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Emma Zahren-Newman
Alumna engages students, teachers and the community through multicultural advocacy

Emma Zahren-Newman is a 2018 graduate of the School of Education, where she received a dual degree in elementary education and bilingual education. She is going into her third year as a third-grade teacher at Matoaka Elementary School, where she is the school's multicultural engagement advocate. This year's projects will focus on providing professional development opportunities for all of the teachers to become more comfortable discussing race with colleagues and students.

Robert C. Knoeppel
Robert C. Knoeppel to lead W&M School of Education

Robert C. Knoeppel, dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Education, longtime educator and noted scholar on educational finance innovation, has been chosen as the next dean of the William & Mary School of Education.

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Janise Parker’s research on African American high school students’ academic success is published in School Psychology Review

Her work explores systemic barriers that influence African American students, especially their academic trajectories, and the factors that make some students more likely to succeed. As a scholar who focuses on social justice, Parker offers suggestions for how communities and schools can come together to support children from racially diverse backgrounds and elevate African American voices to lead the conversation.

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