Lois Libby, Ph.D.
She has served as a French teacher, guidance counselor and was the Director of Instructional Services at Cooperative Educational Services prior to arriving at Sacred Heart University in 1988.
At SHU, she has developed and administered the graduate internship program which generally enrolls and places 200 interns in school districts in southwestern Connecticut. She teaches culminating courses for the Master’s degree and is involved in a number of projects to enhance the five year program at SHU, e.g. a grant program to provide scholarships to candidates who initiate their certification program as undergraduates in secondary teacher shortage areas, e.g., math, science, mathematics, and English. With a grant writing team, she has developed federal grant applications for improving the teaching of American history which have provided graduate education courses for Stratford and New Haven teachers.
Most recently, Dr. Libby has been Sacred Heart University’s liaison to the development of two inter-district magnet schools for the City of Bridgeport Public Schools: One is an elementary school to be located on the property leased to the Discovery Museum. “Discovery” will be in the title of this school, which is aptly named based on its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) theme. The second is to actually be located in Trumbull and will have Fairchild Wheeler in its name, because it will be located in Fairchild Wheeler Park. It will be a “multi magnet school with the themes of information technology, biology and zoological sciences, and information technology respectively. Both schools are planned to serve as laboratory schools for the SHU School of Education.
Next steps that Lois Libby will initiate with area school personnel will be to contact potential corporate sponsors, details of the curriculum and technology plan, an information session to be hosted by the Discovery Museum for staff and faculty of SHU to invite collaboration on grants, student volunteer projects, and field experiences. There will also be focus groups for parents of potential students to articulate their needs for childcare and education.
Degrees and Certifications
BA , 1967; M.ED, CAS: Univ of Me., 1972
Ph.D: University of Connecticut, 1977
Teaching America History, Supervision of Student Teachers, Ideal School Project, Master’s Project
Research Interests & Grants
Grants: Teaching American History, Transitions to Teaching.
Professional Activities: Developing Interdistrict Magnet Schools for Bridgeport