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Goodale, Ronda

Program Chair, Early Education and Care
Senior Instructor
Boston College
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Focus

Early education and care

Community Involvement

Sing in a community chorus

Courses Taught

EMC 317 Educational Perspectives in Early Childhood Growth and Development


PHD - Boston College - Educational Psychology
CAGS - Harvard University - Administration and Social Planning
MEd - Northeastern University
BS-Ed - University of Mass/ Boston

Professional credentials:

  • Licensed and certified psychologist
  • Moderate Special Needs Teacher
  • Administrator of Special Education
  • General Supervisor
  • Principal
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Certificate for Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate as InterculturalTrainer, Georgetown University
  • National Board Certified Teacher in the Exceptional
  • Certified Wilson Reading  Teacher
  • Certified Trainer in Cooperative Discipline, Instrumental Enrichment

Preparing our students to be excited about life long learning exploration

Professional Experience

2009-Present - Consultant - Malden and other school systems

2008-Present - Part-Time Lecturer, Northeastern University

1968-Present - University of Massachusetts, Boston- Part-Time  Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education
Courses taught: How to Make Inclusion Work K-12;  Exceptional Child; Learning Disabilities; Clinical teaching 1 and 2; Developmental Patterns of Special Needs Child; Decision-Making in Special Education; Adolescent Psychology; Educational Psychology; Consultation; Topics of Special Education; Talented and Gifted; Behavior Management; Planning and Programming for Bilingual Special Needs Students; Cognition and Theories of Learning; Research and Design; Research and Evaluation; Research Methods; Child Psychology; Practicum Supervision.

2006-Present - William James College - Part-Time Faculty member in the School  Psychology Program 
Courses Taught : Instructional Assessment and Intervention, Behavioral Assessment: Collaboration and Consultation, Educating Students with Disabilities, Developmental Psychology 

2000-2014 - Part-Time Lecturer - Lesley College

2008-2014 - Wediko Children Services - Consultant

2008-2010 - Lead Teacher - Boston Public Schools

2000-2009 - Lyndon Pilot School AND Boston Evening and Day Academy Charter, Evaluation Team Facilitator

1999-2009 - Boston Public Schools-Literacy Coach McKinley Schools -K-12

1998-1999 - Boston Public Schools Assistant Program Director - Central Office/Special Education
1996-1998 - Boston Public Schools Program Advisor - Central Office
1993-1996 - Boston Public Schools Program Advisor - High School Level Supervisor itinerant service providers

Research & Publications


2016 - in the Advocate-AFT Massachusetts October/November “ Public Schools:Advertising
2016 - in the Advocate-AFT Massachusetts August - September “ The “Right” Education
2014 - In Mass School Professional Psychology Newsletter  “ Independent Assessments or the Emperor’s New Clothes”

Selected Presentations

2014 -2016 - WBZ-Radio  Talk-show guest four times on Morgan White show

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • CEC - Council for Exceptional Children
  • NASP - National Association of School Psychologists
  • MASP - Mass Association of Professional Psychology