Rose Douglas, Director of Candidate Affairs
Rose joined TEACH-NOW in the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of the TEACH-NOW certificate and Master’s in Globalization program, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Communications at Ithaca College. She taught in Hanoi, Vietnam for three years, and her hometown of Washington DC for two.
Patti Froom, Director of Clinical Practice
Patti has been with TEACH-NOW for six years. Prior to that, she was the Program Manager for the Arkansas Provisional Professional Educators License (APPEL) for four years, Elementary Principal at two districts in Southern California for 14 years, and elementary teacher for 15 years. She also served as a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide while completing her multiple subjects credential work. Patti holds a BA in History from California State University, Long Beach and an MS in Education with an emphasis in elementary curriculum and instruction from California State University, Fullerton. Her administrative credential work was done at the University of California, Riverside and San Diego State University.
Jean-Louis Ikambana, Director of Partnerships
Prior to joining TEACH-NOW, Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana served as the Area Director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)-DC Peace and Economic Justice Program. Jean-Louis brings a wealth of experience in coalition building and strategic partnerships. He has also served in the advancement of human dignity for many organizations in Africa, Europe, South America, and North America as a teacher, social worker, program manager, program director, board member, and advocate. He is fluent in Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, French, Spanish and English and received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University.
Andre Barnes, Admissions Director
Andre’s pilot light has always been narrowing gaps in education. As a first generation graduate from the University of Virginia, he has experienced the trials students face navigating the education system. He clearly understands the importance of highly trained educators to guide students to succeed. His educational background includes the National Student Clearinghouse, Americorps, and a Brazilian study abroad with the Carter G. Woodson Institute. André hopes to utilize his experience in operations management and customer service management to assist TEACH-NOW with system improvements. He is committed to selecting the best educators for tomorrow’s students.
Elizabeth Kiely, Admissions Director
Elizabeth has 10 years experience in the Educational field. She started working as an Instructional Leader II for students with special needs while earning her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from San Jose State University. She moved to the DC area in 2010 and was a School Counselor at a private Special Education school in Virginia. In 2013, she accepted a position at Kaplan University (now Purdue Global University) as an Academic Advisor and Career Service Advisor. She joined the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education in April 2018 as an Admissions Director.
Shelbie Goodnow, Coordinator of Clinical Placements
Shelbie comes to TEACH-NOW after working in K-12 online education for 10 years. She worked in urban schools outside of Philadelphia prior to being an online mentor and Spanish teacher. Shelbie has experience in extensive language study in both Costa Rica and Spain. She received her Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, and she enjoys guiding the TEACH-NOW candidates through their Clinical Practice Teaching.
Henri Moser, Director of Faculty and Candidate Induction
Dr. Moser has spent the past 25 years teaching children and leading online graduate students. Most recently, he acted as the Online Learning Specialist at the University of New England where he assisted online graduate students in Education and Social Work with their master’s thesis projects. While at UNE, Dr. Moser completed a comprehensive research study on online graduate student success. Prior to UNE, Henri led a K-8 special education program in Vermont for children with severe emotional behavioral disorders, and before that, taught at a K-8 one-room school high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. He holds an EdD in Transformative Leadership from the University of New England as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership from National University, San Diego.
Darla has worked virtually in global higher education for over 25 years not only as faculty but also in the areas of academic alliances, curriculum development, faculty LCMS training and project management. Her interest lies at the intersection of innovation and global education. As an eLearning Consultant she has also taught educators how to successfully incorporate technology into their teaching and worked to bring innovative technology tools into the North American market. Darla holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University.
Bernadette has worked in higher education for over 16 years at three Universities in the D.C. area – University of Maryland University College, University of Maryland and Marymount University. Bernadette holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from University of Maryland University College.