Dr. Sarah B. Fennelly

Title: Reading Teacher
Company:  Stoneham Public Schools
Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States

Sarah Fennelly, Reading Teacher at Stoneham Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a reading teacher and adjunct professor.

Following obtaining a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education with a minor in music in 1992, Ms. Fennelly later continued her education with a master’s degree in consulting teacher of reading from Lesley University (formerly Lesley College) in 1999. She is currently pursuing a PhD in language and literacy from St. John’s University.

Since 2016, Ms. Fennelly has provided superior education as a reading teacher, specializing in grammar, vocabulary and comprehension, with Stoneham Public Schools in the Boston metropolitan area, and since 2018 as an adjunct professor with Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill and also as an adjunct professor with American International College in Springfield. As an adjunct professor, Ms. Fennelly works with graduate students studying for their master’s degree or their Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. Ms. Fennelly also excelled as a special education teacher with Stoneham Middle School from 2002 to 2016. 

Deeply cognizant of community needs, Ms. Fennelly is a member of the Greater Boston Reading Council and the Children’s Dyslexia Center, where she was a member of the board of directors from 2014 to 2017. Her professional memberships include the Reading League, International Literacy Association and Massachusetts Reading Association, in which she has a seat on the executive board.

Ms. Fennelly attributes her success to her willingness to offer assistance to anyone who is in need and to her willingness to face new challenges. She also attributes it to her passion for teaching and desire to help children to read. What inspired her to be involved in reading was indeed her passion for reading as she found reading a source of enjoyment as a child. Realizing and seeing children who struggle is what also sparked her interest to help them to be aware of the importance of reading as a lifelong skill for them to be successful members of the society.

Being a part of The Reading League and becoming a peer reviewer is also something in which Ms. Fennelly takes great pride. The opportunity of working with other experts in the field of education as a peer reviewer has been very rewarding to her. In the coming years, she hopes to complete her PhD and also hopes to continue her work in the field of education as a reading teacher, as well as an adjunct professor, as she still has ten years prior to her retirement. Ms. Fennelly would also like to work with college students such as undergrads who are about to enter the classroom and teachers who will observe them during their practicums.

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