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About Robin Hands

Robin E. Hands, Ed.D is the Director of Clinical Practice at the Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. She began her education career as an elementary school teacher. Eventually, she became an elementary school principal, held adjunct positions at several Vermont Universities, was a program supervisor for the University of MA, where she also received her doctorate. Directly before coming to Sacred Heart University, she spent eleven years as the Director of School-University Partnerships at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education.

Degrees held:
Doctor of Education
Teacher Education and School Improvement Program (TESI)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
            
Master of Arts, Gifted Education K-12
Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT
                   
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Barrington College, Barrington, RI (Now Gordon College, Wenham, MA)
Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude
           
Teaching Responsibilities:
ED 589  Student Teaching Seminar
ED 552  Education in the United States


Awards & Fellowships:
Teaching Works Fellow, University of Michigan (facilitated by SHU)
Inclusive Teaching Fellow, Columbia University (facilitated by SHU)
Graduate Education Award, Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT
Citation of Merit from Alumni Association, Barrington College
Student Teacher of the Year Award, Barrington College


Positions

August 2020 - Present Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Practice, Sacred Heart University Isabelle Farrington College of Education
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Member, National Association for Gifted Children
Member, National Network for Educational Renewal
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Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Education Award Johnson State College
  • Student Teacher of the Year Award Barrington College
  • Alumni Citation of Merit Barrington College

Education

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MA, Johnson State College ‐ Gifted Education
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BS, Barrington College ‐ Elementary Education
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PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Teacher Education and School Improvement
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Contact Information

Isabelle Farrington College of Education
West Campus West Building WCW*W3D308
203-396-8313

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