Carolyn Parker Director, Graduate Teacher Education SOE | General Academics & Research

Carolyn Parker is the Director of Graduate Teacher Education in the School of Education. She began her career in science education as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, where she helped develop int

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Teacher Education Faculty

Amaarah DeCuir Sr Prof Lecturer, CTRL Senior Inclusive Pedagogy Fellow and AUx Faculty Fellow SOE | Online Partner Programs (OPM)

Amaarah DeCuir, EdD, educator, researcher, and inclusive pedagogy fellow, is a faculty member at American University in the School of Education and an Executive Board member at the Center for Islam in

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  (202) 885-2124

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Dean, School of Education SOE - School of Education

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy believes in the revolutionary power of school counseling. An American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow with 30 years of experience as a former kindergarten teacher, element

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Emily Peterson Assistant Professor SOE | General Academics & Research

Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Psychology Department and the Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience PhD progr

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  (202) 885-3098

Vivian Vasquez Professor SOE | General Academics & Research

Dr. Vivian Maria Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University. She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy

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Stephen Vassallo Associate Professor SOE | General Academics & Research

In his teaching and scholarship, Vassallo works to merge perspectives to critically explore issues related to teaching and learning, especially in the context of academic self-regulation. He draws fro

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  (202) 885-3048

Teacher Education Adjunct Faculty

Kim Block Adjunct Instructor SOE | General Academics & Research

Kim Block is a seasoned educator and school counselor. Block earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from American University and M.A. in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. She worked as a

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Robert Simmons Scholar in Residence SOE | General Academics & Research

Amy Trenkle Adjunct Instructor SOE | General Academics & Research

Amy Trenkle is an sixth grade World Geography teacher, National History Day sponsor, and Model UN advisor, at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. She has been a teacher with DC Public Schools

  atrenkle@american.edu

  (202) 885-6300