Professor Carin Guarasci

Assistant Professor, Education Department

B.A. Fordham University(Major: Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Minor: Special Education[Emotional Disturbance])
M.A. Indiana University (Educational Foundations), St. Lawrence University (Guidance and Counseling, Education Administration, Supervision and Curriculum)

Contact and Office Hours

Office: Campus Hall, Room 318
Phone: 718-420-4486
Office Hours (Spring 2013):

Courses Taught

ED   530: Early Childhood Student Teaching
ED   635: Literacy
ED 692A: New Teacher Academy I
ED 692B: New Teacher Academy II
EDL 700: Educational Leadership Organizational Theory

Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests

Carin Guarasci has more than 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator.  She dedicates herself to inspiring, educating and supporting children at risk and to mentoring new teachers.  Carin has served as a NYS Principal, a Region-wide Special Ed. Administrator in Westchester and Northern NY, a facilitator in Columbia's Teachers College, New Teacher Academy and tenured reading specialist.  Carin also assists in Wagner's advancement programming.  Her efforts have helped  to raise Wagner College's endowment by 600%.  Carin's expertise and professional interests are teaching literacy, supporting new teachers, fostering leadership, and providing professional development for various educational organizations.

Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications

  • Successful Opportunities Attract Readers, 1975
  • Led and coordinated 90 workshops for the Administrator Leadership Training Academy on curriculum, assessment, and the inclusion of students with special needs into mainstream classes.  Advised school administrators on data analysis and assessment.
  • Edulearn 2010, Barcelona, Spain
  • Edulearn 2011, Transformational Learning through Discussion and reflection, Barcelona, Spain
  • Staten Island Foundation Grant $ 25,000
  • Anonymous Donor Gift for $ 60,000
  • As a Reading Teacher in a Title I program, I led workshops for teachers on storytelling and literacy.  Program success led to NY State Education Department efforts to replicate throughout the region.

Selected Awards, Honors, and Service

  • National Alumni Association, Special Citation for Leadership, 2007
  • Les Trautmann Memorial Award, Outstanding Contribution to People of Staten Island, 2007
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel St. Benedict Women, Outstanding Professional Woman Award, 2009
  •  Bethel Community Church, Distinguished Educational Leader, 2010
  • Notre Dame Academy and New World Prep Charter School, Board Member
  • Lavelle Charter School, Academic Committee Member
  • Project Hospitality, Supporting the Homeless, St. Jude Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, The Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, American Diabetes Association, Indiana University, St. Lawrence University, Wagner College