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Doris Van Gorder

Doris Vangorder

Academic Focus

Teacher preparation, special education


Recognized as an accessible and responsive teacher, teacher leader, adjunct professor, administrator and decision-maker with the ability to consistently and effectively identify resources, mitigate the escalation of problems, establish best practices, provide corrective-action planning, and decisively lead and guide team members to maintain procedural continuity.



University of Massachusetts, Boston - CAGS - Transition Leadership
University of Massachusetts, Boston - Certificate - Teacher Leadership (BTLC Program)
Emmanuel College – MEd - CAGS - Intensive Special Education (All Levels)
Northeastern University - Bachelor of Arts
University of Massachusetts, Boston - MEd - Moderate Special Education (All Levels)

Licensures: Massachusetts

  • Elementary Education
  • Intensive Special Education (All levels)
  • Moderate Special Education (All levels)
  • Special Education Administration


  • Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate
  • Bullying Specialist Certificate
  • Wilson Reading Certificate
  • CPI and CPR Trained
  • Transition Specialist

Professional Experience

Resourceful, dedicated, student-focused, adjunct professor, teacher/teacher leader/administrator with extensive and varied experience as an educator, teacher leader, administrator and supportive team colleague. Offering definitive strengths in educational program design, instruction, data analysis, progress monitoring, instructional planning, and professional development program implementation that have contributed to the creation of structured and responsive learning environments and measurable enhancements in educational service delivery in urban communities.

University of Massachusetts, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Boston, Massachusetts
Interim Director of Teacher Education

Boston Public Schools:

  • Central Office Liaison/Supervisor High Schools, Supervisor of STRIVE Transition Program
  • Director of Special Education - Charlestown High School
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Moderate and Intensive)
  • Director of Extended School Year Learning – Vocational Exploration Program

New Teacher Developer

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