Sonya Marie Riley, PhD
Dr. Riley is the Manager of Professional Development Schools (PDS) Partnerships and Programs and UMD Middle College Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education. As the liaison between UMD and local school districts, she serves to ensure equitable and meaningful preservice experiences in Teacher Education. Her research interest includes writing as a tool of personal transformation and educational initiatives targeting special needs, underserved, pre-service teachers, correctional, faith-based, Middle College and nontraditional students’ populations.
From a personal perspective, Dr. Riley enjoys writing poetry, creative journaling, spending time with family and close friends, coaching intermittent fasting, learning about/visiting different countries, and taking nature walks.
Dr. Riley is a edTerp alum. In 2019, she completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the College of Education.
Link: UMD Middle College Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education - https://today.umd.edu/grow-your-own-teacher-pipeline-20cb854e-db27-4010-afac-90963b9229ae