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Rita Gordon

Program Director, Elementary Education and Mathematics in Education, Co-Director, Teacher Residency Programs

Rita Gordon

Rita Gordon is the director of Elementary Education programs and director of the online Mathematics Education M.Ed. program. She structures the math courses that she teaches so that students enjoy mathematics, believe that mathematics is useful and makes sense, and feel confident in their ability to do mathematics. She brings a rich skill set from her many years of experience in educational administration Pre-K though adults, a strong commitment to public schools, and a positive learning environment that is supportive, professional, and dynamic.  

Rita also co-directs the Teacher Residency Programs at Lesley.


BS, Boston University
M.Ed, Boston University
CAGS, State College at Boston


American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (presented Feb 2009); Evaluating Sustainable and Intentional Partnerships: Cooperating Practitioners and Adjunct Faculty

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (presented Feb 2008); Clinical Supervisors and Adjunct Faculty: Maintaining Program Quality through Mentoring

Graduate Elementary Education Programs