The donation comes from the Petters Family Foundation and Nancy and Mike Petters, who both attended camp on college campuses when they were younger and wanted to provide more students a similar opportunity. Thanks to the gift, the program will allow double the number of students to attend by 2022.
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.
Jason Chen, Gerdelman Family Term Distinguished Associate Professor at the William & Mary School of Education, has secured a new grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to combat inequity by building a national alliance of researchers working together to effect large-scale change.
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.
A team of W&M researchers is conducting an online survey on how families are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offering resources on what parents can do to support their children’s mental health.
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.
Dean Spencer G. Niles addresses recent events and calls on the entire School of Education community to actively combat racism and the systemic oppression of people of color.
The Social Justice & Diversity Research Fellowship Program, now in its third year at William & Mary, aims to equip students to address issues of inequity in academia, in their professions and in their everyday lives. The application for the 2020-2021 cohort is due June 15, 2020.
Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor of ESL and bilingual education, recruited students in the ESL and Bilingual Education program to support local Spanish-speaking families who were working to support their children learning at home during the pandemic.
In late February, prior to the closure of universities and conferences due to the pandemic, W&M Holmes Scholars had the opportunity to network and present their work at the 72nd American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting.
S. Stuart Flanagan, a professor emeritus who taught mathematics education at William & Mary for almost three decades, is continuing his family's legacy of helping others through a new $2 million gift to the School of Education.
The pandemic has ushered in a need for online counseling services, and student interns in the New Horizons Family Counseling Clinic and New Leaf Clinic are rising to the challenge as they navigate uncertain times themselves.
W&M education faculty have quickly put together webinars and an at-home learning hub full of resources and tips for parents helping K-12 students at home while schools are closed for COVID-19.
Through a new virtual tutoring program, student teachers in William & Mary’s elementary education program are providing individualized instruction and support for up to 150 elementary-aged children who are learning at home during the pandemic.
With the closure of university buildings due to COVID-19, dissertation defenses are moving online in order to keep students on track to complete their studies. So far, 13 doctoral students in the School of Education have defended their dissertations online.
Kelly Crace, William & Mary’s associate vice president for health & wellness, talks about ways people can cope and take care of themselves during this time of heightened stress.
As William & Mary students and faculty prepare to move temporarily to remote learning, the newly-established Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation has set up a support system to assist faculty.
Rebecca Sheffield, the faculty director of the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, and two of her student mentees won awards for their leadership at school and in their clinical work.
Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor of English as a second language/bilingual education, continue to find ways to work together and help each other across disciplines.
The Novice Teacher Academy, a new initiative of William & Mary's School-University Resource Network (SURN), is a year-long professional development experience designed to support new teachers and keep them in the teaching profession.
Now in its third year at William & Mary, Troops to Teachers Virginia is helping military veterans transition to second careers as K-12 teachers.
Two students in the online counseling program share their experiences of meeting their classmates in person for the first time, being inducted into the professional honor society for counseling students, and what life as an online student looks like.
On February 28-29, 2020, the W&M Center for Education will bring together experts, practitioners and parents for a conference around the topic of twice-exceptional learners.