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Presidential Sessions at AERA 2015

Dr. OiYan Poon, Higher Education faculty, is the lead author/coordinator for a Presidential Session proposal recently accepted for the 2014 AERA Conference. The session, Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narrative for Justice: Ameliorating on Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education is one of nine accepted.  Congratulations!

Student News

Eddie Burks, MEd student in Community Counseling, has  been selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship – a year-long service learning program that empowers health professions graduate students to design and implement projects that help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities. Schweitzer Fellows will provide 200 hours of direct service. Fellows will serve a [...]

Alumni News

Brian G. Ricca, (EdD ’11) presented a session entitled “Relationships and the Superintendency at the April 2014 Future Educators’ Associate Conference sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa.  Dr. Ricca is currently the Superintendent of Schools for Montpelier Public Schools

Principal Preparation Program

On Tuesday, May 27, School of Education faculty  Michael Boyle, Susan Sostak and Marla Israel presented at the 2nd Annual Leadership to Integrate the Learning Continuum (LNC) symposium in Bloomington, IL. Their presentation focused on Loyola’s unique principal preparation program (M.Ed. and Ed.D) that includes a three-year coaching model.

Loyola School Psychology Faculty and Students Present

Pictured are (left to right) Ross Pesce, faculty, Meghan Meyer, school psychologist at the Freshman Center and Ed.D. student, Sandy Flores, Ph.D. student, Claudia Hernandez, Ph.D. student, Teresa Gamble, Ed.S. recent graduate and school psychology intern, and Rosalinda Barragan, Ed.S. graduate and current Ed.D. student.

On Tuesday, May 13th, a group of Loyola connected students [...]

Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) 2014 Conference

Panel members (left to right): Dr. Cynthia Whittaker, Superintendent Fairview South School D72; Dr. Marla Israel and Dr. Elizabeth Vera, SOE Faculty; Dr. Soo Hong Keynote Speaker and Wellesley College Professor of Education; Dr. Robert Hudson, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Innovation, Aptakisic-Tripp D102

Parent Engagement: Transforming Schools through Family and Community Collaboration was the topic [...]


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 universities 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 [...]