Beyond the Rhetoric: Orange Holmes Scholars Host Fall 2022 Panel

Syracuse University School of Education Orange Holmes Scholars held their fall 2022 panel on Dec. 1, 2022, via Zoom.

School of Education doctoral students and Holmes Scholars Ana Borja Armas, ParKer Bryant, and Cassandra Guzman—along with Professor Courtney Mauldin—hosted “Beyond the Rhetoric: Revolutionize the Future of Education and Educator Preparation,” which focused on the larger conversation of reimagining educator preparation in the context of the re-design of the School of Education.

The all alumni panel included Professor Meg Gardner G’17, G’19: Senior Lecturer and Director of Teacher Education Programs, Colgate University; Nicole Heath G’10: Vice Principal, Lincoln Middle School, Syracuse City School District; Tara Jennings G’15, Assistant Superintendent, Syracuse City School District; and Professor Jeffery Mangram ’88, G’89, G’06, School of Education.

This panel builds off of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 75th annual meeting focus on revolutionizing the future of education with commitments to remembering the past, in order to revolutionize and innovate a more radically just future.

In line with current School of Education initiatives—such as those to better engage and partner with the surrounding community of Syracuse, local schools, and the education community at large—this panel speaks to current discourse on educator preparation, retention, and the practical realities of redesigning education in ways that reflect a commitment to an antiracist inclusive education.

Orange Holmes Scholars are first- or second- year doctoral students interested in teacher, leader or counselor education. An AACTE initiative, the Holmes Scholars Program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education.