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Welcome to the Neighborhood

The College of Education is pleased to welcome two new faculty members to our community.

Introducing Ann O’Doherty

ann o'dohertyAnn O'Doherty has been appointed director of the Danforth Principal Preparation Program and senior lecturer at the UW College of Education. O'Doherty specializes in professional learning, specifically educational administration and principalship. More»

Introducing Holly Schindler

holly schindlerDr. Holly Schindler is a newly appointed assistant professor at the UW College of Education. Her research interests include early childhood policies and programs, program evaluation, family relationships, and fathering. More»

Student Spotlight

Inaugural Sarkisian Endowed Fellow Announced

lily martin, sarkisian fellow

Last year, UW head football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife, Stephanie, made a $100,000 gift to establish the Steve and Stephanie Sarkisian Endowed Fellowship in Education. Lily Terese Martin has been selected as the inaugural Fellow. More»

Alum Announcement

Dr. Denise Bill

Leadership for Learning graduate Dr. Denise Bill is the first Muckleshoot Tribe woman to earn a doctorate degree. More»

Funding Announcements

Read full descriptions here of the following new grants: 

“Civic Lessons and Immigrant Youth” PI: Dafney Blanca Dabach
Spencer Foundation - $40,000 for one year

“UW Quality Rating and Improvement Systems” PI: Gail Joseph
Washington State Department of Early Learning (subcontract on U.S. Dept. of Education Race to the Top grant) - $7,944,892 for two years

“Pre-K – 3rd Education Initiative” PI: Kristie Kauerz
Harvard University (subcontract on grant from W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation) - $19,752 for one year

“Indigenous Teacher Education Program” PI: Elizabeth West
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - $50,000 for one year

“Preschool Reading and Language Interventions for Children with Autism” PI: Roxanne Hudson
NICHD/NIH - $299,795 for year one of a four-year project

“An Investigation of Factors and Decision-Making Processes that Influence Community College Students’ Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities” PI: William Zumeta (faculty PI for CREST fellow Robin LaSota)
Association for Institutional Research (AIR) - $19,913 for one year

Read full descriptions of these new grants.

College Updates

Washington STEM Grant

The University of Washington along with the Renton and Highline School Districts received a Washington $460,000 STEM grant to develop networked improvement communities for high quality mathematics and science teaching. More»

GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Prepares Educators for New State Standards

Sixty middle and high school GEAR UP educators from across the state converged on the UW campus for a summer institute, “The Common Core: Preparing GEAR UP Students for Rigor and Academic Success.” The mathematics track was facilitated by instructors from the UW College of Education Mathematics Education Project. The English language arts track was facilitated by Dr. Sheila Valencia, UW College of Education professor in curriculum and instruction, and Lorena Guillen, a UW graduate student in curriculum and instruction. More»

Powerful Learning at the CEL Summer Leadership Institute

A theory of action. A framework for teaching and learning. Strategies for providing feedback to teachers. These were just a few of the “take aways” for more than 180 educators and administrators who convened for the UW Center for Educational Leadership’s Summer Leadership Institute. More»

Center for Educational Leadership Updates the 5D Instructional Framework

The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership is pleased to announce the release of Version 4.0 of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (5D) instructional framework. More»

Staff Corner

tammy campbellNew Faces

This month, we welcome Dr. Tammy Cambell. More»

Kent Jewell, Staffer, Cycles to a Win in Race Across Oregon

Long-time College of Education staff member Kent Jewell (Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education, Academic Support Team supervisor) was part of the winning two-man relay team in the July 21st and 22nd Race Across Oregon ultracycling race. The course took Kent and teammate James McKee just over 33 hours to cover the mountainous 516 mile course that incorporated over 40,000 ft. of climbing. More»


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Dr. Doug Cheney: Faculty

Dr. Doug Cheney chaired the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Council for Exceptional Children’s  (CEC) International Convention on July 27, 2012. The PAC meets annually at CEC’s  Headquarters in Arlington, VA to plan the following year’s convention. The PAC has 24 members representing Divisions of CEC and topical areas for the convention. The Convention will be held in San Antonio April 3-6, 2013 and have about 5,000 attendees from 25 countries, and Dr. Cheney will serve as its Program Chairperson.

Dr. Doug Cheney (Faculty) and Dr. Bridget Walker (Alum)

Dr. Doug Cheney and Dr. Bridget Walker published The SAPR pbis Maual:  A team-base approach to implementing effective schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. Walker is a faculty member at Seattle University.

Dr. Elham Kazemi: Faculty

Dr. Elham Kazemi presented at a conference that was jointly sponsored by Teachers College and TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan. The conference was titled Connecting Advances in Learning Research and Teacher Practice: A Conference about Teacher Education. Kazemi moderated a panel on mathematics and professional development and served as a panelist on a panel about developing a practice-based orientation to knowledge, theory, and teacher preparation.

Nitya Venkateswaran: Student

Nitya Venkateswaran was selected as a UCEA Barbara Jackson Scholar by the Barbara Jackson Scholars Advisory Board and the UCEA Executive Committee.

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