Board of Trustees

Dr. Charity Dacey
Dr. Charity Dacey
Title: Board Trustee

Dr. Charity Dacey is a faculty member and associate dean in the School of Education at Felician University.  She attended Smith College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in American Studies. Dr. Charity Dacey is a strong supporter of public education and spent several years teaching in public schools as a K-12 educator, mentor teacher and cross-country and track coach. These experiences led her to working for the New Teacher Project in both the Bronx and Manhattan as well as in Maryland recruiting, selecting, training and supporting new teachers in the Teaching Fellows Program. Dr. Charity Dacey attended Mercy College and earned an M.S. in Organizational Leadership. She spent the next 11 years recruiting, teaching and advising pre-service and practicing teachers in New Jersey at Montclair State University. Dr. Charity Dacey is passionate about the power of education and shares her belief with students that “education, by its very nature, should help people to develop their best selves” -Nell Noddings. At Montclair State University, Dr. Charity Dacey was recognized with the advising administrator award of the year in her role as the Director of Teacher Education Admissions and Retention. At Montclair State University, Dr. Charity Dacey earned a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development. Her dissertation investigated the ways in which classroom teachers make meaning of ethical practice. In 2018 she joined the School of Education at Felician University. Dr. Charity’s larger research agenda blends ethics, assessment practices, self-study and how to foster more inclusive, socially just, culturally responsive education in K-12 classrooms. She teaches courses in Educational Assessment Development and Evaluation Models, Learning and Development in Children with and without Disabilities, Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education, Psychological Foundations of Education, Assessment of Authentic Learning, and First Year Experience. Dr. Charity Dacey serves as a journal reviewer, committee member for assessment and advising at her university, and also serves on the advisory board for the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi LEAP.