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Beatrice Schneller Fennimore, American Education educator. Named Outstanding Professor Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,1991.


Fennimore, Beatrice Schneller was born on July 16, 1948 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of George Henry and Marjorie E. (Cooney) Schneller.


Bachelor, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, 1970. Master of Science, City University of New York, Brooklyn, 1977. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1983.

Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1986.


Teacher early childhood, Park Place Center, Brooklyn, 1971-1973;educational director, Union Preschool, Brooklyn, 1977-1979;instructor, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, 1981-1983;instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1984-1985;adjunct assistant professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1987-1992;adjunct associate professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, since 1993;assistant professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1992;associate professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993-1995;professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, since 1995. Multicultural board visitors Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1991-1993. Consultant, trainerHead Start Programs and Child Care Programs, Western Pennsylvania, since 1993.

Speaker/presentor various meetings/conferences Pennsylvania, since 1987. Member multiculturaledn. committee American Association Colls. Teacher Education, 1994-1996.

Member of commission on preparing teachers for diverse populations Association Teacher Educators, since 1992. Member human relations committee Pittsburgh Public Schools.


Co-founder Parents United for Better Learning in Community Schools, Brooklyn, 1982. President Pittsburgh Council on Public Education, 1988-1990. Convenor Reizenstein School Consortium, Pittsburgh, 1987-1990.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Educational Research Association, Association Childhood Education International, National Association for Education Young Children.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: marathon running, race walking, writing poetry, gardening, needlework.


Married Christian Joseph Fennimore, May 17, 1969 (divorced November 1993). Children: Sharon Ellen, Maryann.

George Henry Schneller

Marjorie E. (Cooney) Schneller

Christian Joseph Fennimore

Sharon Ellen Fennimore

Maryann Fennimore