Carolyn Parker Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program and Sr Professorial Lecturer SOE - School of Education

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

  caparker@american.edu

  (202) 885-6259

Teacher Education Faculty

Amaarah DeCuir Sr Professorial Lecturer SOE - School of Education

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

  adecuir@american.edu

  (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

  cholcomb@american.edu

Emily Grossnickle Peterson Asst Professor SOE - School of Education

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

  epeterso@american.edu

  (202) 885-3098

Vivian Vasquez Professor SOE - School of Education

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

  vvasque@american.edu

Stephen Vassallo Assoc Professor SOE - School of Education

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

  vassallo@american.edu

  (202) 885-3048

Teacher Education Adjunct Faculty

Kimberly Block Adjunct Instructor

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

  kblock@american.edu

Robert Simmons Scholar in Residence and Scholar of Antiracist Praxis SOE - School of Education

Robert began his career as a middle school STEM teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. As a former teacher, school administrator, school district senior leader, and tenured professor of urban educatio

  rsimmons@american.edu

Amy Trenkle Adjunct Instructor

Amy Trenkle is an eighth grade U.S. history teacher, National History Day sponsor, and Model UN advisor, at Ida B Wells Middle School in Washington, D.C. She has been a teacher with DC Public Schools

  trenkle@american.edu