Leandra Parris, assistant professor of school psychology, has developed the first scale to measure social media rumination in adolescents, but this was not her intention when she first started her research working with at-risk youth.
2019 News Stories
Tracy L. Cross, the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, was recently determined to be the world’s most productive researcher in gifted education according to a study published in High Ability Studies. The article aimed to identify key thinkers in the field, as well as the primary institutions that generate research on giftedness and the extent of international, institutional, and individual collaboration.
The Eastern Virginia Writing Project, now under the direction of Lindy Johnson, assistant professor of English education, offers workshops to help teachers strengthen their own writing skills and evolve their writing programs.
Pamela Eddy, professor of Higher Education, delivered the annual Don A. Buchholz Lecture in the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at the University of North Texas (UNT) sharing her research on community college leadership and development.
Students in Educational Policy: Development and Analysis traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with policymakers and learn about the latest developments in education research.
This summer, William & Mary's School Psychology Program achieved full accreditation by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), which distinguishes the program as having met the highest measures of quality for the profession.
Ashleigh Queen and Asia R. Randolph presented their doctoral research to a panel of judges in just three minutes.
Christopher Gareis, professor of educational policy, planning and leadership, is working with educators and policymakers across the commonwealth to modernize and diversify Virginia's system of assessment.
Gladys Krause, assistant professor of mathematics education, is embarking on a new research projects designed to expose students to computer science topics while they are young.
Professor Johnston Brendel has been working in counseling for more than 30 years. He was recently elected chairperson of the Virginia Board of Counseling.
Nancy Chae's award represents the dedication she has shown toward the training of future counselors, her research in many realms of the counseling field, and her time in and out of the classroom working on faculty-led projects and providing additional supervision to graduate students.
Vice President Robert Skillen, from the University of New Brunswick discussed UNB’s journey in rebranding itself.
School of Education alumni Paul Naanou ’17, M.A.Ed. ’18 and Jay Sandridge ’17, M.A.Ed. ’18 were inspired by the first conference they attended of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as secondary math education students. Not only did they gain guidance in teaching and educational resources but by the end of the conference, they were also determined to return the next year as first-year teachers, contributing with a presentation of their own.
As a fellow and a student in the clinical mental health and addictions counseling program, Park will have networking and learning opportunities, attend conferences and help serve a diverse clientele.
Noelle St. Germain-Sehr joins W&M from Argosy University where she worked in counselor education. St. Germain-Sehr will serve as an assistant professor and clinical field experience director of the new counseling online programs.
As the fall semester gets underway, the university’s Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation is taking shape in Swem Library.
Paige Hendricks joins the faculty after completing a doctoral degree in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, and will serve as a visiting assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction department.
William & Mary students went on a soul-searching trip through Rwanda this past summer to explore the country’s efforts at peace education and forgiveness since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that killed more than 1 million people.
Leandra Parris joins W&M from Illinois State University, and will serve as an assistant professor in the School Psychology program.
This summer, William & Mary’s School of Education established its first official partnership with a university in Colombia.
Elizabeth Talbott joins W&M from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will serve as the department chair for Curriculum & Instruction, which houses the school's teacher education programs.
After seven years of service at the School of Education, Spencer Niles will step down from the deanship in May 2020. He will continue at William & Mary as a professor in the Counselor Education program at the school.
Lindsay Kidd ’11, M.A.Ed. ’12 is returning to the School of Education this fall to pursue her third degree from William & Mary. This time, though, one of her fellow students is her own mother, Trish Caroccia.
Meredith Kier, associate professor of science education, has secured a grant from the NSF for an exploratory research study that will examine how a partnership between engineering undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and middle-school STEM teachers can engage and inspire students in engineering.
Last week, researchers from across the country gathered at William & Mary for the second annual Oracle Writers Retreat. Sponsored by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the retreat was meant to give both professionals and students dedicated time to write and to connect with fellow researchers in the field.
Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education. The new degree option was created after the 2018 Virginia General Assembly approved legislation aimed at streamlining licensure requirements and combating a statewide teacher shortage.
Three of William & Mary’s Holmes Scholars participated in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 2019 Washington Week in Arlington, VA as part of the organization’s Annual Day on the Hill.
The Quinn Scholarship was created by Julie Richardson Agnew ’91, Richard C. Kraemer Term Professor of Business at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, to support School of Education students committed to helping children with dyslexia. Agnew established the scholarship in honor of her son Quinn, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and benefited from learning at the Riverside School.
Through a partnership between W&M and Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, four students in counseling designed and delivered a 10-week counseling curriculum focused on empowering and motivating women inmates to find a path toward a healthier life.
William & Mary School of Education alumna Bronwyn MacFarlane Ph.D. ’08 is the recipient of the 2018-2019 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award. The award recognizes individuals with exceptional professional contributions within the ten years since earning a doctorate.
Gene Roche, executive professor of higher education at William & Mary, will receive the 2019 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
William & Mary School of Education faculty and students presented at the American Education Research Association's (AERA) annual conference. We offer a look at some of the research projects behind the presentations and the group that won an award for their evaluation tool.
This fall, the School of Education will enroll its first students in a new online master’s degree program focusing on military and veterans counseling. The program, the only one of its kind in Virginia, will train counselors to work with veterans and their families on issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, the emotional impacts of physical injury, long-term family separation and the transition from military to civilian life.
On May 11, the School of Education conferred degrees on 192 students during its annual Diploma Ceremony.
Four W&M School of Education students were inducted into The Teachers of Promise program at this year's conference. The Institute prepares students for their first year of teaching with networking opportunities, sessions, workshops, and a mentoring program with a veteran teacher.
William & Mary School of Education alumnus Zachary Fetters ’16, M.A.Ed. ’18 has been named Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools' Rookie Teacher of the Year in the district's Teachers of the Year ceremony. He is one of 12 alumni who received Teacher of the Year accolades at the annual ceremony.
As the spring semester comes to a close, the School of Education celebrates the retirement of two of its most beloved and longest-serving professors. Lori Korinek, professor of special education, and Gail McEachron, professor of social studies education, were granted the status of professors emeritae by the Board of Visitors during their April session in recognition of a combined 66 years of service to William & Mary.
The dean of the School of Education at William & Mary, Spencer “Skip” Niles, received the inaugural Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award at the American Counseling Association (ACA) 2019 Conference & Expo on Saturday, March 30. The award honors an individual who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the publishing of counseling-related literature.
High school is a stressful time – and may be particularly difficult for students who have few social supports but need and want to be achieving big goals. Supporting these students is the expanded goal of Project Empower, a partnership between the School of Education and the three high schools within Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.
A quartet of William & Mary counselor education doctoral students have taken second place in the national American Counseling Association (ACA) 2019 Graduate Student Ethics contest, with an essay addressing the ethical challenges raised in a fictional case study.
The William & Mary School-University Research Network (SURN) is partnering with Middlesex, Poquoson and West Point County Schools on the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network, collaborating to innovate and transform their schools for the future.
Ryan McGill, assistant professor of school psychology, recently co-authored an article that received the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of School Psychology and the Society for the Study of School Psychology. The article, titled “Cognitive Profile Analysis: History, Issues, and Continued Concerns,” appeared in the November 2018 issue.
Twelve William & Mary Holmes Scholars attended the Holmes Scholars Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY in February as part of the 71st American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting. The Holmes Program, a branch of AACTE, encourages diversity in education by providing mentorship opportunities to students from high school through doctoral programs who are interested in careers in education.
A recent article in the Review of Educational Research has named Professor Megan Tschannen-Moran among the top 20 most highly-cited authors in the field of educational administration. She has taught at William & Mary since 2000, and her research focuses on the critical importance of trust among teachers, administrators, parents and students.
The William & Mary School of Education has been named the 39th best graduate school of education by the U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today.
Having grown up in a rural community and later became a school principal in a rural school district, Jamon Flowers, a third-year doctoral student in K-12 Administration understands the unique challenges rural schools and communities face. He welcomed an opportunity recently to participate as a panelist in a SchoolReform event in Washington, D.C. to help raise awareness of the educational issues these rural communities face.
Fathers’ grief after a miscarriage is often overlooked. A trio of doctoral counseling students in the William & Mary School of Education set out to rectify that, and published the results of their interviews with fathers in a 2018 issue of The Family Journal.
Doctoral student, Amelia Wildman and her colleague presented their research at the Council for Creative Education Symposium in Finland describing how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom to enhance learning and deepen understanding.
On Tuesday evening, students in the elementary teacher education program and local educators gathered at the School of Education for a reception kicking off the spring student teaching experience.
Patricia Popp Ph.D. '01, clinical associate professor and state coordinator for homeless education (Project HOPE-VA), is researching the needs of homeless students as they transition to college and developing best practices to support them.
School of Education assistant professor, Katherine Barko-Alva's ability to inspire young people to pursue a career in ESL and bilingual education, along with her research and service related to bilingual education, was recognized recently with the Latinx Leadership Award from the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.
Patrick Mullen, assistant professor in the William & Mary School of Education, received $10,000 as part of a Reves Center Fellowship to dig more deeply into the experience of school counselors in international Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) K-12 schools with the goal of preparing future school counselors to more effectively assist children of military families.
Literacy has to expand beyond reading and writing to include digital literacy, argues William & Mary assistant professor Lindy Johnson. She recently received the Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies for her work and advocacy around the necessity of educating K-12 students to be both better consumers and producers of digital media.
Last semester, School of Education counseling students gathered with Kelly Crace, Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at William & Mary for a “Flourishing in a Relentless World” discussion series, providing students with tools to help them flourish in their careers.
The science of creativity suggests everyone can be creative with the right attitude and practice, according to William & Mary professor KH Kim, author of The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation. Kim is offering a course (EDUC582) about the science of creativity that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in Spring 2019.