Gwen Bass is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program. She holds a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.Ed. in school counseling and an M.A. in sport management. Her professional experience includes 10 years of teaching in pre-K–12 special education and general education settings, primarily in roles that involve the intersection of mental health and learning.
Sarah Bent is the Assistant Director of Math Programs in the Professional and Graduate Education Division. In this capacity, she oversees the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program and supports the professional learning programs for K-8 math teachers locally and nationally.
Mike Flynn is the Director of Math Programs in the Professional and Graduate Education Division. In this capacity he runs the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program, oversees all the programming for the department, and develops new innovative ways to make the work of Mathematics Leadership Programs more accessible to teachers.
Prior to working with Mount Holyoke College, Ruth worked as an elementary school teacher and before that, she worked in international corporate communications for over ten years. She brings to the division her experience of working, living and being educated on three different continents (Europe, Asia and North America), as well as her expertise in special education and English language learners.
Ruth graduated from the University of Manchester in Theology and Religious Studies in 1997, and obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching from Mount Holyoke College in 2015. Ruth is currently enrolled to study towards her doctoral coursework in education at UMass Amherst.
Roberto Mugnani’s experience in the field of international education spans over 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and program director in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States.
Eric is an eighth grade English teacher at the Nock Middle School in Newburyport, MA. He is also the Interim Assistant Director for Outreach at the Mount Holyoke School of Professional and Graduate Education (PaGE). He is active in organizing for unions and political campaigns, and he has experience working in independent, parochial, charter, and public schools. He collaborates with artists, writers, actors, journalists, and other creative professionals to bring learning to life for students. He believes in the power of live theater to build community and transform people's lives.
Catherine Swift, Director of the Graduate Licensure Program, has been in the field of education for over 25 years with a focus on Teacher Education. Initially an elementary classroom teacher, Swift became a visiting lecturer and program supervisor at Smith College before moving to Mount Holyoke College in 2013. Swift’s research and interests include co-teaching, social justice and equity, reflective practice, and using children’s literature to teach mindfulness and social emotional skills.
Before coming to the Pioneer Valley, Amy lived in New York City where she worked in the Admissions office of a prestigious girls’ K-12 for ten years. She joined Mount Holyoke College in August 2013 where she started in the Presidents’ Office, but now works in the Professional and Graduate Education office. You may also see her on stage in Chapin or McCulloch playing clarinet and saxophone with the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College.
John M Burt
John’s time is shared between the Office of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke College and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. For the Office of Professional and Graduate Education, John processes financial transactions, analyses financial data and prepares reports. He’s earned a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MBA from William Carey University in Mississippi, and a MSA from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Mary Corinne is the Program Coordinator for Professional and Graduate Education. In this capacity, she supports all of the programs offered through the department. Prior to working at Mount Holyoke College, Corinne served as the Program Coordinator for Executive Education at NYU Stern. She also has extensive experience working in the fields of Theater and Arts Education having previously served as the Director of Education at Barrington Stage Company, and the Assistant Director of Education at TADA! Youth Theater. Corinne holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MA from New York University, Steinhardt, and a BS from Skidmore College.