elly Carriere is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program. She holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, an M.Ed. in Special Education from Springfield College, and a B.A. in Early Childhood from Fitchburg State University. Her 20 years of professional experience includes 10 years of teaching special education for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in residential treatment facilities and public schools from PreK-6. She has vast experience as a Teaching Assistant, a Practicum Supervisor for Masters Students, and Adjunct Faculty member. Her educational leadership roles include being Special Education Team Chair, a Residential Day School Director, and Elementary School Principal.