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.

A Fifth of American Adults Struggle to Read. Why Are We Failing to Teach Them?

This article reports the data and shares the individual stories behind why one-fifth of American adults are illiterate or low-proficiency readers.

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A Day in the Life: Elementary School Teacher, 1st Grade

Clara Lin always knew that she wanted to work in the field of education, but she wasn't sure exactly what she wanted to do, so she decided not to pursue the traditional, undergraduate path to teacher certification. After graduating from …

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The Push for a $60K Base Teacher Salary Gains Steam as Bernie Sanders Signs On

This article will outline the legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce. It will also report on the variations in salaries from state to state.

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Alumni

Pam Allyn

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Chief Executive Officer Dewey
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Ron Espiritu

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

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

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

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Middle School Director Hackley School
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Bob Kuklis

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Social Studies Educator
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Kent Peterson

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

Alumni-in-Residence
  • Writer, Journalist, Professor, Certified English Language Arts Teacher
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413-542-2265
Address

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155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002