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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 [...]

Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools

The Department of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies and the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago will be hosting a conference, “Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools, on Saturday, October 25.  Flyer Details

Chicago Teacher Partnership Program (CTPP)

2014 graduates of the undergraduate elementary education program and CTPP participants, share their stories as current classroom teachers.  Check it at the Blog developed by Mary Ellen Bleeden, Assistant Professor.

Staff Promotion

Katie Palumbo was recently promoted as the Administrative Assistant to the Deans. For the past year, Katie was the Office Assistant/Receptionist.  Her smiling face greeted you daily as you entered the 11th floor.  You now can find her just a few feet down the hall in 1111. Congratulations!

Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) Offer Professional Development

On August, 13, 2014, fifty elementary teachers and school administrators these partner districts gathered on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore campus to be trained in the implementation of the WIDA MODEL assessment tool. This day of training, sponsored by the CPELL grant, provided an opportunity for the districts to receive not only a day of [...]

Sierra Magazine – Top Ten Coolest Schools

Loyola was recently recognized by Sierra Magazine for our sustainability initiatives as part of their annual list:

This data was taken directly from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report that Dr. Tavis Jules and his students played a major role in the project.  Dr. Jules’ course ELPS 555- Seminar on Sustainability, Ethics and Development [...]