Students are now living in a culturally and linguistically diverse world and our education systems are making strides to embrace it through the development and implementation of dual language programs. Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor and director of ESL/Bilingual Education, collaborates with school districts across the state to develop dual language and bilingual education programs.
Jason Chen, associate professor of education at William & Mary, is working with Professor of Theatre and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Francis Tanglao Aguas are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a professional development curriculum.
Through a new partnership between William & Mary and Newport News Public Schools (NNPS), the Teachers in Residence program is providing aspiring teachers both financial and professional support as they pursue a master’s degree in teaching, in exchange for a commitment to teach in the division after graduation.
Chandra B. Floyd Ph.D. ’20 has been named the second place winner in the Dissertation Award Competition for 2021 by the National Association for Gifted Children’s Research and Evaluation Network. Her dissertation, Promoting Equity in Gifted Education: Stories from Selected Virginia Gifted Education Leaders, shares the stories of three gifted education coordinators and their experiences with underrepresentation of children from racially marginalized groups through a narrative inquiry research design.
This year, eight graduate students in the W&M School of Education were selected to participate in the Social Justice and Diversity Graduate Research Fellows program. The fellowship offers an opportunity to form a community to support and promote research in the areas of social justice and diversity.
Bringing his ideas from back home is sparking intellectual dialogue amongst colleagues and peers in the School of Education’s Educational Planning, Policy, and Leadership (EPPL) classes. Here as a Fulbright Scholar from Jamaica, Lavare Henry Ph.D. ’24 is in his second year of the EPPL in K-12 Administration Ph.D. Program.
Virginia's new African American history course is being taught in high schools across the state this year. Alynn Parham M.A.Ed. '18 describes her experiences teaching the course in Williamsburg at Jamestown High School.
The School of Education welcomed 403 new students in Fall 2021, bringing its total enrollment among graduate students to 814 — a record in recent years. Despite declining enrollment nationally among schools of education, W&M saw a 69% increase in applications and a 27% increase in enrollment in its graduate programs in education in 2021.
A virtual professional development program for STEM faculty was designed a few months before the start of the pandemic and became a year-long study providing activities and workshops to engage faculty in learning about evidence-based strategies.
Following the recent school shooting in Newport News Public Schools, faculty in school counseling and school psychology at William & Mary have gathered resources to help educators and families support students.
Thanks to a grant from the Dean's Innovation Fund, established in 2020 through a gift from the Jennings family, middle-schools students from Newport News Public Schools gathered on the W&M campus for a week-long camp to explore engineering design challenges. The camp is designed to inspire an interest in the STEM fields among students from underrepresented backgrounds and prepare them to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
This year, six doctoral students in the W&M School of Education were selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program based on their achievements and their commitment to diversity and equity.
Erica Wiborg joins W&M as a visiting assistant professor in the Higher Education program. Her research interests include college access and inequity in leadership learning and teaching, critical race theory and whiteness in leadership, critical leadership pedagogy, and college student leadership development, including identity, capacity, efficacy, emotional intelligence, and spirituality.
Denita Hudson joins W&M as a clinical assistant professor in the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Her research interests include best practice in online pedagogy, neuro-counseling focused on anxiety, generational trauma in African American families, Global Counseling, Advocacy and Leadership for Diversity Equality and Inclusion in Higher Education.
Critical Race Theory has garnered widespread attention and been highly politicized in recent months. The faculty in the School of Education collected resources to help educators and families better understand the theory.
Coralis Solomon joins W&M as a clinical assistant professor in the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Her research interests include using self-compassion interventions to prevent emotional burnout in teachers and increase emotional resilience to address racial battle fatigue for teachers of color in the schools.
Project Hope-VA has received more than $13M in funding through the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth in Virginia during the pandemic. The center, located at W&M, works with school divisions across the state to identify and provide support to students and families experiencing homelessness.
Tracy L. Cross, the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and Jennifer Riedl Cross, research associate professor, have been recognized by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence, with their annual awards for excellence in research. The awards celebrate groundbreaking investigations in the disciplines of intelligence, intellectual giftedness and related fields.
William & Mary has selected Sallie Marchello, associate provost and university registrar, and Jeremy Martin Ph.D. '12, M.B.A. '17, chief of staff to President Katherine A. Rowe who has spent the past nine months serving as interim athletics director, to receive the Shirley Aceto Award.
Julie Bologna, a master’s student in the military and veteran’s counseling program, has been selected by the Tillman Foundation as a 2021 Tillman Scholar. The prestigious scholarship, founded by the family of Pat Tillman, annually recognizes military service members, veterans and spouses who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to service, scholarship, humble leadership and impact.
Paul Kabera, a student in the Online Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, will serve on the executive board of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE) as an Emerging Leader for the year beginning July 1.
For many Black families, the church not only provides a place of worship, but a place of belonging and a hub that connects them to the community through a wide range of support services. A new partnership with a local church is exploring how educators can collaborate with faith-based communities to better support the growth of Black students.
The School of Education celebrated its 2021 graduates during a Commencement weekend like no other May 21-23, 2021. Faculty, staff, students and families gathered on campus for a socially-distanced but decidedly joyful celebration.
Starting this fall, the School of Education will add a new master's program and three certificates in teacher education to its slate of 100% online offerings.
Rolling out in Summer 2021, the School of Education's new professional studies courses offer provisionally-licensed teachers the coursework they need to attain full licensure.
During this year's Dual Language Immersion Day, W&M School of Education students learned from experienced leaders in the field and added their voices to the conversation about how to promote dual language instruction in PK-12 classrooms.
The Graduate Education Association (GEA) helps connect students in the School of Education to the faculty, community, and each other. While this year’s board members have had the challenging task of connecting students together during a pandemic that has made people feel more detached than ever before, their goals are to work together to increase student engagement and create a sense of community, even from home.
Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion at the School of Education, has been selected as the next president of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the premier professional organization dedicated to the training of counselors in the U.S.
The leadership course, Modern Leadership: Reflections and Tools for the Values-Based Leader, combines theory and practice and is designed to engage participants in discussion, hands-on applications and reflections.
William & Mary’s Esports Training and Research Center will include a research lab and training facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations around gaming.
A group of Holmes Scholars from William & Mary were invited to present their independent research at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in topics on multicultural counseling and experiential learning in the time of COVID-19.
Lindy Johnson, associate professor of English education, has been examining the role of games and play in the classroom for several years. A former English teacher in Boston Public Schools, she now trains new teachers at William & Mary and conducts research around the essential question, how can we make learning more engaging and authentic for both students and teachers?
Faculty from the School of Education Higher Education Program have launched a research project to help advance understanding of the engagement of William & Mary faculty in internationalization efforts both on campus and abroad.
Ting Huang joins W&M as an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Her research focuses on informal learning, digital literacies, diversity in education, and video learning.
With its new name comes new changes for the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic. Thanks to a $2 million gift in 2020 from Professor Emeritus S. Stuart Flanagan, William & Mary’s expanded counseling training clinic now encompasses the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, the New Leaf Clinic, and a new service called the Telehealth Team, making services more accessible than ever.
Have you sat through Zoom or other videoconferencing sessions and felt fatigued afterwards? Zoom Fatigue is Real. A Zoom environment can cause cognitive overload because you are constantly multitasking. April Lawrence, associate director of eLearning, provides instructional strategies for combating Zoom fatigue.
With retirement near, Virginia McLaughlin to receive the 2021 Thomas Jefferson Award for her many contributions to William & Mary.
Katherine Barko-Alva, William & Mary assistant professor and director of English as a second language/bilingual education at the School of Education, will be recognized with the 2021 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award during a virtual Charter Day celebration Feb. 11.
Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education, has been named the first director of diversity and inclusion for the School of Education.
Jamel Donnor, associate professor of education and affiliated faculty in Africana Studies and American Studies, has been named chair-designate of the Social Justice Action Committee of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He will serve a three-year term, assuming the role of chair in his second two years on the committee.
Associate professors of counseling, Patrick Mullen and Daniel Gutierrez, along with a team of School of Education graduate students, are serving as external evaluators for a new class-based drug intervention program called GPS for Success.
Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion for the School of Education, has focused much of her research on the lived experiences of Black women within counseling, as well as strategies to support the advancement of students and professionals in the field. This fall, she launched Metamorphosis, a national affinity group for Black women pursuing graduate degrees in counseling.