Timothy LeBel, MEd’16
- New Teacher Support Specialist, School of Education and Social Policy
In my role as new-teacher support specialist, I am responsible for program oversight, outreach, and growth for the grant-funded Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS). I also oversee the licensure and practicum processes within the School of Education and Social Policy and teach Practicum Seminar courses; assist with academic advising; work with the ‘Global Leadership in Action’ living-learning community and teach their First Year Experience course; advise the Student Education Association of Massachusetts (SEAM) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Education Honor Society chapters; and assist with several related research and marketing projects.
In addition, I contribute to the undergraduate education and online competency-based M.Ed. programs as a teaching assistant and tutor; I have experience with both on-ground and online class formats. My research interests include PreK-12 education, leadership and mentorship, and academic advising.
I am working to grow MINTS as a resource and model for new teachers and recent graduates in the education field to receive professional development, support, and mentoring opportunities to better prepare and transition early educators in an effort to improve teacher retention.
- M.Ed., Higher Education, Merrimack College
- B.A., Foreign Language and Education, Roger Williams University