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Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. ’80Ed

A small book of African poems has had a place in the home of Dr. Cranston-Gingras since her days at St. John’s. A gift from a beloved professor from The School of Education, the book bears a...

St. John's University Crest

“My journey which began at St. John’s has prepared the way to bring me to where I am today.”

Recently honored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre for 25...

Kisong Kim, Ed.M.
“Even before I started elementary school, I was always helping kids in my neighborhood learn to read and write,” she recalls

“I empower children.” That’s how Steven Surujbali summarizes what he does every day as a sixth-grade math instructor in East New York, Brooklyn. “My job is really about...

On the day Helen Rooney visited the Queens, NY, campus for the first time, she sensed that St. John’s was where she could turn her...

“St. John’s University’s teaching programs definitely equip students with the content and practical skills needed to contribute to positive change and become successful teachers...

During the course of a typical week, Marcella Mandracchia ’10Ed, ’11GEd, ’15Ed.D. follows an exacting schedule—serving as an instructor in The School of Education,...

As a special education “co-teacher” at P.S. 71 in Ridgewood, Queens, Nicole Lalena ’12Ed, ’14GEd is convinced she is learning as much as her students. “Working with...

As Latasha Jones ’13Ed.D. sees it, obstacles are opportunities that help build character. A teacher of middle-school students with special needs, Jones recently steered her class at...

Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Helps Families Adapt to Common Core
A number of attributes influenced my decision to attend St. John's, including its academic prestige, proximity to the city, and variety of programs.
After receiving my Masters at The School of Education at St. John’s University, I chose to pursue an Advanced Degree in the School Counseling program based on the reputation of the program and its professors.

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