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Faculty Achievements June 2013

Dr. Megan Bang (Faculty): Keynote at International Conference of the Learning Sciences.

Dr. Megan Bang delivered a keynote address at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences. More »

Dr. James Banks (Faculty): Kaynote at Dealing with Difference Institute

Dr. James Banks delivered a keynote presentation at the annual Dealing with Difference Institute at Western Illinois University. While in Illinois, he was interviewed by TriStates  Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, about multicultural education. "What we now know is if the school doesn't intervene to help kids get more positive racial attitudes- which we need to do, the younger they are the easier that is- that it becomes increasingly difficult as the kids grow older." More »

Dr. Virginia Berninger (Faculty): Alan S. Kaufman “Excellence in Assessment Award”

Dr. Virginia Berninger was the invited keynote at a symposium on “Assessments and Interventions for Writing Difficulties” at New York: Fordham University. She received the Alan S. Kaufman “Excellence in Assessment Award” at this symposium.

Stephen Fink (Faculty): UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

Stephen Fink, executive director of the Center for Educational Leadership, was invited to join the UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows in recognition of his significant contribution to the translational and entrepreneurial culture at UW. UW faculty members are appointed as members of this prestigious group based upon success initiating groundbreaking programs. Candidates for this honor were nominated by UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) leadership with input from deans and department chairs, and approved by President Michael Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce. Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows will be identified as potential mentors to UW faculty, researchers, and staff considering commercialization. Fellows receive $5000 in discretionary commercialization funds per year for up to two years of service.

Dr. Magery Ginsberg (Faculty): AERA Award Featured in Seattle Times

Pay attention to the American Educational Research Association, writes Seattle Times columnist Lynne K.Varner. The ideas and trends discussed by its members will be part of the education-policy debates of tomorrow. Margery Ginsberg is featured for her work with Cleveland High School.

Dr. Meredith Honig (Faculty): Keynote at 2013 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference and Feature in the American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Meredith Honig authors a new feature in the American Enterprise Institute Education Outlook about how central offices can help schools build their capacity for improved teaching/learning. The research indicates that district central offices have not helped schools meet high-level achievement goals. More »

Dr. Honig delivered the keynote address at the 2013 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference, organized by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). Her talk, When Everyone Leads: Why We Need Meaningful Partnerships Between School Principals and Their Central Offices to Realize Improved Teaching and Learning at Scale, focuses on on how educational leaders and organizations innovate and collaborate to realize improved learning outcomes for students at scale.

Dr. Tyrone Howard (Alum): Corbally Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tyrone Howard delivered the keynote address at the Danforth Educaitonal Leadership Program John E. Corbally Lecture Series. His talk focused on on youth achievement in urban schools, drawing from his book ‘Why Race and Culture Matters: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms’

Dr. Theodore Kaltsounis (Faculty Emeritus): Democratization of Albania published through Albanian Publishing House

Dr. Theodore Kaltsounis’ book, ‘The Democratization of Albania’, will soon be translated into Albanian and published through the Albanian Publishing House.

Kathy Kimball (Faculty Emeritus): Art in Leadership Award

Kathy Kimball received the Art in Leadership Award at the Danforth Educaitonal Leadership Program John E. Corbally Lecture Series.  

John Morefield (Alum): Danforth Mentoring Award

John Morefield received the Danforth Mentoring Award at the Danforth Educational Leadership Program John E. Corbally Lecture Series. The award will formally be renamed in honor of John Morefield. Kelly Aramaki presented the award.

Keisha Scarlett (Alum): UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award

The University Council of Educational Leadership (UCEA) 16th Annual Excellence in Educational Leadership Award was presented to Keisha Scarlett, Danforth alum and Principal of South Shore P-8 in Seattle Public Schools. This award recognizes Keisha’s commitment to the sup-port of aspiring teachers through the Ackerley Network, and contribu-tions to leadership development as a mentor, learning facilitator, and principal in residence for the Danforth Program.

Spencer Welch (Faculty): Ken Sirotnik Servant Leadership Award

Spencer Welch received the Ken Sirotnik Servant Leadership Award at the Danforth Educational Leadership Program John E. Corbally Lecture Series. Kathy Kimball presented Welch with the award.

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