2020 News Stories

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.

Janise Parker Headshot
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.

Solidarity: Statement from Dean Niles

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.

Social Justice and Diversity Fellows
Social Justice & Diversity Research Fellows at W&M tackle issues of equity

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.

Holmes Scholars
W&M Holmes Scholars attended AACTE 72nd annual meeting

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.

Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic
Counseling programs help those in need, on and off campus

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.

Novice Teacher Academy
SURN nurtures new teachers through Novice Teacher Academy

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.

Troops to Teachers
A new way to serve

Now in its third year at William & Mary, Troops to Teachers Virginia is helping military veterans transition to second careers as K-12 teachers.

Online counseling students at residency
First cohort of online counseling students inducted into Chi Sigma Iota

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.