Teaching & Leadership News

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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 IT technician turned linguist—who both now teach in Upstate New York schools. A narrow answer to the question might reference giving and receiving orders as...
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Math Education Major Lindsay Sheridan ’22 Makes Her Mark

The 2022 Make Your Mark campaign is the School of Education community’s time to rise for the next generation. The generosity of SOE donors is making a world of difference for promising students, and one of those is Lindsay Sheridan ’22, a mathematics and mathematics education major from Merrick, Long Island, NY. We caught up...
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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 utilizes an outdoor learning approach called Forest School. Last fall, they and Hunter visited the park biweekly and spent one day a week in the...
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SCSD, SU School of Education to Explore Social Justice Through Math at May 7 Event

What do food justice and Interstate 81 in Syracuse have to do with math? Explore this and other local social justice questions at a unique and interactive experience—featuring music, food, spoken word, and art—that will bring together Syracuse Central School District (SCSD) and Syracuse University students, teachers, coaches, researchers, and other education stakeholders. “A Sense...
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Music Education Major Ronald Ditchek ’23 Named 2022-2023 Remembrance Scholar

Ronald Ditchek, a junior music education major in the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Education, is among 35 students named 2022-2023 Remembrance Scholars by the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. The scholarships, now in their 33rd year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were...
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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, and M.S. in Arts Education from Syracuse University School of Education.  Condon-Shih also has served as Chair of the Cleveland Institute of Art Foundation Department...
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School of Education Community Members Honored at 2022 One University Awards

Syracuse University School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni were well-represented at the 2022 One University Awards held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel, with alumnus Jaime Alicea G’88 awarded the University’s top recognition. This annual event honors members of the University community who are making a difference in the world through academics, scholarship,...
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Professor Wendy K. Moy to Conduct NE Premiere of “Amendment”

On April 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College, the Syracuse University Vocal Ensemble—conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Education Wendy K. Moy—will present the northeast premiere of “Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs” by Melissa Dunphy. The premiere is part of the Spring Choral Concert: Crouse Chorale and Setnor Sonority. The...
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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 she wanted to do more in the field. Making science accessible is key, she says, both in her pursuit of a doctorate and for the...
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