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Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99: Sunshine in Syracuse

Proud of her Bahamian heritage, Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99 has long puzzled over why Bahamian culture has been overlooked in the United States. Four years ago Coakley-Thompson, now an instructional systems designer for the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, started a publishing house, Duho Books, which describes itself as celebrating the vibrant culture, history and...
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GRE No Longer Required For Teaching Master’s Programs

The School of Education is pleased to announce that GRE (graduate record examination) and other standardized graduate admissions exams are now optional for all of our graduate programs. Minimum scores on these exams were previously required for admission to teacher preparation master’s degrees based on state laws passed in 2013. Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation...
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Families arrive from the metro-NYC area in 2019

Project Transition: Stronger Together

Recognizing the significance of the first-year experience, Project Transition intentionally involves the whole family in the college experience to increase retention, open communications channels and build a stronger connection to campus. Research shows that there is a higher success rate for students who are historically under-represented in college if their families are engaged. Project Transition...
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Donna DeSiato G’04 Named NYS Superintendent of the Year

Donna DeSiato, superintendent of East Syracuse Minoa (ESM) Central School District, has been named 2021-22 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School Superintendents. She will be recognized, along with NYS Principal of the Year Eva Williams G’00, on the field during the Syracuse Orange football game vs....
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Leela George, center, working with educational leadership doctoral students

Educational Equity: The Heart of 21st Century School Leadership

SOE’s educational leadership programs promote institutional and educational equity. Issues of access and opportunity are central to equity-focused educational leadership, which are also central to inclusive systems and philosophy. “Equity in education means full inclusion and educational excellence for every child, not just welcoming every child but ensuring opportunity to learn based on what each...
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Sharon Jacquet (center) with family at the dedication of the Sharon Haines Jacquet Education Commons in May 2013

Sharon Jacquet ’72: Philanthropy That Recognizes the Value of Education and Educators

Sharon Jacquet graduated from Syracuse University in 1972 with a degree in elementary education but decided against becoming a teacher. “I felt it was an awesome responsibility and I was too immature to be responsible for those young minds,” Jacquet recalls, with just a hint of irony. Today, Jacquet bears the responsibility of being a...
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Maria Armas '22 with fellow Kappa Delta Pi members at initiation in Fall 2019

Professional Organizations Bring Leadership and Mentorship Opportunities to SOE Students

School of Education students are encouraged to participate in professional organizations which can help them further engage in scholarship, make connections with colleagues and mentors and explore opportunities for career development. Meet two students who have served in leadership roles for their organizations’ local chapters: Maria Armas ’22, Kappa Delta Pi Fundraising Chair (2020-2021) The...
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Undergraduate Research Grants Open New Opportunities for Students

Ashanti Hunter and Michelle Ho, inclusive early childhood and special education seniors in the School of Education, are engaged in research with Professor George Theoharis on the pipeline to educational leadership positions for women of color for building and school administrators and district administrators, respectively. They were among the spring 2021 recipients of undergraduate research...
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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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Jeff Mangram and Don McPherson as football teammates at Syracuse

Tolley Award Recipient Don McPherson ‘87 is Dedicated to Flipping the Script on Masculinity and Relationships

Don McPherson ’87 was honored with the 2021 William Pearson Tolley Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education, particularly around issues of the student experience, identity and gender violence. His most recent platform for his work, ASPIRE, aims to create a “community of caring” leaders and learners throughout a social ecosystem that includes...
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