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Shirley Montovani, MEd

Associate Director, Education and Justice Studies, The American Women's College

AA, Santa Fe College; BA, Westfield State University; MEd, Cambridge College

Shirley was born and raised in Springfield, MA and currently lives Western Massachusetts with her family.

She started her educational journey by obtaining her Associates degree in Psychology at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. Upon returning back to Western Massachusetts, she continued her education with Westfield State College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She worked in Human Services and Sales and Marketing until making the decision to continue her education at Cambridge College, earning a Master’s in Education degree and becoming a Licensed School Guidance Counselor.

After briefly working as the Director of Career Services for a Proprietary School, she was given the opportunity to work as the first Educator Coach for the One Day students at Bay Path University in January 2014. She is currently the Associate Academic Director of Education & Justice Studies Programs at TAWC, collaborating with the School of Education on the main campus. She shares that she is truly inspired and commends all of the students for taking this step to continue their educational and career goals.