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Loyola University’s Presence Obvious at the ISPA Convention

Read the March 2015 Newsletter of the Illinois School Psychologist Association. Many of SOE’s faculty, students and alums are featured.

Spirit Award!

Spirit Award!

At this year’s Illinois School Psychology Association (ISPA) Conference, Loyola’s School Psychology current students and alumni were selected for the 2015 ISPA Spirit Award. This award is given to groups who have made a significant contribution to the association. Go Loyola!

SOE Event at Lookingglass Theatre

SOE Event at Lookingglass Theatre

Pictured Left to Right: Tracy Stronsky, Sarab Shada, Mary Hicks

On Sunday, February 8, the School of Education hosted an Alumni Reception, performance and discussion of “Lookingglass Alice” at the Lookingglass Theatre. Faculty, students, alums and their families were taken on an incredible journey with Alice through the Lookingglass. After the performance, Mary Hicks (MEd […]

All About Attitude

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 […]

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

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

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

Outstanding Early Career Educator

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 […]

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

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 […]

School Psychology Alumni at ISPA Conference

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 […]

Chicago Teacher Partnership Program (CTPP)

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.

Sierra Magazine – Top Ten Coolest Schools

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 […]