Program Advisor for Undergraduate Education Minor; Classroom Management; K-12 Partnerships
New Theories & Models of Classroom Engagement; Teacher Personal Narrative; K-12 Partnerships
Ed. D., Language Arts and Literacy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
M. A., English, Salem State University
B. A., English, Stonehill College
John was a high school English teacher for 19 years, using a skills-based curriculum to teach students who were underserved by traditional content-based models of instruction. He was an innovator of secondary-level pedagogy, a developer of technology-integrated instructional paradigms and an early adopter in distributive leadership within the learning environment. He now teaches mostly graduate level courses to students seeking state licensure in teaching English grades 8-12. He has a deep interest in theories of motivation, innovative K-12 educational models and entrepreneurial approaches to teacher preparation. He believes that praxis between professional K-12 educators, higher education scholars and policymakers is the best way forward for improving public schools.