New elementary principal brings focus on school culture, quality instruction

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alum Brian Patrick, an ambassador of kindness just graduated from Danforth cohort 22 and is now the principal of Methow Valley Elementary. Superintendent Mark Wenzel, a recent graduate of the L4L Ed. D. program, is quoted.

College Alums In Seattle Schools

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seattle Schools welcome several College of Ed alums to permanent positions. Stacey Tate Loftin is now principal for Coe Elementary. Clover Codd is the permanent principal at Alki Elementary. Henterson Carlisle is the permanent principal at Madison Middle School.

Ben Ostrem is Principal of Highland Park Elementary School

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ben Ostrom has been appointed principal at Highland Park Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010. Ostrom is an alum of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington.

Noah Zeichner Named 2010 Bezos Scholar

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Noah Zeichner, alum and Chief Sealth International High School student social studies teacher, and student Molly Freed have been named 2010 Bezos Scholars and will attend an all-expenses-paid conference July 5-11 with international leaders, acclaimed thinkers, policymakers and artists.

Roxhill Principal Carmela Dellino on Arts in Schools

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some recent studies show that kids who are involved in the arts do better in school. Carmela Dellino, College alum and principal of Roxhill Elementary School, talks about the importance of arts at Roxhill.

American Association of School Administrators Recognizes Honig & Copland Report

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

American Association of School Administrators lists new report by Meredith Honig, Mike Copland, and others as new and noteworthy.

Third Andresen Recognized by Seattle Weekly for His Innovative Course

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Third Andresen, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction, is recognized in Seattle Weekly for his class, It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop. The course teaches the historical, social, and cultural history of hip hop and has been wildly successful. Nice job Third!

Kareen Borders wins Presidential Award

Monday, June 7, 2010

Congats to Kareen Borders, current L4L4 student, on winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. It has been a big spring for Kareen as she also recently won the PBS Teachers® Innovation Award!

Two College of Ed students awarded Bonderman Fellowships

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Congratulations to TEP student Anna Kramer and Education, Learning, and Society Minor student Brittany Lichtyon theirr Bonderman fellowships. In order to become the best science teacher she can be, Anna will travel to the countries where most of her students have roots: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Western and American Samoa, the Philippines and Indonesia. As she says, As I travel, I will explore the nature of the communities' relationships with the ecosystems in which they live, as well as strive to better understand how the unique biological communities and natural resources in each place shape the daily lives of the people living there, she said. Brittany plans to travel to countries with large groups of dispersed peoples due to conflict, including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam then to Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and finally to Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. The purpose of my journey is to expand global education and encourage cultural tolerance and understanding. Upon her return to the United States, she wants to expand study abroad programs for community colleges. Congrats Brittany!

David M. Irby Publishes New Book on Educating Physicians

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alum David M. Irby is vice dean for education and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and heads the Office of Medical Education. Irby and his co-author recently published, Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency.