UW College of Education E-news
September 2010

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New Dean for College

UW Interim President Phyllis Wise

Phyllis Wise Names Wasley Successor After a lengthy search, a new dean has been found. In announcing the selection, UW Interim President Phyllis Wise said, "The College needs both a high-caliber academic scholar and a skilled relationship builder for the deanship. I am convinced that…is the best choice." Find out who...

In the Spotlight

Coaches Who Provide Support Need Support Too
"Dan" knew what to do in a classroom. He was a 14-year veteran, the respected head of English at a Puget Sound middle school. But when he was picked to be a part-time literacy coach, he found himself in unsettled waters. More...

Elwha Watershed Project

Measuring cobblestones on the beach

Hands-on Science on Olympic Peninsula
In February 2011, the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams will be removed. Kieran O’Mahony, his colleagues at the NSF Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center and local youth are working to answer the question: What will happen to the valley and the inhabitants who rely on the river and shoreline for their livelihoods? More...

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Filiberto Barajas-Lopez

Meet Filiberto Barajas-López
Filiberto Barajas-López joins the UW College of Education as an assistant professor of secondary mathematics education in the area of Curriculum and Instruction. More...

Clayton Cook

Intervention Logic: Clayton Cook
Clayton “Clay” Cook comes to the College as assistant professor of Educational Psychology. He is currently an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, where he conducts research and teaches courses in school-based interventions and psycho-educational assessment. More...

Dafney Blanca Dabach

Immigration & Education: Dafney Dabach
Dafney Blanca Dabach comes to the UW as an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Having grown up in an immigrant household, her focus is on teachers’ work with immigrant and English language learner (ELL) youth in secondary settings. More...

Literacy Training and Teaching: Welcome Heather Hebard
Heather Hebard, a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Teacher Education at the Stanford School of Education, joins the College this fall. She will be an assistant professor, with an emphasis on literacy education. More...

Introducing Nancy Hertzog: New in Educational Psychology
Nancy B. Hertzog comes to the UW from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she worked in special education. She will work in the educational psychology area, focusing on gifted education. More...

In the News

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Refocusing Central School District with Kids in Mind
UW profs urge central school district office personnel to get out to the schools in a new education report. "The transformation was phenomenal," said one school superintendent who put the research into practice. More...

Rising Costs Set to Change Face of U.S. Higher Education
As funding for public universities falls, poorer students will feel the pinch. Professor William Zumeta is quoted. More...

Teacher Development Cutback Not Smart in Tough Times
What exactly does the education system sacrifice when legislators slash professional development funding for educators? Op-ed by Pat Wasley and Stephanie Hirsh on budget cutbacks across the state and nation. More...

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Pride Points

This year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium featured 770 students from all across the University.

At the start of the 2009-10 academic year, more than 3,300 international students from 112 countries were enrolled at the UW.

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