Educators in Residence help the College of Education more seamlessly to connect teacher preparation with our K-12 school partners. They will work closely with mentor teachers, university supervisors, and student interns throughout the year.
Seacobeck Hall, Room 142
Pearson is graduate of Mary Washington College and a retired elementary teacher of 30 years . Since retirement she has been a New Teacher Coach/Lead mentor for a Title 1 school in Spotsylvania County. She is also a Certified Responsive Classroom teacher. During the 22-23 school year, she also took on the role UMW site facilitator in a PDS school in Spotsylvania County. Her passion is supporting/mentoring those new to the profession and wanting to become educators and improving the partnerships between public schools and UMW.
Seacobeck Hall, Room 141
A former elementary school teacher who has taught grades kindergarten through second grade Powell also has her masters in special education, co-teaching in first grade. She has worked as a university supervisor as well as an adjunct professor for the past 3 years. She is excited to continue working with the college of education and building relationships with future educators.