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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 […]

Alumnus Named Director of Chicago-Based Community Foundation

Alumnus Named Director of Chicago-Based Community Foundation

Rabbi Scott Aaron, Phd, a graduate of the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program will become the director of the Chicago-based Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE).  Aaron is an educator and scholar with broad expertise and experience in Jewish identity development, experiential education, professional development for Jewish educators and communal professionals, educational evaluation, and […]

Alumnus Presented at the Future Educators’ Associate Conference

Alumnus Presented at the Future Educators’ Associate Conference

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

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.

Grow Our Own

Grow Our Own

Picture from left to right: John-Frank Largent, Mark Deeter, Max Rivers

Mark Deeter (BSED ’10) values his college education from Loyola so much that he brought two of his students from Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio to attend this past Saturday’s Prospective Student Open House. In reflection of the […]