Assistant Professor Language Learning, and Leadership
Janeil C. Rey, Ph.D.
Office: TH E 232 Phone: (716)673-4650
Janeil C. Rey has been an educator for thirty years as a teacher, administrator, and
professor. She began her teaching career at a private, residential school for dyslexic
students in Massachusetts teaching reading and English Language Arts. After one
year, she joined the Watermark Program of Landmark School. In this program, teachers
and students worked and lived together on a 150-ft. gaff rigged schooner sailing to
ports throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Janeil worked for the Watermark program
for four years serving as academic coordinator her final year. In 1989 she moved
to Western NY and was hired as an academic counselor in the Educational Development
Program of SUNY Fredonia. In 1991 Janeil became principal of a K-12 rural school
in Ripley, NY. She served in this capacity for five years and was appointed Superintendent
of Ripley Central School in 1996. After the birth of her daughter 1998, Janeil resigned
her superintendency and took on part-time work as Special Projects Manager at Erie
2 BOCES and later as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Fredonia Central
Schools. In the Fall of 2000 Janeil began as Visiting Assistant Professor for Educational
Administration at SUNY Fredonia. Janeil completed her doctoral dissertation on rural
school superintendents through the University of Buffalo in 2009. She resides in
Fredonia with her husband Alberto Rey and school-aged children Graciela and Diego.
- School leadership, particularly: principals, superintendents, and women administrators
- Rural schools
- Pre-service teacher education
- Maheady, L., Jabot, M. & Rey, J. (2008) Using Teaching Learning Projects to Assess
and Impact Candidate Practice and Pupil Learning. Excelsior.
- Maheady, L., Jabot, M., Rey, J., & Michielli-Pendl , J. An Early Field-Based Experience
and Its Impact on Pre-service Candidates’ Teaching Practice and Their Pupils’ Outcomes.
Teacher Education and Special Education.
- Ph.D., University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, Educational Administration:
Educational Leadership and Policy Program
- Ed.M., Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 1988
- A.B., American Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York,