Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Jane Bleasdale

Department Chair

Dr. Bleasdale's research focused on equity and inclusion in Catholic Jesuit high schools and specifically the experience of Black, Latino, and LGBTQ students. Dr. Bleasdale's career has been primarily in K-12 education serving as a high school administrator focusing on faculty development and mission and identity. Her professional experience also includes teaching graduate courses in organizational leadership, strategic planning, and preparing leaders for diverse educational settings. Dr....

Education:

PhD, Fordham University's Center for Catholic School Leadership

Expertise:

Creating communities of inclusion, LGBTQ experience and Catholic Education

Alejandro Covarrubias

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2062

Alejandro Covarrubias earned his EdD in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco. His research focused on how the racial and gender identity formation of men of color student leaders are impacted when they have white women supervisors and advisors in higher education. His other research interests include the experiences of men of color in higher education and college men’s engagement in sexual violence prevention...

Education:

Gonzaga University, BA & Certificate in Ministry, Colorado State University; M.S. Student Affairs Higher Education, Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of San Francisco, Ed. D. International and Multicultural Education

Walter Gmelch

Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-5434

Walter H. Gmelch joined the faculty of the Department of Leadership Studies after having served as the School of Education Dean for nine years. Before coming to USF, he was Dean of the College of Education at Iowa State University. He also served in the roles of dean, associate dean, department chair and professor at Washington State University. As educator, management consultant, university administrator, and former business executive, Dr. Gmelch has conducted research and written extensively...

Education:

PhD, Educational Executive Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

Danfeng Koon

Co-Director, Transformative School Leadership Program, Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-4346

Danfeng Soto-Vigil Koon is an Assistant Professor in the Leadership Studies department in the School of Education. Her research focuses on educational law and policy as a site of contestation, and explores the ways that education law and policy further or impede efforts to create a more just society. Her passion for, and commitment to, public education is informed by her work as an educator, lawyer, and organizer. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, a JD from the...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, JD, University of Maryland School of Law, EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, BA, Economics and Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Darrick Smith

Co-Director, Transformative School Leadership Program, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-5802

Dr. Darrick Smith is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco and Co-Director of the School of Education’s new Transformative School Leadership (TSL) program. His research interests are culturally responsive discipline practices; critical pedagogy; transformative school leadership, and social justice schooling. Dr. Smith is the founder and former Director of the TryUMF (pronounced "triumph") program in Oakland, CA and formerly served as the Co-Director...

Education:

EdD, Educational Leadership, San Francisco State University, CA

Desiree Zerquera

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
(415) 422-4535

Desiree Zerquera is an Assistant Professor for Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Leadership Studies. Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents, she pursued her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and master's degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Florida before attending Indiana University to pursue her PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Desiree Zerquera has worked as a researcher, student affairs practitioner, and higher education...

Education:

PhD, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington

Part-Time Faculty


John Bansavich Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty; DTTL Program Coordinator
(415) 422-5529

John has been working at USF since 1997, and is presently the Director of Learning Technologies in the Center of Instruction and Technology (CIT). He is also the program coordinator for the DTTL program. John has taught courses in Web Design and Issues, Trends and Research for the DTTL program. He has also taught Teaching, Learning and Technology for the Teacher Education Department. John earned his Ed.D. from the USF School of Education Learning and Instruction Department. His dissertation...

Education:

Ed.D., Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco

Erika Boissiere

Adjunct Professor

Erika Boissiere is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #84047) who specializes in couples counseling and is based out of San Francisco, California. She is the founder of The Relationship Therapy Group, a practice located in San Francisco dedicated to treating couples using cognitive behavioral therapy. An adjunct instructor teaching master level courses to students who are studying to be marriage and family therapists, she is also a contributing author to Forbes, writing on business...

Education:

University of San Francisco, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2011, University of Colorado, Boulder, Double BA in Economics & Political Science, 2003

Expertise:

Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychology

Quinn Burke

Adjunct Professor

Quinn is a senior research scientist at the national education non-profit Digital Promise in San Mateo. His research at Digital Promise examines the effectiveness of different activities by which to introduce students to programming and how computational thinking (CT) can support core curricula coursework. His research has been supported by a number of state and federal grants, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education. He has written numerous...

Education:

University of Pennsylvania, EdD in Learning Sciences, 2012, Columbia University, MA in English Literature, 2003, Boston College, BA in English, 1999

Ling Busche

Adjunct Faculty

Ling Busche received double undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then went on to earn a Masters of Arts in School Counseling at the University of San Francisco. As a product of public school herself, she was passionate about pursuing a career in the school system. Over the past 13 years, she has worked in different roles within the educational arena. She started out as an elementary school teacher, then pursued the world of after...

Jeanmarie Cahill

Adjunct Faculty

A New York City native, Jeanmarie has lived in the Bay Area for almost thirty years. She holds both a BA and MA in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Jeanmarie has worked in a variety of mental health settings primarily focusing on adolescents, young adults, adults and families. She is currently in private practice in Palo Alto. In addition to private practice and teaching, Jeanmarie has a keen interest and practice in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Eric Calloway

Adjunct Faculty

Eric Calloway is a 2nd year fieldwork supervisor for SCP. He is from San Diego and attended Grossmont Community College where he played baseball and earned an Associate's Degree in General Education. Upon completion he moved to San Francisco and attended San Francisco State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and from there attended San Jose State University where he earned a Master's Degree in Counselor Education and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. He has worked in...

Education:

MA, Counselor Education, San Jose State University, CA

Davina Chan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. Davina Chan obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches in the Psychology Department and in Theological & Religious Studies, as well as in the PsyD program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Her clinical and teaching interests include East Asian meditation practices, Asian American psychology, cognitive psychology, and biological psychology. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Chan is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Mariana Chavez

Adjunct Faculty

Mariana Chavez-Picazo is a native of San Francisco and a product of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) public school system. She received a bachelor of arts in liberal studies at San Francisco State University and a master’s degree of arts/PPS credential in counseling psychology from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Prior to counseling, she worked in youth development for five years providing programs to youth ages 6-18 in the areas of health education...

Shelwyn Corrigan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Shelwyn Corrigan has a Master's in Linguistics, a Master's in Digital Media & Learning, and certification in Multimedia Studies. She has worked in digital design since 1994. In addition, she has taught ESL and EFL in Europe, South America and at universities in California and New York. Her interests are in teaching pronunciation, academic oral skills and the integration of new media in the classroom. She is a media consultant and web designer, and has taught at the University of San...

Patricia Cowick

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Patty Cowick, MFT, is a licensed therapist of 28 years who has worked in a variety of settings: public schools, community mental health and private practice. She has been teaching at USF for the past 20 years. She teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the School Counseling Program. Her courses include: Group Counseling, Theory and Practice, Parent and Child Therapy, Psychopathology, Life Transitions, Cross Cultural Counseling and Fieldwork Supervision. Her teaching style...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

Ilze Duarte

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Duarte teaches courses in the online and classroom-based MA TESL programs at USF. Her specialties are TESL theory and methods and accent improvement. She is very excited about the use of increasingly sophisticated and creative technologies in TESL. As a life-long learner herself, she appreciates the amazing opportunities these technologies offer for student learning and teacher development.

Education:

PhD, Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Feehan

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Nancy Feehan is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a workshop leader/consultant trained in cross-cultural healing and wisdom. In addition to teaching for USF in the Counseling Psychology department, she works in private and corporate settings, including the Redwoods Elder Community in Marin County. Nancy also teaches psychology at New Horizon School in Santa Rosa. She is the group facilitator for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and their families in Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino Counties...

Education:

MS in Clinical Psychology, Antioch West University, San Francisco, CA

Cinzia Forasiepi

Adjunct Faculty

Cinzia Forasiepi teaches credential and master's courses at the School of Education in the areas of early literacy and elementary education as well as first and second language acquisition, second language teaching and assessment, and literacy. A native of Perugia the "Green Heart of Italy", Dr. Forasiepi speaks Italian, French and English and is a certified translator. After graduating in Political Science and in Translation, she moved with her husband to Victoria, Canada where she worked as a...

Education:

EdD, International and Multicultural Education, Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition, University of San Francisco, CA

Luz García

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Luz Navarrette García is a part-time professor in the Department of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. She has been a proud part of the IME familia since starting her doctoral studies in 2008. A full-time community college ESL professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, Dr. García is happy to share her expertise with students in the MA TESOL program.

Education:

EdD, International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition, University of San Francisco, MS, Dominican University, BA, Sonoma State University, AA, Santa Rosa Junior College

Expertise:

Teaching Multilingual Learners (TESOL/ESL), Community College Education, K-12 Education, Field Project / Thesis Guidance

Zeyda Garcia

Zeyda received her Bachelor's Degree in Raza Studies and Sociology from San Francisco State University. She received her Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco. She focused on the School Counseling and Clinical Counseling dual track while at USF. Zeyda was trained as a community organizer through Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland and has utilized those skills to support youth and families to navigate systemic issues. Prior to Counseling, she...

Niki Gibbons

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Niki Gibbons has been a School Counselor in San Francisco Unified School District for 20 years. Her experience includes working at the Elementary and Secondary levels, in the following schools: Edison Elementary, Washington High School, Giannini Middle School; Head Counselor at Hoover Middle School, and Woodside Learning Center, SFUSD Court Schools at Juvenile Hall. She worked as a School Counselor at a Continuation High School in the East Bay for 5 years prior to coming to SFUSD. Currently,...

Education:

MA, Educational Administration, San Francisco State University

Yi Guan

Assistant Professor, Teaching English as Second Language

Yi Guan’s scholarly work focuses on strategy-based instruction, educational technology, and adult education. She has been invited to present at regional and national conferences such as CATESOL and TESOL. Her dissertation research employed the mixed methods approach and implemented a 3-phase research design to investigate how explicit listening strategy instruction might impact adult ESL students’ listening comprehension performance. Dr. Guan has over 10 years of experience working with...

Education:

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California Ed.D. International & Multicultural Education: Second Language Acquisition, 2014 Minor: Digital Media & Learning, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, 2009, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China B.E. in Business English, 2007

Expertise:

Strategy-Based Instruction, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as Second Language, Instructor, ESL Department, City College of San Francisco, Lecturer, American Language Program, California State University East Bay

Michelle Haley

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Dr. Michele Haley currently works at a Bay Area domestic violence agency and as a supervisor for first year graduate students. She has taught as an adjunct and guest lecturer at the graduate level, and her clinical experiences range from forensic to partial hospital to numerous school-based settings. She has worked intensively toward designing, facilitating, and co-facilitating 19 types of therapy groups and creating and facilitating psychoeducational workshops designed with the community at...

Aaron Horn

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Aaron L. Horn is a licensed marriage and family therapist and lecturer at the University of San Francisco, where he primarily teaches Counseling Across Cultures. Dr. Horn has received numerous awards and accolades, including USF’s “Edward J. Griffin Award.” He is currently a community mental health clinician at Lincoln, located in Oakland, and the chief executive officer of Horn Development Consulting in San Francisco. In classes, Dr. Horn uses the unique engagement style of R.A.M. (...

Education:

Ed.D. International Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco, MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Melisa Kaye

Adjunct Professor
(415) 533-0324

Dr. Melisa Kaye is an occupational therapist and university instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches in the Educational Technology program at the University of San Francisco and in the Occupational Therapy departments at San Jose State University and Samuel Merritt University. A co-creator of the Educational Technology Master’s program at USF, Melisa’s research interests include multimedia learning, using technology to enhance healthcare education, sensory processing and...

Education:

EdD, Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco

Joy Lopez

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Joy Lopez is the Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA. She oversees the technology department for preschool through high school. Sacred Heart has iPads in carts for grades 1-4, and 1:1 iPads in grades 6-12. Sacred Heart Prep's iPad program is an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013. Before Sacred Heart, Dr. Lopez launched the one-to-one program at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA and launched their first online courses. She has been instrumental in driving...

Education:

EdD, Educational Technology, Pepperdine University

Gibrán Méndez

Adjunct Professor

Gibrán Méndez, LMFT is an adjunct professor of counseling psychology. He holds licensure in marriage and family therapy from the Board of Behavioral Sciences and is the director of quality improvement at Stanford Sierra Youth and Families in Sacramento, Ca. During his work as a therapist, he provided community-based mental health services to youth from birth to 20 years of age and their families to reduce barriers and empower families to solve serious challenges together. He has a master’s...

Education:

California State University, Chico, MS in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012, California State University, Chico, BA in Psychology and Spanish, 2010

Expertise:

Child and Family Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Latinx Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy

Diana Neebe

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Diana Neebe is an instructor in the Master of Educational Technology program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Education, and is the director of faculty development for an independent college preparatory school in Silicon Valley. Dr. Neebe has taught high school English Language Arts for over a decade in both public and independent schools. She is the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning (2015). Her research interests rest at the intersection of...

Education:

Ed.D., Learning & Instruction, University of San Francisco, M.Ed., Curriculum Design, University of San Diego, Single Subject Teaching Credential, English and Civics, University of San Diego, BA Literature/Writing & Political Science, UC San Diego

ThuyMinh Nguyen

Adjunct Faculty

Mimi received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward. She received her Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay. Before working as a middle school counselor, Mimi worked with adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues, at Thunder Road Treatment Center, as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Mimi emigrated from Vietnam and grew up in...

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward, Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay

Aisha Ortega

Program & Fieldwork Manager
(415) 422-5622

Aisha Ortega brings over twelve years of experience working with students in various capacities. Participating in the New York City Teaching Fellows program, she became a special education teacher; teaching for four years in the South Bronx. Additionally, she has worked as a middle school study skills and critical reading instructor at the University of California, Berkeley and as a program site coordinator for a non-profit and public school grant collaboration. In March 2012, Aisha joined USF'...

Education:

M.S., Urban Education, Mercy College, M.A., Speech and Interpersonal Communication, NYU , B.S., Human Development, UC Davis

Karolyn Palmer

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Mrs. Karolyn K. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#38766) and a Credentialed School Counselor. She currently is a School Counselor at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California and is a psychotherapist at Lafayette Family Counseling. She focuses her private practice on providing children, adolescents, and adults individual, family, and group psychotherapy. In her nineteen years of professional experience, she has gained specialized knowledge and training in the areas of...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Manuel Pérez

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez received his EdD in international and multicultural education from the University of San Francisco. He is one of the original founders and co-director for Grupo Folklórico Los Alteños, a traditional Mexican folklórico company in Sacramento. With 25 years of experience in traditional danza, Manuel enjoys connecting his research on identity, artful resistance, and radical imagination to social justice spaces of performance. In recent years, he has traveled to various...

Education:

University of San Francisco, EdD in International & Multicultural Education, 2017, San Diego State University, MA in Communication Studies, 2006, Santa Clara University, BA in Communication Studies/Ethnic Studies, 2004

Expertise:

Traditional Mexican Folklórico, Queer People of Color, Community Organizing

Silvia Ramirez

Adjunct Faculty, Leadership Studies

Dr. Ramirez is a native of San Francisco. As a Stanford, UC Santa Cruz and USF alum, she continues to volunteer in her community; works as K-5 educator and teacher trainer. She currently resides in Sonoma County with her family. Her on-going research includes Reflections on Administrative Lessons in Education, with her mentor, Dr. Patricia Mitchell. She has published several articles, co-authored and co-edited two books with Dr. Patricia Mitchell. She has also presented at the Hawaii...

Colette Roche

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Colette Roche is an Associate Principal for a high school in the East Bay. She oversees academics, educational technology, and sustainability in a one-to-one laptop school. Her work has had a strong focus on educational technology over the past 15 years, through her career as an English teacher and now as an administrator. Her dissertation examines the effect of teacher voice and design has on student learning in teacher-created multimedia.

Education:

Ed.D., Learning and Instruction, USF, MS Ed, Online Teaching and Learning, CSU East Bay, MA, English, Holy Names University, Single Subject Teaching Credential, English, CSU Hayward, BA, English, UC Berkeley

Donna Scarlett

Adjunct Professor, Teaching Education

Donna Scarlett is an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco and a part-time education consultant. Her expertise includes secondary-English teaching, curriculum design, teacher mentoring, and instructional coaching. Prior to teaching at the University of San Francisco, Dr. Scarlett was a faculty member of both the Languages Department at Radboud University and the English Education program at the HAN University for Applied Sciences in Nijmegen, Netherlands...

Education:

Ed.D. - Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco (main campus), MA - Education, Mills College, BA - dual major in English and Communication, University of New Hampshire

Expertise:

Secondary-English teaching, Curriculum design, Teacher mentoring, Instructional coaching

Laurie Scolari Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Higher Education and Student Affairs

For over 18 years, Laurie Scolari, EdD has worked to increase the number of first generation college students who complete a certificate or degree in postsecondary education. Dr. Scolari currently serves as the statewide Director for the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) for the Career Ladders Project, under the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Previously, she served as the Dean of Counseling and Student Support Services at City College of San...

Education:

EdD Educational Leadership, San Francisco State University, MA Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco, BA Communication Studies, San Jose State University

Claudia Six

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology
(415) 453-6218

Claudia Six has been a Clinical Sexologist for over 25 years. She has a private practice in San Rafael where she sees individuals and couples dealing with relationship and sexual issues. Born and raised in France, she brings an ease with the topic of sexuality. She is inherently sex-positive and maintains a broad perspective by taking factors such as biological, psychological, sociological, anthropological and historical into consideration when addressing sexual issues. She is regularly invited...

Education:

PhD Clinical Sexology, Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA., MA Counseling Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, CA

Andrea Spero

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Andrea McEvoy Spero is an educator and activist who develops curriculum and trainings for teachers focused on engaging youth in the historical and current contexts of race, gender and human rights. She leads the high school implementation of From Slavery to Obama: Renewing the Promise of Reconstruction, a course developed in collaboration with Dr. Clarence B. Jones.  Her academic research and writing focuses on the use of performing arts to teach human rights in urban high schools. She co-...

Education:

University of San Francisco, EdD in International & Multicultural Education, 2012, Loyola Marymount University, MA in Education, 1997

Vivian Tamkin

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Vivian L. Tamkin is a licensed psychologist specializing in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health in her Pasadena, CA private practice. She also provides social/emotional classroom-based mental health classroom support to teachers, children, and families enrolled in local area Head Start and Early Head Start programs. In addition to providing Preschool Mental Health Consultation she received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a minor in...

Mio Tsukamoto Berk

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Mio Tsukamoto Berk graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology knowing that she wanted to work with adolescents in an educational setting. After exploring various fields in substitute teaching, entrepreneurial coaching, research consulting, grant writing, and serving as youth director for Japanese American Christian youth, Mio enrolled in the University of San Francisco School Counseling program to pursue her first passion, and returned to the school setting interning with the San...

Education:

BA, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

Samuel Wan

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Dr. Samuel Wan is a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor with the Substance Use and PTSD Clinic (SUPT) at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and his BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the current Assistant Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the SFVAMC, as well as Chair of the annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference, Chair of the Psychology Diversity Committee, Faculty...

Education:

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, BA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Kevin Zaragoza

Adjunct Professor

Kevin Zaragoza has been coined a “jack of all trades.” Bringing his passion for technology, design, and instruction into the ESL classroom fulfills his days after joining the English for Art Purposes (EAP) department at Academy of Art University in spring 2020. Aside from teaching, Kevin also works as a webmaster for the College of Alameda LSLA department and provides his own private trainings/consultations in multiple subjects that fall under ESL, technology, and design. He stays heavily up to...

Education:

University of San Francisco, MA in TESOL with ETK, 2019, University of California, Davis, BA in Design, 2017


Patricia Mitchell

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies; Department Chair
(415) 422-2079

Professor Patricia Mitchell’s scholarly work focuses on gender inequity in higher education, including the disparity in women’s representation in higher education leadership. She has over three decades of experience working with school districts, major corporations, industry, religious organizations, training of teachers, designing curricula, conducting leadership workshops, and designing instructional materials. She has had experience across all levels of public education, ranging from...

Education:

PhD, Education, concentration: Educational Administration, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., MS, Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, BS, Elementary Education, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD