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Peter Mishler G’07, G’08: Encouraging Teachers to Find Opportunity in Their Challenges

With every challenge, comes opportunity. That quote — or a similar version of it — has been applied to countless situations and attributed to many people for generations. You may be inclined to dismiss it as cliché, but you’d be ignoring a simple fact: it’s true. It’s through the lens of challenge and opportunity that...
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Marcelle Haddix honored with 2021 Orange Circle Award

Marcelle Haddix, Distinguished Dean’s Professor of Literacy, Race and Justice in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, will be honored with the Orange Circle Award on September 9, 2021. Haddix facilitates many literacy programs in the Syracuse community, including the Writing Our Lives project for urban youth writers, a Black women’s literary club and a...
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Julie Padilla ’11, G’12: Helping Others Succeed During the COVID-19 Crisis

Syracuse University created Current Use Scholarships to meet the needs of students who experienced loss—both financially and in other ways—due to COVID-19. Donors make a $5,000 gift for each of five years that the University immediately uses to assist students with their scholarship and financial aid.  The success story of her father, an immigrant from South...
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SOE Highlights: New roles for Rwanda, Norris, and Gentile

School of Education alumni, students, and faculty continue to be leaders in their fields, promoting inclusive practices, mental and physical wellness, and the arts. Three members of the SOE community were recently appointed to new roles. Stella Rwanda G’19 has been named director of the Healthcare Advancement Resource Center (HARC) at Le Moyne College in...
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SOE Alumni & Graduate Highlights: Finishing the Semester Strong

Eva Williams G’00 was named the New York State Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). Williams has been principal of Van Duyn Elementary in the Syracuse City School District for the past eight years, and is a graduate of the school counseling master’s program. SAANYS selects their principal...
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School of Education 2021 End of Year Celebration

The School of Education is recognizing the many accomplishments of its students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented and ever-changing year at our annual End of Year Celebration on Friday, May 14, 2021. We are proud of our amazing community and the awards, honors, grants, scholarships, and milestones they achieved. Student Awards and Honors Abdulilah...
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One University Awards

Outstanding faculty, staff and students shine at One University Awards

The School of Education was well represented at the 2021 Syracuse University One University Awards on May 7, 2021. This daylong celebration of excellence by members of the Syracuse University community in academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service. The awards are available to watch online. Don McPherson ’87 received the William Pearson Tolley Medal...
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Curating the Bigger Picture: Evan Starling-Davis

Evan Starling-Davis, Ph.D. student in literacy education, is a narrative artist, curator and producer. More precisely, he names himself a digital-age “griot”—a term used for traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history derived from the African diaspora’s culture and history. “I want to honor my history and birthright of storytelling,”...
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The School of Education at AERA 2021

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting, held virtually April 7-12. Presentation titles, times, and direct links are listed. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website. Wednesday, April 7 Thursday, April 8 Friday, April...
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