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LOYOLA’S BEST BUDDIES PARTICPATE IN FRIENDSHIP WALK

On April 5. Students from schools and universities in the Chicagoland joined Loyola students at the third annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Dr. Kimberly Thier, faculty in the School of Education and Faculty Advisor for Loyola’s chapter of Best Buddies. Read the full story.

The Northbrook Tower News!

Two School of Education Alums appointed to leadership positions as of July 2014 in School District 30. Congratulations!

Chris Brown (Principal Endorsement ’09), current Assistant Principal at Maple Middle School will start as principal of Wescott Elementary School.

Scott Carlson (Principal Endorsement ’07) will be the new principal at Willowbrook Elementary School.

SOE Partnership Strengthens District ELL Program

Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) has partnered with Skokie School District 68 among others to help the districts strengthen their ELL programs. Skokie 68 acknowledges the difference CPELL has made in their newsletter by offering professional development, parental support seminars, and ESL degree and endorsement programs.

Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Catholic School Effectiveness Partners with Catholic Schools in Principal Preparation Grant

Loyola University Chicago is one of four Illinois University’s that was recently awarded the Illinois Partnerships Advance Rigorous Training (IL-PART) grant. This $4.64 million U.S. Department of Education School Leadership Grant represents a collaborative effort between districts and universities aimed at improving the way principals prepare and develop in Illinois. The program also aims to [...]

School Psychology Students Actively Engage in Social Justice

Keeshawn Brooks and Whitney Creamean, students in the School Psychology program, presented a workshop recently on bullying prevention at the Bridge Teen Center in Chicago. Dr. Shriberg explained, “All first year school psychology students complete a 75 hour service learning requirement that is the core assignment for a social justice class. As part of the [...]

Dr. John Wozniak, Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean of the School of Education dies at age 97

Dr. John M. Wozniak joined the faculty of Loyola University Chicago in 1950. One year later, he was made acting chair of the Department of Education. He served 18 years in that capacity until the founding of the School of Education in 1969, when he became dean, a position he held for another 10 years.

John [...]

Illinois School Psychology Association (ISPA) 2014 Awards

Kathy Loomos (PhD ’01), ISPA Past-President, was awarded the 2014 Presidential Award by current President, Jim Wilczynski (PhD’04), at their annual conference in Springfield.

SOE Event at Lookingglass Theatre

Last weekend many School of Education alumni, students, faculty members, and families braved the winter weather to attend “The Little Prince” at the Lookingglass Theatre.  After a lovely reception and an amazing performance, the School of Education audience members engaged in a reflective and inspiring conversation connecting “The Little Prince” to how we make meaning [...]

MLK Service Day

Loyola’s logo, painted by SOE students, will be proudly displayed

Dr. Noah Sobe, faculty and current SOE students, Caleb Steindam, Melanie Noonan, Alex Simmonds Torein , and Carlin Coffey attended the Chicago’s MLK Service Day on January 20. Several other students from the school attended. This year MLK Day service benefited two local schools in [...]

2013 President’s Medallion

On Friday, November 8, Whitney Smurr, senior in the School of Education, received the 2013 President’s Medallion for the school at the President’s Ball. The President’s Ball is an annual formal gala honoring students who received recognition for excellence in academic as and involvement in each college or school. [...]