School of Education

Faculty Profiles and Bios

Dr. Sheilah M. Paul
Founding Dean
spaul@mec.cuny.edu

Department: Education

Teacher Education, Special Education, and Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Dr. Sheilah Marion Paul is the Founding Dean of the new School of Education at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.  She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts (honors), and completed her graduate studies at Columbia University, New York City.  She holds three Master’s degrees from Teachers College Columbia University: a Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Developmental Psychology, a Master of Education Degree (Ed.M.) in Instructional Practice in Special Education; and a Master of Philosophy Degree (M.Phil.) in Special Education.  She earned her PhD in Education/Special Education from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Paul is a tenured Professor of Education, former Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education, and a previous Chair of the Education Department in the School of Liberal Arts and Education. She is a passionate educator, a committed and creative specialist in intervention, assessment practices, special education, classroom management, behavior modification, and curriculum and program development for diverse learners in multicultural societies.  She is also a clinician with expertise in diagnostic, educational and psychological assessments, and an interventionist and habilitation service provider for individuals with disabilities. This blend of educator and practitioner makes her a unique and authentic expert in her field.

Since joining Medgar Evers College in 2003, Dr. Paul received several awards for outstanding contributions to teaching and learning; among them, Student Choice Awards as the Most Innovative Faculty, Most Passionate Faculty, and the Most Inspirational Faculty, and received the first Spirit of Medgar Wiley Evers Outstanding Faculty Award. She is proactive in seeking out opportunities and resources to support professional preparation of students. Dr. Paul has received numerous competitive federal and state grants totaling over $8M for special educator preparation, as well scholars in the high school through college STEM pipeline of healthcare professionals across the College.  

Dr. Paul is an active member of several professional organizations.  She has presented at several national and international conferences, among them, International Conferences in Madrid, Spain; Dubai, UAE; and Venice, Italy.  Several manuscripts of her original research have been published in peer-reviewed journals.  Her interests and expertise in the areas of teacher education, special education and assessment of learning outcomes attract both national and international organizations. She was an invited presenter at the United Nations Council Chamber in New York; served as a program reviewer, program developer, and workshop facilitator in Trinidad & Tobago; a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University in Grenada, and an invited presenter at the first Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) sponsored Special Education Regional Roundtable Conference in Jamaica, West Indies.  

Dr. Paul makes time for young people and developed and supervises a faith-based weekend youth enrichment program focused on academic skill building, mentorship, social skills training, and counseling for children and youth in Crown Heights.  Dr. Paul’s service to this community ensures that children and youth have the requisite tools to meet their fullest potential regardless of their circumstances.

Dr. Donna Wright
Associate Professor (Chairperson)
dwright@mec.cuny.edu

Department: Developmental and Special Education

coming soon

Dr. Ken Hoyte
Associate Professor
khoyte@mec.cuny.edu

Department: Developmental and Special Education

Developmental and Special Education

coming soon

Prof. Adero-Zaire Green
Lecturer
adgreen@mec.cuny.edu

Department: Multicultural Early Childhood and Elementary Education

English Literature, English Education and Humanities

I was born in raised in Brooklyn, New York. My parents served the Crown Heights community for many years and also taught at Medgar Evers College. I always loved to read and write, and had a passion for Education. I started teaching English Composition at Medgar Evers College in the Fall of 2003. I enjoy being a part of such a wonderful teaching and learning community.

In addition to being a full-time lecturer in the college’s new School of Education, Green will also serve as a faculty advisor to the Pipeline Early College Dual Credit (ECDC) program; coordinating MEC faculty and Department of Education teachers to best implement early college curriculum and ensure participating high school students are college ready by graduation. Prior to her appointment as a full-time lecturer, she taught in the English department for 14 years as an Adjunct Lecturer and a full-time Substitute Lecturer.  Green earned her Bachelor of Art  in English with a minor in communications from St. Francis College (NY), and Master of Art in English Education (7-12) from New York University. Green is the author of the book, “Differences In The Same Backyard.”