Student/Faculty Research

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Student profile

Peggy McQuaid Peggy McQuaid

American studies, education

Q: How did you choose your major?
A: I wanted to study elementary education and majored in American Studies because I am interested in race and ethnicity. Discussions in class centered on inequality and were stimulated by students from many disciplines. Everyone contributed something different to the dialogue.

Q: What were the advantages of studying education at Connecticut College?
A: The program reinforced my ideas about justice and equality and broadened my awareness. I am very interested in urban education and English language learners, so the New London community has been a great place to learn.

Q: Did you study abroad?
A: I took a semester off to work in Honduras at a bilingual elementary school, which gave me an entirely different context in which to view education and Latin American immigration.

Q: What are your career plans?
A: In 2013 I returned from three years as a principal in Honduras, which was an amazing experience (and huge challenge!). I now teach kindergarten at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London. Within five years I plan to enter graduate school so I can go back to administration or become a professor of education.

Selected courses

  • Literacy in the Elementary Schools
  • Curriculum and Classroom Assessment
  • Museum Education
  • Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School
  • Curricular Theories and Design in the Content Area
  • Children's Books, Culture and Teaching Literacy
  • Foundations of Education
  • Education and the Revolutionary Project in Latin America
  • Student Teaching in the Elementary School
  • Student Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Student Teaching Seminar in Critical Pedagogy: Elementary and Secondary School
  • AIDS, Bullying, Aggression/Suicide, Drug Prevention and Conflict Resolution for Teachers


Student research


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