UW College of Education E-news
May 2010

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From the Dean

Dean Pat Wasley

Although the end of the academic year approaches, the news continues to move forward. You’ve no doubt heard that UW President Mark Emmert has decided to move on, as he announced in a heartfelt e-mail to the UW community. This is a time of change, of opportunity for the University and the College. More...

Alum Profile

Karen Grace Wins Pressly Prize for Stellar Teaching
College alum Karen Grace was awarded the University of Washington history department’s Pressly Prize. Grace graduated from the Master in Teaching Program with an emphasis in social studies and is now department chair at Seattle's Roosevelt High School. More...

End-of-Year Celebration

Grieg Garden

Save the Date
Please join the College of Education community as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2009-10 academic year. There are many things to acknowledge this year—retirements, awards won, honors received and other personal and professional milestones among our faculty, staff and student body. The College of Education end-of-year celebration will be held Friday June 11, from 3-6 p.m. in Grieg Garden. (In the event of inclement weather, celebration will occur in Miller Hall.) Questions? E-mail us.


Principal Princess Shareef

Cleveland HS Principal Receives Educational Leadership Award
Cleveland High School principal Princess Shareef was awarded the UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. Shareef was recognized as a leader who "connects the dots, carries a message with integrity, and has the courage to commit." More...

Elizabeth West at Inclusive Education Summit
Elizabeth West participated in the International Initiative for Inclusive Education, including a presentation at a Hong Kong symposium and several published works. More...

Kudos to Kenneth Renner-Singer
Principal Kenneth Renner-Singer reports that his school, Icicle River Middle School, is the recipient of the 2009 Washington Achievement Award. Congratulations Kenneth! More...

Elham Kazemi

Kazemi to Study Teacher Preparation
for Mathematics Education

Elham Kazemi is co-PI of a new project funded by the Spencer Foundation, titled "Teacher Learning In, From, and For Ambitious Practice." Kazemi is an associate professor in curriculum and instruction at the UW College of Education. More...

Jessica Thompson

$110K Knowles Fellowship to Support Study of Science Teaching Practices
Research Associate Jessica Thompson joins the ranks of accomplished KSTF Research Fellows. She will study how to support novice science teachers and aims to reshape teacher education programs. More...

Herrenkohl Gets NSF Collaboration Research Grant
Associate Professor Leslie Herrenkohl, together with learning science graduates Sandra Toro Martell and Heather Toomey Zimmerman, is working to build capacity and collaboration between informal science education and the learning sciences. More...

Upcoming Events

UW Conference on Early Learning
June 3-5
/ UW Tower
The College of Education invites early education leaders, teachers, counselors, lawmakers, advocacy groups, parents, members of professional organizations and other interested community stakeholders to this year’s UW Conference on Early Learning. This is an all-day event. More...

College of Education Graduation Ceremony & Reception
June 12, 9 a.m.-noon / HUB Ballroom

The UW College of Education is pleased to announce our presentation ceremony and reception honoring 2009-10 degree recipients! More...

In the News

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Roza's New Book Featured at Urban Institute Forum
Imagine a high school that spends $328 per student for math courses and $1,348 per cheerleader for cheerleading activities. Or a school where the average per-student cost of offering ceramics was $1,608; cosmetology, $1,997; and such core subjects as science, $739. More...

Op-Ed: Educating Creative Thinkers Is Good for Economy
Arts education is too rare in public schools even though the benefit, training young people to think more creatively, is well known, write Seattle Times guest columnists Susan Coliton and Patricia A. Wasley. Supporting arts education in public schools is a good investment. More...

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Pride Points

Among research institutions that produced the most 2009–10 U.S. Fulbright Fellows, the UW ranks 11th.

The UW was recently named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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