Educators in Residence (EIRs)

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.


Susan Pearson

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.


Brooke Powell

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.