Meet the Faculty

Dr. Anne Roberti

Program Coordinator and Visiting Assistant Professor


BS, Georgetown University; MA, Columbia University; CAS, Harvard University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Anne M. Roberti is the M.Ed TESL program coordinator as well as the assistant director of English Language Programs and Community Education at FSU.  She coordinates the Community English Language Program  (CELP) and Lifelong Learning programs at the University and teaches in the graduate program. 

She holds a PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, a CAS in International Education from Harvard University, a MA in TESOL from Columbia University, and a BS in Linguistics and French from Georgetown University.  Additionally, Dr. Roberti has experienced life as an international student and language learner as she studied French at Université de Nice, in France, and Spanish at Universidad Católica, in Ecuador. 

Dr. Roberti has extensive experience in teaching English as an additional language to young children through adults in their elder years.  She began her career teaching in the Framingham and Brookline Public Schools, and has taught in community college, undergraduate, and graduate programs.  After completing her doctoral studies, Anne transitioned from teaching English to engaging in practitioner-training and administrating university English language and community programming. 

Candace J. Albertian

Program Advisor, TESL Practicum Supervisor, Visiting Instructor


BS, Keene State College; MEd, Framingham State University; CAGS, University of New England

Candace J. Albertian is the M.Ed. in TESL Program Graduate Student Advisor, as well as the University TESL Practicum Supervisor. She also teaches a TESL graduate course.

Candace is an alumna of the TESL Master’s Program at FSU, having enrolled with the very first cohort. (She had actually called the Dean of Graduate programs encouraging Framingham State to start a TESL Master's program and a year later they did!) 

She has spent her entire career working with both English Language Learners, and teachers of ELLs. She fell into her career quite by accident while completing her elementary education student teaching experience. She was asked to work with a group of refugee children who did not speak a single word of English and she was hooked!  She has worked with ELLs from kindergarten through high school and college, and in community adult education programs.

Candace has taught ELLs in several Massachusetts public school districts from grade 5-12 and served as lead teacher and ELL Coordinator for Keefe Regional Technical School for many years. While at Keefe she was a DESE trainer and taught courses around the state to teachers seeking endorsements in ESL. She left Keefe to pursue other opportunities after serving as a member of their administrative team responsible for all adult education programs in the district including their 2000 student night school, GED (now HiSET), Post Graduate, and both day school and evening ESL programs.

She holds a BS in elementary education, a master's degree in TESL, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Educational Leadership. She is thrilled to be working with the graduate students at Framingham State, to share her experiences, knowledge of English Language Learners, and to help teachers deliver the best instruction possible for their ELLs. 


Genoveffa Palmieri Grieci

Visiting Instructor


BA, Emmanuel College; MEd, Framingham State University


Genoveffa Palmieri Grieci is the National Professional Development Producing Reading and Oral Proficiency in ELLs (PROPELL) Cohort Coordinator for the Framingham Public Schools and a TESL practicum supervisor.  She also teaches courses in the TESL program.

Genoveffa is an alumna of the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy program at FSU.  She holds BA degrees in English and Italian from Emmanuel College and has completed advanced coursework in applied Linguistics at Simmons College.  A multilingual educator and advocate for all learners, Genoveffa has spent her entire career supporting and servicing emergent bilingual learners and teachers of English Language Learners (ELs) in the Framingham Public Schools, spanning a career of over 34 years, leading  a large EL district and mentoring PreK-12 administrators, teachers, and coaches.


Jenn Noorjanian

Visiting Instructor


BS, University of Central Florida; MEd, Framingham State University; MA, Lesley University

Jenn Noorjanian is the PreK-12 English Learners (EL) Program Director in Milford Public Schools, in Milford, MA. She has taught a total of twelve years as either an SEI or EL teacher in Orlando, FL, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Northborough/Southborough, MA, or Milford, MA. Jenn then transitioned into Central Office administration; for the past 10 years, Jenn has held the EL Program Director position in Milford.  

She holds a BS in Elementary Education K-6 from University of Central Florida, an MEd in English as a Second Language from Framingham State University, a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, and a Teaching English Learners with Disabilities Certificate from Lasell University.  She holds MA state educator licensure in Elementary (1-6), ESL (PreK-6), ESL (6-12), Director/Supervisor: Non-core, and Assistant Principal/Principal (PreK-6).

Jenn was a RETELL SEI Endorsement course instructor for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) from 2012 to 2016.  As the EL program director in Milford, she has experience mentoring staff, leading professional development initiatives, and participating in committees, such as the Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Committee. Advocating for equity and access for English learners and newly immigrated families is at the heart of Jenn's daily work. Jenn was on the Board of Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) from 2015 through 2018 and chaired MATSOL's Special Interest Group for English learners with limited and/or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). She was selected as a key contributor to the SLIFE DESE Working Group (2014-2018) which resulted in the creation of DESE's SLIFE Guidance.

Jenn became a visiting instructor at FSU in Spring of 2019 and has taught TESL910: Sheltered English Immersion and TESL943: The Role of the ESL Teacher: Collaboration, Co-teaching, and Advocacy. She also concurrently serves as FSU’s National Professional Development PROPELL Grant District Cohort Coordinator for Milford Public Schools.


Loy Riley

Visiting Instructor


BA, MS, University of Rhode Island

Loy Riley is a Visiting Instructor for the Department of Graduate Studies.  Loy has experience as a Special Education Team Chair and Speech and Language Pathologist. In addition, Loy has been teaching for the International Education program for several years.