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

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

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.

Alum Marla Starr Hall (MED ’04) on Teaching in Japan

Marla Hall and her students

Ten years ago Marla moved to Japan and her great adventure began.  She moved to Japan after teaching at NSSED for a few years.  Here is her story.

“The Japanese school system is quite different than the US, especially in terms of special ed.  I am currently teaching at a wonderful […]

ACPA Spotlights a Loyola Ph.D. Student in Higher Education

As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, ACPA invited individuals to share their unique perspectives on the field of higher education. Michael Bumbry shared his thoughts on working in the field, both in student affairs and alumni relations.  More . . .

School Psychology Alumni at ISPA Conference

Pictured left to right: Maggie Norton, Jen Smurlo, Alissa Fitch, and Katie Neidich

Loyola Alums from the Education Specialist School Psychology cohort of 2010 found time to catch up on things during lunch at the Illinois School Psychologists Association’s (ISPA) Fall Conference held in early October. There were many alums at this event which hosted […]