Dr. Candace Barriteau Phaire
Dr. Candace Barriteau Phaire is Chair of the Division of Education and is an Assistant Professor at The College New Rochelle, Graduate School in the Early Childhood/Childhood department. Prior to completing her graduate studies, she was an elementary school teacher at a public school in NYC. She has also served as an Early Childhood Science Evaluator and Early Childhood Literacy Coach for the Educational Development Center (EDC) in New York City.
Dr. Barriteau Phaire received her Ph.D. from NYU in the Department of Teaching and Learning with a focus on Mathematics Education and received a highly competitive Outstanding Dissertation Nomination. She earned her M.S. Ed in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College and her B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. While working in many areas of education, Dr. Barriteau Phaire’s research focuses on teacher development, especially in the area of mathematics teaching and learning and early childhood curriculum development. In addition, Dr. Barriteau Phaire spends considerable time working with early childhood faculty and staff from the NYC Department of Education on implementing best practices in pre-kindergarten classrooms.
In addition to her work with teacher in various school districts, Dr. Barriteau Phaire also founded a professional development company, titled S.E.E.D.S. (Supporting Educators with Engaging Development and Services) and has successfully organized her consulting staff to provide support for teachers in several private, public and charter schools.