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Carol Pelletier Radford


Carol Pelletier Radford is an education consultant recently transitioning from the position of Project SUCCESS Program Director, a Massachusetts statewide hybrid mentor “train the trainer” leadership program. She received her EdD from Harvard University where she focused her studies on teacher leadership, preparing cooperating teachers, and professional development. She has served in higher education for 20 years working as an administrator, a licensing officer, and alternative certification program director.

In more than 20 years as a public school teacher, she has received numerous teacher leadership awards, among them the prestigious Christa McAuliffe Fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

She is the author of Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers; The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher; Strategies for Successful Student Teaching 3rd edition; The First Year Matters: Being Mentored in Action; Mentoring in Action: A Month-By-Month Curriculum; Touch the Future TEACH!; and Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Student Teachers 2nd edition.

Carol is actively engaged in using video to teach and communicate with mentors and novice teachers. Her online graduate courses include Becoming a Qualified Mentor, Maintaining Your Balance—Novice Teacher Development After Year 1, and Mindful Leadership in Action— Supporting Principals to Lead Induction Programs. She is a passionate advocate for teacher leadership and the inclusion of student voices in classroom practice. Her current focus is integrating mindfulness practices into her courses and presentations. You can find her resources and books at mentoringinaction.com.