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BethAnne Klaver, Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars
BethAnne Klaver’s Fancy Footwork Fuels Success of Local Fundraiser

Just months after starting a new job with the Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at the William & Mary School of Education, Project Specialist BethAnne Klaver made her swing dancing debut as one of eleven Williamsburg stars volunteering their time and energy to causes close to their hearts.

W&M Reading Specialists
Literacy Lab Announces Inaugural Fellowship Award Winners

The School of Education Literacy Lab has chosen the inaugural cohort of eight Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellows. Each will receive a $1,500 award for one year of research to produce four teaching guides.

A Monthly Family Night Hosted by the Aprendiendo Juntos Project
Aprendiendo Juntos: A Love Letter to Immigrant Families

The interdisciplinary collaboration between Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Associate Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education Katherine Barko-Alva has evolved into a community-based initiative involving partnerships with Grove Christian Outreach Center, two local high schools and William & Mary undergraduate student volunteers. Their work, rooted in research, community outreach and interdisciplinary collaboration, aims to address the multifaceted needs of immigrant families, ranging from language learning to navigating daily challenges.

Janise Parker and Monique Williams with YVCHR Students
Local Partnership Provides Youth Mentoring

Associate Professor Janise Parker provides mentorship training to high school students in partnership with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR).