Lenore Reilly (Carlisle)

Assistant Professor/Director
Early Childhood & Elementary Teacher Preparation Programs
309 Reese Psych-Ed
Ext. 2189
Email: Lenore Reilly


  • B.A. Wheaton College
  • M.A. Simmons College
  • Ed.D. University of Massachusetts

Courses Taught

  • The Process of Teaching and Learning: Developing Literacy in the Early Childhood/Elementary Classroom
  • The Process of Teaching and Learning: Developing Math/Science/Technology
  • Instruction and Curriculum
  • Observing and Assisting in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
  • Student Teaching in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools
  • Differences in Learning


My primary interests focus on the complexities of public school/community/higher education partnerships involved in teacher preparation. I am particularly interested in how higher education institutions that have traditionally prepared teachers for suburban schools negotiate a move toward involvement in preparation of teachers for work in urban schools via professional development school collaborations. Through work with the Massachusetts Coalition for Improving Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Urban Schools, I am involved in several research projects that examine the role of Arts and Sciences faculty in teacherpreparation efforts and the policies that support or inhibit collaborationamong education and Arts and Sciences faculty. Special focus areas in working with Arts and Sciences faculty include mathematics and early literacy content and pedagogy.

Recent Publications

Carlisle, L., & Benedict, S., eds. (1993). Beyond Words: Picture Books for Older Readers and Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Rudman, M. and Carlisle, L. (in preparation) Children's Literature: An Issues Approach (4th ed.). New Jersey: Lawrence Earlbaum.

Carlisle, L., & Rosenberger, C. (2001, March). Building communities of inquiry and practice in the Massachusetts Coalition for Teacher Quality and Student Achievement. Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Seattle, Washington.

Carlisle, L. and Rosenberger ,C. (2002, April). An urban school-university partnership: Dynamism and complexity in a community of inquiry and practice. Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York.