Lenore Reilly

  • Senior Lecturer Emeritus of Education
Lenore Reilly

Lenore Reilly first joined Mount Holyoke in 2003, serving on the faculty of the Department of Psychology and Education, and later working closely with Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education division, as director of the College’s MAT teacher preparation programs. Before returning to the teaching faculty in 2021, Reilly served as Senior Advisor to the President, coordinating institutional planning, overseeing re-accreditation and assessment, staffing the Board of Trustees, serving as Secretary of the College, and supporting the President on a number of regular and special projects.

Reilly came to Mount Holyoke from the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she served in faculty and administrative roles. Previously, she worked in the K-12 sector as both a literacy specialist and administrator. She holds a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, a master's degree from Simmons College, and a doctorate of education from UMass Amherst.

Areas of Expertise

Elementary/early childhood education, teacher preparation, and professional development


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

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A two-day Intergroup Dialogue workshop in mid-January provided 37 Mount Holyoke faculty and student life staff members with the opportunity to engage in cross-identity dialogue about race and other diversity-related issues.

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