JoAnne Ferrara

JoAnne Ferrara, Ph.D.

Professor; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising, Childhood Education

Room: 119 (SOE Hallway)
Mon 1:00- 4:00 p.m
(914) 323-5180

About Me

Dr. JoAnne Ferrara is the associate dean for undergraduate advising and the professional development school (pds) coordinator at Manhattanville. She began her career in education as an elementary school teacher in both general and special education settings. After several years of classroom teaching she became a school administrator in the New York City Department of Education. While at the Department of Education she served as a staff developer and a site-based special education administrator in grades K-6. In 2002 she founded the School of Education’s first professional development school partnership at the Thomas A. Edison School in Westchester County. She strongly believes in the power of school/university partnerships as a vehicle to prepare teacher education candidates. Dr. Ferrara presents regularly at state and national conferences. Her publications include professional development schools, community schools, whole child education, and teacher preparation.

Doctor of Education, NSU Southeastern University
Administration and Supervision, Ph.D., Brooklyn College
Literacy, Master of Science, Yeshiva University
Elementary/Special Education, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, York College