Michael Labeach

Administrative Assistant II

Office: O'Connor Hall 126
Phone Number: 508 626 4569

Mr. Labeach works with the College of Education Dean, the Licensure and Placement Office, and the Education Department's Chair and faculty. He is also available to assist students with obtaining field study and student teaching applications and MTEL testing information.

Margaret Hagemeister, M.A.

Field Placement Assistant

Office: O'Connor Hall 125
Phone Number: 508 215 5810

Ms. Hagemeister places undergraduate and PBTL candidates for field study and student teaching in area public schools.

Sandra Shaw, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Education Placement and Licensure

Office: O'Connor Hall 125
Phone Number: 508 626 4573

Mrs. Shaw oversees the Education Field Placement and Licensure Office. She is responsible for Field Study and Student Teaching placements for undergraduate and PBTL students as well as licensure endorsements for undergraduate, PBTL, and graduate students.  In addition, Mrs. Shaw serves as a pre-admission advisor for the PBTL program and serves as advisor to all students in the M.Ed. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and M.Ed. Educational Technology programs.

Valerie Hytholt

Director, Centers for Early Childhood Education

Office: Child Development Lab, Hemenway Hall 106
Phone Number: 508.626.4739

Valerie is the Director of the Centers of Early Childhood Education on campus: the Jeanne M. Canelli Child Development Lab and Early Childhood Center. Valerie has extensive experience working in the early childhood field developing and supporting educational opportunities for young children and for adults learning to teach and care for children and their families. Valerie earned her M.Ed in Literacy and Language from Framingham State University as well as completing the University’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program in Early Childhood Education. She holds the Initial teaching license in Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She also holds Lead Teacher and Director certifications from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Davis and a California secondary teaching license in the social sciences.