Ronda Goodale Ronda Goodale, PhD, LEP


  • Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Department


  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Boston College
  • CAS, Administration, Policy, and Social Planning, Harvard University
  • MEd, Special Education, Northeastern University
  • BS in Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston


  • Diversity & Cross Cultural Psychology (CC 522)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Diversity
  • Special Education
  • Reading
  • Second Language Learners
  • Curriculum Based Assessment

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Educational Psychologist (Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services)
  • Licensed School Psychologist (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Educa-tion)
  • Special Needs Teacher, All Levels (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Special Education Administrator (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Supervisor, Director, All levels (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Edu-cation)
  • Principal/Assistant principal 5-9, 9-12 (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secon-dary Education)
  • English as a Second Language Teacher, K-6, 5-12 (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • English 5-9, 7-12 (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Wilson Certified Reading Teacher (Wilson Language Training)

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Goodale, R. (2016, October/November). Public schools: Advertising our advantages. Aft Massachusetts AFL-CIO The Advocate, p. 5.

Goodale, R. (2016, August/September).  The right education for you. Aft Massachusetts AFL-CIO-The Advocate, p. 10.

Goodale, R. (2014). Independent assessments or the Emperor’s New Clothes. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology newsletter, p. 4.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Chair, Early Education and Care, Cambridge College
  • Consultant, Malden Public Schools and other school systems
  • Part-Time Lecturer, Northeastern University
  • Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Part-Time Lecturer, Lesley College
  • Consultant, Wediko Children Services
  • Boston Public Schools:
    • Evaluation Team Facilitator, Lyndon Pilot School and Boston Evening and Day Academy Charter Schools
    • Literacy Specialist/Coach
    • Assistant Program Director, Central Office/Special Education
    • Program Advisor, Central Office
    • Program Advisor, High School Level
    • Supervisor, itinerant service providers
    • Program Advisor for Compliance
    • C.I.P.R.P. Coordinator – Compliance Officer, Over/Under Representation Project
    • Bureau of Institutional Schools Trainer
    • Special Needs Teacher

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Massachusetts Association of School Psychologists
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Council on Exceptional Children

Community Engagement

  • WBZ Radio talk-show guest on issues in psychology, Morgan White Show
  • Fundraising Chair for Koleinu, a community chorus
  • Peer Assistant Program, Boston Public Schools