
Education

Cindy Sypher-Lopez

Cindy Sypher-Lopez

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Robin Trask

Robin Trask

Lecturer, Health Education

Department
Health and Wellness

Lisa White

Lisa White

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Lecturer

Department
Education

Christine Zuppa

Christine Zuppa

Associate Lecturer

Department
Education

Highlights in Education

Jay Gonzalez at the Podium during his Inauguration

Curry College to be First in Massachusetts to Offer Job Guarantee

President Jay Gonzalez announced at his Inauguration this afternoon that Curry College will be the first college in Massachusetts to offer a job guarantee program, called The Curry Commitment, beginning with the current freshmen Class of 2027.
Olivia Smolster '24

Curry Education Program Offers Many Career Pathways

With various pathways, concentrations, minors, and tracks, our Education students and alumni are fully equipped to shape the minds of the next generation.
Curry College Seal

Curry College Faculty Accomplishments Summer/Fall 2023

The cherished members of the Curry College faculty are known for their tireless dedication and support to our students - but they are also leading scholars, scientists, artists, and trailblazers in their respective fields. See their many accomplishments from this past summer and fall.
Dr. Laura Callis and Dr. Jennifer McNally

Professors Awarded NSF Grant to Study How Students Learn Statistics and Improve Learning Support

Dr. Laura Callis and Dr. Jennifer McNally were awarded a $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how students learn statistics and how to improve teaching practices that support students learning introductory concepts, particularly for students with learning differences and those with varied math backgrounds.
Jay Gonzalez, 15th President of Curry College

Jay Gonzalez Appointed as President of Curry College

Curry College’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Jay Gonzalez as the College’s 15th president. The board’s unanimous decision was the culmination of a thoughtful and thorough search process that was conducted over the past eight months. Gonzalez has a deep breadth of experience in the law, government, education, politics, advocacy, and business leadership.
Student Presents at 2023 Academic Forum

Students Present Culminating Research at Annual Academic Forum

Each spring, Curry College students present their scholarly work to the community at the annual Academic Forum. Crafted with passion and purpose while guided by caring and committed faculty, the student-led projects range across all majors and stages in the iterative process of discovering and inquiry.
Curry student-presenters pose outside of Educators Rising conference

Curry Student-Educators Gain Valuable Experience as Conference Presenters

Curry Education majors are already making an impact on both our youth and educators in the field. Recently, the College supported over a dozen Education majors to attend and present at several professional conferences.
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics awarded Person of the Year for 2021-2022

53rd Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Celebrates the Best of Curry College

Curry College honored the best and brightest during its 53rd Annual Awards Recognition Celebration. Over 60 awards were bestowed upon deserving recipients, highlighting the amazing feats achieved in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics.
Sarah Doran '22 Poses with Two Curry Education Professors

Sarah Doran ’22 Presents at New Hampshire Educators’ Conference

Sarah Doran ’22, an Elementary Education major, recently presented at TEACHAPALOOZA, an Educator Rising Conference for students in teacher preparation programs throughout New Hampshire. For her presentation titled “Shaping the Future With Coding-Why is it Meaningful?” Doran discussed and demonstrated robotic tools that can be used to teach coding skills to young students.

Life-Changing Opportunities Await

Start with a foundation in the liberal arts. Add attentive faculty and countless opportunities to learn by doing. That’s what you’ll get with a bachelor’s degree from Curry. Learn what’s waiting for you today.