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Barbara Ruth Peltzman (Ed.D. '75)

Barbara Ruth Peltzman (Ed.D. ’75) received a 2010 “Teacher of Honor” award from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Peltzman, whose doctorate is in curriculum and teaching, is Associate Professor and Program Director at the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at St. John’s University in Staten Island, where she has been on the full-time faculty since 1985. • For more than 30 years, Peltzman has taught curriculum, children’s literature, education history and methodology for pre-service teachers at St. John’s, and authored two books on the history of education. Peltzman taught public school and was a reading specialist in St. Alban’s, Queens, from 1969 to 1972, after receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Mills College of Education in New York. She received a master’s degree in education from St. John’s. Her favorite professional activity is teaching reading and literacy to undergraduate students at St. John’s. “That’s where I really feel like I’ve got my hand on tomorrow—when I deal with my students,” she says. previous page