What are dispositions?

The values, commitments and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues and communities, and affect student learning, motivation and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility and social justice. For example, they might include a belief that all students can learn, a vision of high and challenging standards, or a commitment to a safe and supportive learning environment.

Contact Information

Office of Educator Preparation
Highland Hall MSC 41A
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: (603) 535-2224
Fax: (603) 535-2454

Megan L. Birch, PhD
Director of Educator Preparation
Phone: (603) 535-2860
mlbirch@plymouth.edu

Cheryl Baker, EdD
Coordinator of Assessment for Educator Preparation
(603) 535-2737
cbaker@plymouth.edu

Valerie Comeau-Palmer
Administrative Assistant
(603) 535-2220
vacomeaupalmer@plymouth.edu

MaryAnne Purtill
PRAXIS Coordinator
(603) 535-2179
mapurtill@plymouth.edu

Kathy A. Vestal
Coordinator of Internships in Teaching
Phone: (603) 535-2807
kvestal@plymouth.edu