Suzanne Whalen coordinates the placements of all student teachers in the MAT program. She recruits, trains, and supervises all cooperating teachers and field work site teachers as well. She also acts as a University Supervisor, advising teacher candidates and working on curriculum and program improvements. Whalen taught in West Warwick public schools for 31 years. She is certified to teach elementary grades K-6. She is also certified by the state of Rhode Island as an early childhood special educator and special educator-elementary/middle level.