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The Bridge Between Military Service and Teaching: It’s Not as Far as You Think

Do military veterans make good teachers? This question was posed to two School of Education alumni—one a former US Army pilot and the other a former Air Force systems and...
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As the School of Education’s Italy Program Returns, Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 Reflects on Its Influence

Now a doctoral student researching inclusive education, Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 was a sophomore when she took “Literacy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy,” a study abroad short course offered...
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Phillandra Smith Finds and Fosters Community at Syracuse University

Phillandra Smith hadn’t considered a Ph.D. until a professor at Barry University asked what she would do after finishing a master’s degree. Smith, who is from the Bahamas, had planned...
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Sowing Seeds of Hope: Ashanti Hunter ’22 Wants to Make Urban Schools More Inclusive

In Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, there’s a small garden where Syracuse University senior Ashanti Hunter ’22 has helped kindergarteners blossom. The children attend Community Roots, a local charter academy that...
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Five Questions for Nicole Condon-Shih G’02

Named Dean of the Utica, NY-based PrattMWP College of Art and Design in March 2022, Nicole Condon-Shih G’02 holds an M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College, City University of New York,...
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Fulbright Scholar Violetta Soboleva Discusses Instructional Design, Planned Change, and Educational Innovation

Violetta Soboleva is an M.S. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation student from Russia who came to Syracuse University on a Fulbright scholarship. Also studying at Minin University, she describes...
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Bringing Science Back Home: Science Education Doctoral Candidate Tiffany Hamm Works to Expand Access in STEM Fields

Tiffany Hamm, a fourth-year science education doctoral student, formerly taught earth science in her hometown of Bronx, NY. She chose Syracuse University School of Education to pursue a Ph.D. because...
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“Belonging in Education:” Sarah Gentile G’03, G’22 Looks to Improve Experiences for All Students

Sarah Gentile G’03, G’22 describes herself as passionate about equity, inclusion, dignity, and belonging in education. Already Director of Fine Arts for the West Genesee Central School District in Camillus,...
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Aligning One’s Passion: SOE’s Higher Education Administration Degree Supports Shane Nelson’s G’19 Mission-Driven Work

Shane D. Nelson G’19 says while attending Syracuse University he redefined his personal mission, in large part because the School of Education’s higher education M.S. program is so focused on...
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SGM Craig Collins G’20, G’22 Applies IDDE Methods at Ft. Bliss’s Storied Sergeant Major’s Academy

After 28 years of decorated military service—including cavalry and artillery assignments in Germany, Bosnia, and Iraq—Sergeant Major Craig Collins G’20, G’22 has begun to mull his next career move. In...
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