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Education Professions

Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College has prepared talented students of every background to lead principled lives of consequence.  Education as a pressing social issue has captured the attention of generations of Amherst College students, and alumni who have pursued a calling in education consistently report how their Amherst education provided a sound foundation for their work. With the support and leadership of Charles “Chuck” Ashby Lewis ’64 and Penny Bender Sebring, Ph.D., Amherst’s Careers in Education Professions Career Community encourages students to explore, experience, and reflect upon a variety of paths into the education professions.

After Jan. 6, this Chicago social studies teacher dug into media literacy and misinformation

An interview with Anne-Michele Boyle, a social studies teacher of 15 years, shares how her classroom changed after the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

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How Many Teachers Are Retiring or Quitting? Not as Many as You Might Think

The EdWeek Research Center conducted a recent survey to investigate how high teacher resignation is compared to years past.

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Defining the Path Forward for Executive Education

Well before the pandemic entered the picture, the concept of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) was fully integrated into the managerial lexicon. It is a tidy shorthand used to describe unpredictable circumstances. And if ever there was an era …

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Alumni

Pam Allyn

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Chief Executive Officer Dewey

Ron Espiritu

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Director of Ethic Studies for All Camino Nuevo Charter Academies

Ashley Finigan

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • PhD candidate in History & Upper School History and American Studies Teacher Berkeley Carroll School

Antara Ganguli

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Director United Nations Girls Education Initiative

Cyndy Jean

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Middle School Director Hackley School

Bob Kuklis

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Social Studies Educator

Kent Peterson

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Emeritus Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison

Inda Schaenen

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Writer, Journalist, Professor, Certified English Language Arts Teacher

Contact & Location

Phone
413-542-2265
Address

First Floor College Hall
155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002