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Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Academic Foundations English (AFE)
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Management and Policy, Seton Hall University
Ma., Elementary Education, Seton Hall University
B.S., Business Administration, Seton Hall University
Certifications: New Jersey Elementary School Teacher; Certificates of Eligibility – New Jersey Teacher of Students with Disabilities, School Administrator, School Business Administrator, and School Principal.
Classes: Foundations of American Education; Introduction to Special Education; The Child, Family and Community; Exploring Multicultural Studies; Speech; and Guiding the Young Child’s Behavior.
Dr. Wakefield began teaching at HCCC as an Instructor in 2009. She previously served as the HCCC Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, and is now the Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Academic Foundations English (AFE). She has been a member of many HCCC committees including, General Education, Strategic Planning, Middle-States Review, Sabbatical, Tenure Appeal and multiple search committees. She was also the authored programs and courses, participated in community events and is actively involved in state initiatives.
Early in her career, she worked in both urban and suburban school districts as an Early Intervention Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Administrative Intern, Basic Skills Instructor, and Collaborative Instructor.
Dr. Wakefield has made presentations at conferences for the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), National Association for Community College Teacher Preparation, and Council for Exceptional Children. Her professional affiliations include Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Association of Community College Teacher Education (NACCTEP), and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYCE).