Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, President
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Ph.D. is a teacher educator, researcher and associate professor at Stonehill College, where she serves as director of graduate teacher education. Her research focuses on teacher education and special education teacher preparation, particularly in the area of autism, as well as teacher education policy initiatives and reforms. She was a key architect of the Massachusetts Autism Endorsement. Stringer Keefe is president of the Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children and the author of Remixing the Curriculum: The Teacher's Guide to Technology in the Classroom (Rowman & Littlefield) and the award-winning Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Teachers College Press). Stringer Keefe has more than 20 years’ experience in public and private education settings, as a teacher, consultant and critical friend to various non-profits. She is a researcher with Project TEER, a group of teacher education scholars and practitioners who collectively research issues related to teacher education, education reform, policy, and politics, and is co-principal investigator on a multi-year research study of new Graduate Schools of Education (nGSEs) with teacher education scholar Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith (Boston College). In 2013, she founded 3artists, an art exhibition showcasing the work of professional and emerging autistic artists, including award winning artists Temple Grandin, Jessy Park and John M. Williams.
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