SOE in the News

Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making an impact outside of the School of Education. Interested in speaking to our of our faculty experts or engaged students for your publication? Contact us!

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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Theoharis on virtual learning this fall, segregation in Syracuse Schools

George Theoharis, professor in the department of teaching and leadership, recently spoke to local media on the past, present, and future of local K-12 schools. Remote and hybrid learning was implemented in spring 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and remains in place for many K-12 students. However, hybrid classrooms should be much less...
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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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Beth Myers and Elisa Dekaney

Elisa Dekaney, Beth Myers to receive Meredith Teaching Honors

Elisa Dekaney, professor of music education, will be named a 2020-2023 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, and Beth Myers, assistant professor of inclusive education, will receive a 2021-2022 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for Early Performance. The Meredith Professor awards will be given as part of the One University Awards ceremony...
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John mannion speaks with three inclusiveu students and prof beth myers in the huntington hall commons

New York State Restores Pre-Pandemic Funding Levels for InclusiveU

InclusiveU, a program that helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend Syracuse University, will receive $100,000 in the 2021-2022 New York State budget. Earlier this month, State Senator John Mannion visited the School of Education’s Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI), which houses the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education and InclusiveU, and congratulated them on...
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Evan Davis stands against the ivy covered wall of Hendricks Chapel

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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Doctoral student, alumni honored for dissertations on diverse student experiences

Three School of Education doctoral students and alumni were recently honored for their dissertation research and writing. Phillandra Smith, a doctoral student in special education, was awarded second place in the 2021 Holmes Program Dissertation Funding Competition in the. She received $1,250 to support her continuing her dissertation work, entitled “W(h)ite Out: An Analysis of...
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Christine Ashby

Faculty talk with Jabbedu podcast, The Newshouse

Joanna Masingila, dean and professor, and Christy Ashby, associate professor, spoke to The NewHouse’s Wheelchair Quarterback Joey Pagano for “Analyzing SU’s Universal Design for Learning technique.” Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is a framework for designing flexible instructional materials that allow for multiple methods of representing information, assessing student learning, and engaging and motivating...
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Mike Wilson, Haley Evans, and Dave Haas after the My Beautiful Stutter screening

Graduate students speak to local news about disability awareness, inclusion

Two master’s students from the School of Education were featured in local Syracuse news stories about their disability journeys and their work to create disability awareness, acceptance, and inclusion. Haley Evans, a master’s student in inclusive special education, was featured on CNYCentral’s “Stuttering Association Syracuse members ‘hopeful’ for awareness from President-elect” along with David Haas,...
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