Kristin Rainville, Ed.D.

Kristin N. Rainville, Ed.D.

Director of Teacher Preparation , Education

Dr. Kristin N. Rainville is an Assistant Professor and Director of Teacher Preparation in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University. Kristin teaches courses in curriculum and pedagogy, literacy, and instructional leadership.

Kristin’s research and scholarship focuses on teaching, leadership, and literacy. Kristin has co-authored two books: Changing Suburbs, Changing Students (Corwin, 2012) and Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools: Ten Keys to Successful Professional Development (Teachers College Press, 2015), several book chapters, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as: The Reading Teacher, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Young Children, and Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.

Before joining the faculty at Sacred Heart University, Kristin was the Department Chair and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy at Manhattanville College. Kristin also previously worked as an Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Early Literacy. She has experience as a literacy coach in New Jersey and as a third grade and first grade teacher in Stamford, Connecticut.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University (2007)
      Curriculum and Teaching

    • C.A.S. Fairfield University (2001)
      Special Education

    • M.S. University of Bridgeport (1999)
      Education: Remedial Reading and Language Arts

    • B.S. Saint Bonaventure University (1998)
      Elementary Education



    • Provisional Educator, Grades K-6
    • Remedial Reading & Remedial Language Arts, Grades 1-12
    • Intermediate Administration or Supervision

    New York:

    • Permanent, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-6
    • Permanent, Reading Teacher
    • Permanent, Special Education
    • School Administrator and Supervisor

    New Jersey:

    • Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-5
    • Reading Specialist
    • Supervisor

Teaching Responsibilities

    • EDR 505 Success in Early Reading (PreK-3)
    • EDR 507 Developmental Reading and Language Arts (Grades 4-6)
    • EDR 555 Clinic Experience II
    • EDR 527 Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Reading and Language Arts Programs
    • EDR 538 Process Writing K-12
    • EDR 520 Writing Methods and Assessment
    • ED 554 Elementary Curriculum and Methods: Reading, Writing and Language Arts  
    • ED 599 Special Topics in Education Seminar (Focus on School Gardens)
    • ED 600 Characteristics of Effective Schools 
    • ED 589 Student Teaching Seminar

Publications and Presentations

Kristin Rainville

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    West Campus West Building WCW*WD306
    Isabelle Farrington College of Education
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