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Lane W. Clarke is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England. .She teaches classes at the undergraduate level to pre-service teachers in literacy and global education. Her research interests include workign with English Language Learners, digital litearcy, technology, working with students who struggle in literacy, online teaching pedadogy, and interprofessional collaboration. She has published three books: Educating Literacy Teachers Online: Tools, Techniques, and Transformations (Clarke & Watts-Taffe, 2013), The reading turn-around: A five part framework for differentiated instruction... Read More
Literacy and Technology
Gender and Education
Audrey Bartholomew is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department. She teaches special education courses, both face to face and online, on introduction to special education, Autism, differentiation, and data-based decision making. Audrey's research interests include scholarship of her own teaching and learning, and how to include students with disabilities in general education through meaningful instruction. Audrey has conducted extensive training in Maine and other states on writing effective and compliant transition plans and she volunteers her time as... Read More
Secondary transition for students with disabilities
inclusive practices and schools
positive behavior support
effective online teaching practices
scholarship of teaching and learning
Michelle Collay is professor in the Department of Education. A former public school music teacher, she is a scholar-practitioner who integrates teaching and scholarship in higher education and PK-12 settings. Her research interests include teacher professional socialization with attention to how life experience shapes teachers' professional identities. Collay has worked as a school leadership coach in urban and rural settings, with school leaders engaged in developing professional learning communities. She continues to study constructivist teaching, leading, and equity-focused inquiry in... Read More
Krysten Gorrivan is a Teacher Educator Fellow in the Education Department. On sabbatical from the Biddeford School Department for the 2017-18 school year, Krysten will teach education courses - Curriculum and Assessment, Methods of Teaching Science, Methods of Teaching Math, and Classroom Management. She has been a second grade teacher for eleven years, with more than fifteen years in elementary education, and will return to the Biddeford Primary School upon completion of this year-long experience. Krysten... Read More
Curriculum & Instruction
Inclusive Classroom/School Climate
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Dr. Carol Marcotte completed her doctorate in School Administration & Supervision at Berne University International Graduate School in St. Kitts, West Indies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership.
Carol’s education career started as a regular classroom and special education teacher. Multi-age and looping schedules were part of her classroom expertise. In addition to working as a classroom teacher, she was a principal for 8 years. Her first role at University of New England... Read More
PK-12 School Administration
Dr. Heather Dwyer Sadlier is an Associate Professor and Diversity Educator. She teaches the following courses: Diversity & Social Justice in the Classroom; Perspectives on American Education, Causes & Cost of Inequity, Literacy for Diverse Learners, and Social Studies Methods. Dr. Sadlier works with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity and contributed to the development of the University of New England's Diversity Leadership Certificate program. She teaches two of the program's required workshops: Bias & Stereotypes and Socioeconomic Class-Classism.
Prior... Read More
Biases & Stereotypes
& Hate Prevention
Inclusive Classroom/School Climate
Equity in Education