Annette Rycharski, MS

Professor Annette Rycharski began her career as a teacher in the primary grades and then went on to resource rooms and inclusion classrooms.  She has taught in parochial and public schools in urban settings in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.

Annette utilized her educational background in her role as Coordinator of Corporate Contributions for a Fortune 500 company. There she reviewed and recommended corporate funding for educational institutions and new and continuing educational initiatives nationwide; developed scholarship programs; and administered corporate-wide national scholarship, matching gifts, and benefits programs.

Annette came to Felician to become the Assistant Director of Evening and Weekend Programs for adult learners. She joined the School of Education as an Instructor and Director of Field Placements. In addition to these responsibilities, she serves the University as Certification Officer, Title 2 Coordinator and edTPA Coordinator.  Annette enjoys advising students and accompanying them on their journey to becoming future teachers.


Professional Certifications/Memberships

  • New Jersey Standard Elementary Education Certification, Nursery-Grade 8
  • New Jersey Standard Teacher of the Handicapped Certification
  • New York State Permanent Certification, Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6
  • New York State Permanent Special Education Certification
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Society in Education
  • New Jersey Field Directors Forum (Secretary, 1999-2000)


  • The Art and Science of Mentoring Your Field Experience Student 2013

    “Voices from the Field”

    New Jersey Teacher Partnership for Mentor Preparation
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills Multi-State Study Panelist 2013
  • New Jersey Field Directors Forum 2012

    “Analysis of Clinical Experiences”
  • Wood-Ridge Public Schools Professional Development 2001

    “Cooperating Teachers Role and Responsibilities for Field Experiences and Student Teaching”

Awards and Honors

Kappa Delta Phi International Honor Society in Education – Inducted 1974

Summa Cum Laude Graduate – St. John’s University, 1975

St. John’s University Graduate Assistantship, School of Education – 1975-1977

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Council for Exceptional Children, St. John’s University, Founding Member and

Secretary – 1975-1977

New Jersey Field Directors Forum, Secretary - 1999

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

I am committed to providing students with a most motivating, challenging, and rewarding journey into the realm of teaching.  It truly is a reciprocal journey as my students generate these responses within me as well.  In Education of the Heart, Thomas Moore writes “…education is the art of enticing the soul to emerge from its cocoon, from its coil of potentiality and its cave of hiding. Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities…but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed.”  I am appreciative that Felician College affords me the opportunity to uncover and nurture the seed within our School of Education students.

Courses Taught at Felician University

  • EDU 100 Trends and Issues in Education I
  • EDU 101  Trends and Issues in Education II
  • EDU 102 Physiology, Hygiene and Nutrition
  • EDU 200  Sophomore Field – The Special Education Experience
  • EDU 201 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 202  Serving Young Children with Special Needs
  • EDU 205 Professional Assessment and Outcomes: Documentation through Portfolio Design
  • EDU 220  Introduction to Special Needs in Home, School, and Community
  • EDU 302  Junior The Integrated Curriculum: Social Studies and English/Language Arts
  • EDU 304 Junior Practicum Inquiry Based Learning
  • EDU 305/EDU 676  Emergent Literacy
  • ECED 307/EDU 667 Nurturing the Expressive Arts
  • EDU 400/EDU  Clinical Practice I Seminar
  • EDU 401/EDU  Clinical Practice I
  • EDU 403/EDU  Clincial Internship Seminar
  • EDU 404/EDU   Clinical Internship
  • FYE 100 Freshman Year Experience
Office Location:
Sammartine Hall Room 5
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-3546


MS in Special Education, St. John’s University 1975
BS in Elementary Education/English Minor, St. John’s University 1977

Positions Held

Felician College - Instructor, School of Education, Certification Officer, Title II Coordinator, and Director of Field Placements (reassumed Director position as of 2011) (2004-Present)
Felician College - Supervisor of Student Teachers (2009-Present)
Felician College - Instructor, Division of Teacher Education, Director of the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program (TEC), Director of Field Placements, Certification Officer, and Title II Coordinator (1993-2003)
Felician College - Assistant Director, Division of Evening and Weekend Programs (1991-1993)
Philip Morris Companies, Inc. New York - Coordinator, Corporate Contributions, Educational Grants, Scholarships, and Matching Gifts (1979-1991)
New York City Board of Education - Teacher, Grades 1 and 3 ( 1977-1979)
St. Cecilia’s Learning Disabilities Resource Center - Teacher of Leaning Disabled Students, Grades 1-8 (1977)
Shields Institute - Early Childhood Instructor, Cognitively Impaired students (1976)
St. John’s University - Graduate Assistant, Education Department (1975-1977)