Ambassadors help the College of Education deepen its impact through thought-partnership, outreach and advocacy. Driving positive change in the field of education requires collective action. Ambassadors increase their understanding of the prevailing issues impacting education and learn about College research, partnerships and outcomes. In turn, they communicate their discoveries within spheres of influence.

Chris Ackerley
Diana Ackerley
Ted Ackerley
Danielle Ackerley
James Banks
Cherry Banks
Howard Behar
Stephan Blanford
Debbi Brainerd
Jon Bridge
Tim Burgess
Anthony Byrd
Stacey Runstad Campbell
Tammy Campbell
Dwane Chappelle
Kim Ackerley Cleworth
Mark Dederer
Dee Dickinson
Trish Millines Dziko
Susan Enfield
Staci Foster
Carver Gayton
Jodi Green
Janet Levinger
Nate Miles
Kimberly Lasher Mitchell
Martha Moseley
Lynn Pigott Mowe
Don Nielsen
Colin Nguyen
Susan Potts
Telca Porras
Srilakshmi Remala
Jonathan Roberts
Judy Runstad
Keisha Scarlett
Alyssa Sunderland
Bill Sunderland
Mark Torrance
Sherrelle Walker
Calvin Watts
Daniel Zavala



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Latest Features

The My Brother's Teacher (MBT) Project led by Dr. William White, with project managers Elane Jones and Clare Juico, received a $20,000 donation...

A record-setting twelve doctoral students at the UW College of Education are bolstering the research and program evaluation capacity of local organizations this academic year as the members of the...

Recent Press

Education Week unveiled the 2022 RHSU (Rick Hess Straight Up) Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, ranking the university-based scholars in the United States who did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy. Boeing Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education Ken Zeichner, James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and Director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice Django Paris and alumna Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings (M.Ed. '72) were included in this year’s rankings, which were chosen by a 33-member selection committee.

Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics contributed to an article for The GW Hatchet. She states that the pandemic may have amplified any enrollment and financial challenges that a university may have been facing before the pandemic and that the pandemic has led to uncertainty over the future of higher education institutions, and a strategic plan can help address those concerns. “The concern is that colleges, universities that are really enrollment dependent are going to have to be really careful about the decisions that they make so that they maintain their fiscal viability,” she said. “So that’s where your strategic plan is really, really important.”

Featured Videos

In Seattle Public Schools, strengthening support for first-year teachers is an essential element of diversifying its workforce, with research assistance from the University of Washington College of Education. First-year teacher Halle Mahlik and her mentor Lana Sumner, along with Professor Min Sun, discuss the school district's Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program and the importance of supporting teachers of color who are entering the profession.

Washington's ClimeTime initiative is an ambitious statewide effort to boost teaching about climate, with University of Washington learning scientists playing a key role. Learn how educators are engaging students in evidence-based critical analysis as they learn about the impacts of climate change in this virtual reality video narrated by Philip Bell, Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences and executive director of the UW's Institute for Science + Mathematics Education.