René Roselle, Ph.D.
René Roselle is the Associate Director of Teacher Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education as well as an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. René is also the Professional Development Schools Coordinator for Hartford Public School and Windsor Public Schools. In her role as the Associate Director of Teacher Education, she has been involved in redesigning UConn’s Integrated Bachelors/Master’s teacher education program around high leverage practices, revising admissions processes, and creating strong partnership infrastructures to maintain high quality clinical placements.
Roselle earned a Ph.D. in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders, all from the University of Connecticut. She also completed a 6th year in Administration from Sacred Heart University. René was a high school special education teacher before pursuing doctoral study.
In collaboration with Hartford Public Schools, Roselle has won the National Network for Educational Renewal’s (NNER) Richard Clark Exemplary Partnership Award twice, with two different schools in 2010 and 2016. In 2013, she received the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Teaching Scholar Award designed to recognize a commitment to continuously improving teaching through innovation and reflective practice.
Roselle serves on AACTE’s Commission for Clinical Practice; a group of higher education and K-12 leaders from across the country charged with examining the state of clinical practice in teacher preparation, and publishing a set of recommendations for teacher preparation programs nationwide. Most recently, Roselle has joined the Educators Rising Curriculum Development Team, where she is working on designing high quality clinical experiences for high schools students interested in careers in education.
Roselle is the co-editor for Education in a Democracy: A Journal of the NNER and serves on the NNER Governing Council. She has presented on various topics such as clinical practice, school/university partnerships, professional development schools, and teacher education.