Ph.D. in Developmental and Educational Psychology — Boston College, 1999
- Comprehensive Examination: Passed with Distinction, 1995
- Areas of Focus: Assessment for Learning, Educational Reform Issues, Teacher-Researcher Relationships, College Student Development, Cognitive Development, Self-Regulation, Feedback, and Motivation. Examinations of culture, race, gender, class within these topics.
- Dissertation Title: Learner-centeredness in middle school, inclusion classrooms: Perceptions of teachers and their students.
- Committee Members: Penny Hauser-Cram, Ed.D., Peter Airasian, Ph.D., Jean Mooney, Ed.D.
- Outside Advisor: Barbara McCombs. Ph.D. (Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory)
Master of Arts in Applied Child Development — Tufts University, 1994
- Thesis Title: Enhancement of a Project Spectrum Based Assessment Tool through the Incorporation of a Process Dimension
- Committee members: David Feldman Ph.D., Martha Bronson Ed.D., George Scarlett, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Science in Education — Lesley College, 1974
- Magna Cum Laude
- Major in Elementary Education, grades K-8
- Minor in Teacher of Emotionally Disturbed
- Orton-Gillingham Technique: Therapist for Specific Reading Disability
- Elementary (K-8)
- Middle School (5-9)
- Severe Behavioral Disorders
- Special Needs (PreK-9)