English Learner Support Services
Inspiring and Empowering Newcomer Youth
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Jane joined Southern Connecticut State University via Sacred Heart University, where, for ten years, she worked as an Instructor of Speech Communication and academic advisor to freshmen. She is a member of the Inquiry faculty at SCSU. While at SHU, Jane was involved in several campus activities, including as mentor to the women’s basketball team, faculty advisor to the debate team, and advisor of Theta Phi Alpha. Jane also taught and tutored in the Hispanic Achievers Program. She was a two time member of the Mississippi Delegation, traveling with students to the Gulf Coast to assist with rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. While at Greenwich High School, Jane was named a Distinguished Teacher and recognized by the State of Connecticut as a runner up for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.
Jane’s educational background consists of a BA from SCSU in French (minor in Spanish) and a teaching certificate. She also graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University and holds an MA in Speech Communication. She resides in Stamford with her husband and their 14-year-old English Setter, Casper. Interests include running, power lifting, biking, women’s studies, politics, and contemporary American fiction. She is an avid dog lover.