Paula Cristina Azevedo, PhD

Academic Credentials

Ph.D in Education, George Mason University; M.A. in Teaching, University of San Francisco; M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco; B.A. in History, San Jose State University

Bio

Dr. Azevedo has worked in the field of education for over 15 years with a variety of experiences and expertise. She started her career as a high school social studies teacher. Prior to joining Marymount University, Dr. Azevedo was the Clinical Coordinator for Secondary Education at George Mason University where she collaborated with faculty, local school administrators and teacher leaders while coordinating placements for teacher candidates. As a teacher educator she’s taught numerous courses, supervised, and advised teacher candidates. In addition to her experience in teaching, Dr. Azevedo has supported national research projects about teacher effectiveness and consulted on local school districts’ research projects and initiatives. She is also the founder of The Meditating Teacher where she creates and writes about mindfulness practices for educators and school leaders. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her family, gardening, practicing yoga, and walking with her dog, Zoé.

Teaching Areas

Research

Research Interests

Teacher Education; Mindfulness in education; Clinical experiences in teacher education programs; Diversity in education

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Jane Dreyfuss, Ph.D.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., George Mason University; M.A. Georgetown University; M.Ed. Rutgers University; B.A. Montclair University; A.A. Burlington County Community College; Virginia teaching licenses in English, Gifted Education, Administration & Supervision K-12, and Division Superintendent

Bio

Before joining Marymount University, Dr. Jane Dreyfuss spent over 25 years as a classroom teacher and administrator for the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). As FCPS Cluster 8 director and Region 2 interim executive principal, Dr. Dreyfuss worked with the assistant superintendent to supervise, mentor and provide instructional leadership to principals and teachers in over 40 elementary and secondary schools. She first learned about Marymount from principals who partner with Marymount’s Professional Development School program.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dreyfuss has worked with organizations that promote excellence in teaching and learning for diverse student populations. She has served as lead writer for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Middle Childhood Generalist Standards and the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow curriculum.
Jane is a dual US/British citizen who grew up as a U.S. Army dependent and moved every two or three years. She loves exploring new places and cultures. Now that she’s semi-retired, she’s traveled to some pretty incredible places, including stopping in to say hello to our Marymount University student teachers in New Zealand!

Teaching Areas

Pre-service Teacher Preparation; Instruction and Assessment

Research Interests

Standards-Based Education; Classroom Assessment; Educational Leadership

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