2020 News Stories

Election 2020 and kids
How to talk to kids about Election 2020

Esther Kim, assistant professor of social studies education and a scholar of civic education in schools, shares strategies, tips and resources for educators and parents navigating conversations with kids and young people during a particularly contentious presidential election season.

Bilingual Education
Alumni teachers embrace the linguistic and cultural diversity of their bilingual students through family engagement

When schools transitioned to online learning in March, teachers across the country had to quickly learn how to fit their classrooms into each student’s home. For ESL and bilingual teachers there were additional challenges to keeping students and their families engaged at home while also incorporating students’ cultural backgrounds into online learning.

Pamela Harris
Pamela Harris joins W&M Counseling Faculty

Pamela Harris joins W&M as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Online Master's in Counseling program. Her research focuses on culturally responsive counselor preparation, in particular forming school-family partnerships with families of color, and college and career readiness of Black female students.

Kathryn Lanouette
Kathryn Lanouette joins Curriculum & Instruction faculty

Kathryn Lanouette joins W&M as an Assistant Professor of STEM Education. Her research explores the potential of digital tools to support ambitious and equitable science learning opportunities for K-12 students.

Mihyeon Kim
Mihyeon Kim wins the National Association for Gifted Children’s 2020 Community Service Award

Kim has developed enrichment programs for hundreds of students, which provide students from low-income families the opportunity to learn about STEM subjects and take classes on a college campus for the first time. Her work in gifted education can be seen close to home at the Center for Gifted Education and all the way to South Korea, as her enrichment programs serve local and international students.

LoriAnn Stretch
LoriAnn Stretch joins W&M Counseling faculty

LoriAnn Stretch joins W&M as a Clinical Associate Professor and coordinator of the Online Counseling program. As a counselor and professor with over twenty-five years of experience, she specializes in experiential therapies, global counseling, trauma recovery and stabilization, telehealth, and supervision.

Esther Kim
Esther Kim joins Curriculum & Instruction faculty

Esther Kim joins W&M as an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Her research focuses on civic education and how ideologies of citizenship are shaped by student racial and religious identities.

Jessica Martin
Jessica Martin joins W&M Counseling faculty

Jessica Martin joins W&M as a clinical assistant professor in the online counselor education program. Her research interests include post-secondary transition services for Black youth with disabilities and clinical interventions to support the outcomes of Black counseling clients.

Elizabeth Burgin
Elizabeth Burgin joins W&M Counseling faculty

Elizabeth Burgin joins W&M as an assistant professor in the Counselor Education program and program coordinator of the new Military and Veterans Counseling program. Her research interests include identifying culturally responsive and developmentally sensitive strategies for improving treatment efficacy and accessibility to mental health services.

Craig Cashwell
Craig Cashwell joins W&M Counseling faculty

Craig Cashwell joins W&M from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and will serve as a professor in the Counselor Education program and faculty coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His research interests include the competent and ethical integration of religion and spirituality into counseling.

Rob Knoeppel
Q&A with Dean Rob Knoeppel

On July 15, 2020, the School of Education welcomed Dean Robert C. Knoeppel to the School of Education. Here we share a broad-ranging Q&A about his experience, his approach for the first few months of his deanship and his vision for the future of the School of Education.

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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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.