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All About Attitude

Kerry Obrist (BS ’91, MEd ’96), who is legally blind, works on behalf of others with disabilities.

Obrist was working as a school psychologist in Chicago’s south suburbs when she realized she was losing her vision faster than expected. Recognizing that some activities were going to become more difficult for her, Obrist decided to challenge herself.

“I […]

Michael Godinez: Teaching Internship Profile

A candid conversation with a student teacher. …

Alumnus Profile: Meet Dr. Curtis Mason (PhD ’11)

Read about one of our outstanding alumnus and the contributions he’s making to the profession.

Faculty in the News!

Dr. Charlie Tocci, a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Nicholas Senn High School Faculty Coordinator was  featured in the January 7, 2105 edition of the Catalyst Chicago in an op-ed piece, School ratings don’t help parents.  Tocci says, “the new test-focused school rating system doesn’t help parents who are looking for the most supportive, safe, […]

Congratulations December 2014 Graduates!

Interim Dean, Dr. Terri Pigott, hosted a reception for the December 2014 graduates from the School of Education on Thursday, December 11.  Graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff enjoyed the cozy surroundings of the Pere Marquette Room on the 25th floor, Baumhart Hall.

National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Caleb Steindam and Anna Lees, current students in the EdD Curriculum and Instruction program, presented at the National Association for Multicultural Conference in Tucson, Arizona.  Their presentation, Community Experiences of Collaborative Teacher Preparation: Working Together to Improve Urban Indigenous Education. The presentation informed teacher educators and community leaders about the experiences of on indigenous community […]

Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools

On October 25, the School of Education’s Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program hosted a public conference on “Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools,” featuring prominent philosophers of education from the United States, Canada, and Ireland.  Approximately 40 people attended this full day of presentations on topics related to school shootings.  School shootings are usually treated […]

Outstanding Early Career Educator

Cassie Fenton, MED ’09, was one of forty recognized by the Illinois State Board of education as an Outstanding Early Career Educator at the 40th annual Those who Excel banquet in Bloomington, Illinois on Saturday, October 25, 2014. To be considered for the Early Career Educator award, a nominee must be within their first five […]

School of Education Scholarship Dinner

 

Back Row: Michael Godinez; Kati Dulaney; Melody Hernandez; Jeremy Solomon; Michael Dantley (Dean); Rachel Campbell; Haleigh Martin; Jordan ChuaFront Row: Hannah Reiman, Dina Wagdy; Janet Pierce-Ritter (Associate Dean); Kathryn Heerwagen; Terri Pigott (Associate Dean); Valerie Lane

Michael Dantley, Dean of the School of Education, hosted a dinner for the students who were awarded an endowed […]

Undergraduate Open House

Pictured from left to right: Sania Zaffar and Becky Kreidler (not pictured Monica Donnely)

Three students from the School of Education undergraduate teacher preparation program joined the faculty and staff on Saturday, October 18 to greet and talk to prospective students and their parents about our field-based teacher preparation program.