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Wish John, Kathy, and Steve Good Luck

In 2012, we bid farewell to retirees John Frederiksen, Steve Kerr, and Kathy Kimball. They will be missed by students, faculty, and staff alike. In the features below, we celebrate their contributions to the UW College of Education and wish them well on the next leg of their journeys.

Alumni Update

Jason Mcgaughey: Deputy Education Project Manager of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO)

jason mcgaughey in haiti

In 2012, Jason McGaughey (M.Ed.) graduated from the UW College of Education. and after six month of volunteering on the ground, was hired as the Deputy Education Project Manager of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO). J/P HRO formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti. From medical care to relocation services, the organization is one of the most visible programs of its kind.


College Updates

UW LIFE Center and The Boeing Company Win Prestigious Xchange Award

The UW Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center team and The Boeing Company won the Innovation Award for Measurement at the 13th annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation. The UW LIFE Center collaborates with Boeing's 787 Composites team on an innovative learning sciences module to help define a new "learning lab" at The Boeing Company. This research partnership focused on evaluating differences in social interactivity and learning outcomes between a lecture-based course and a challenge-based course.


National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning Featured on UW360

Focusing on early childhood education is our best hope for closing the achievement gap. That is why the UW College of Education is proud to lead the effort on a five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant. This new video from UWTV gives an update on the work.


New Faces

Dr. Cathy Thompson has joined the Center for Educational Leadership as a project director providing instructional leadership support for CEL district partnerships.


Giving Corner

Dan Iyall Endowment to Fund Native American Teacher Education Candidates

Education student Kristie Williams has been named the inaugural Dan Iyall Fellow. The Iyall fellowship will fund William's teacher education studies at the UW College of Education. The Dan Iyall Endowment was started by Cheryl Wright-Wilson (1969 College of Education) and Ray Wilson (1969 School of Pharmacy), longtime friends of the UW College of Education.


Funding Announcements

The following new grant was awarded to the College of Education in March:

Clay Cook (PI) has received a grant of $1,221,066 over four years from the Committee for Children in support of the “Second Step Efficacy Study.” The grant will be used to perform an independent, third-party efficacy study of the 4th Edition of the Second Step Program to evaluate experimentally the impact of Second Step on improving student outcomes, classroom learning environments, and overall school climate.


Email us with a new book, award, or other news for faculty, alumni, students, or staff.

Matthew Henley, Current Student

Matthew Henley was invited to join the steering committee of the 10th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference, The Informed Brain in a Digital World. NAKFI is a 15-year effort of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding organizations, universities, and the general public.

Kathy Kimball & Margery Ginsberg, L4L Faculty

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) publication features an Innovative Programs Column on the Leadership for Learning (L4L) EdD at the UW College of Education. Click through to pages 10 and 11.


Karen Robbins, Alum '66

College alum Karen Robbins has a new book, Care For Our World. It was just released at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in NYC. Care is beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Ball in the U.K. and published by Compendium, in Seattle. There's also an interactive playkit with punch out animals representing all the continents for hours of imaginative play. Care For Our World recently won Runner-Up at the Green Book Festival in S.F.

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William "Bill Zumeta", Faculty

On July 12, 2012, Bill Zumeta will lead a conversation on the state of financing in higher education, including efforts around cost-containment, measurement, and accountability. This public conversation is part of InsideTrack's national Leadership Event Series in conjunction with the SHEEO Annual Meeting in Seattle.

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