Veronica Fenton

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Veronica Jacobson Fenton is an M.A.T. graduate, who transitioned from a 22-year career as an attorney. Veronica will now direct her passion for education to teaching high school social studies. She believes that young people need to feel empowered and engaged with their communities, that an education in civics, government policy, and an introduction to law is vital to students being citizens of the world.  

Veronica was drawn to the M.A.T. program at Mount Holyoke by its EL Education approach to education. She received her B.A. in political science from Wheaton College in 1986 and her J.D. from Suffolk University in 1991. She lives in Lenox, Massachusetts, with her husband, Christopher, and her three children.  

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” 
—James A. Garfield