UW College of Education E-news
June 2010

News You Can Use from the UW College of Education
Thanks for reading the College of Education E-newsletter. Our aim is to keep you informed about breaking news, developing projects and upcoming events. This special edition E-newsletter is dedicated to Graduation 2010.

Congratulations to the graduates! We wish you the best and invite you to keep in touch! Show your support and "like" the College of Ed on Facebook or follow UWCollegeofEd on Twitter for breaking news, events and education information. If you’d like to join our professional network, which will link you up with our steady stream of education news from across the nation, connect with us on LinkedIn.

And the Award Goes to…

Tom Halverson

Outstanding Advisor: Tom Halverson
When lecturer and senior reseacher Tom Halverson got the e-mail congratulating him on his 2010 Outstanding Advisor Award, he thought it was a joke. “I had to read it three times before it sunk in! It was such an honor, especially because it comes from student nominations,” says the man whose modesty belies an incredible capacity for academic leadership and mentoring. More...

Mark Johnson

Distinguished Graduate: Mark Johnson
As superintendent of the Nooksack Valley (Wash.) School District, Mark Johnson has earned several honors. In 2009, he was named Washington State Superintendent of the Year and in 2002 he won the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Administrator of the Year Award. Now he adds another: College of Education 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award. More...

Jenée Myers Twitchell

Graduate Student Leadership:
Jenée Myers Twitchell

Student, staff member and UW College of Education adviser Jenée Myers Twitchell has been dedicated to education for many years. Currently a Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, she is the first in her family to attend college and she co-founded the now legendary Dream Project program with several friends. But her commitment doesn’t stop there. More...

Anne M. Reece

Gordon C. Lee Dissertation Award:
Anne M. Reece

When Anne M. Reece, a Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction, joined the College of Education she was seeking answers. "As a teacher I had a huge question mark about how ELL students learn to read in English, especially in a class where the teacher doesn’t speak a second language." This question led Reece to pursue her dissertation, work she describes as a "once in a lifetime project." More...


Pictures from Graduation 2010
We’ve assembled some of the best photos from Graduation 2010 here. If you’ve got your own photos to submit for online posting, please e-mail them to us.


Graduation Program 2010
We’ve received a lot of requests for the official graduation 2010 program. For your convenience, we've got the full version of the program here.

So Long, But Not Goodbye

Diane Carlson Jones

What's Next for Diane Carlson Jones?
Dr. Diane Carlson Jones, (Educational Psychology) who will retire at the end of this academic year, has been with the College since 1996, during which time she has built on her interest in human development with additional knowledge around social relationships in schools. Read more about Diane’s career trajectory and future plans.

Nathalie Gehrke

Nathalie Gehrke: More Doors to Open
Dr. Nathalie Gehrke (Curriculum and Instruction) plans to retire at the end of this academic year. Gehrke joined the College of Education faculty in 1979 and has been a teacher, doctoral adviser and project lead throughout her 31 years of service to the University. Read more about Nathalie’s journey and upcoming adventures.

Continuing Education

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership
Are you a passionate teacher who wants to make a difference? The UW College of Education offers a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership (MIL), a unique degree program that prepares teachers for emerging and critical leadership positions in school and district settings. MIL empowers graduates to become leaders in their own right. More...

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