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June 2015

Poetry series explores inspirations behind works

June 2, 2015
A weeklong poetry series in June not only puts University of Georgia graduate students on stage, but also allows them to share it with several established, published poets.

Innovative classroom projects spark creativity

June 2, 2015
By Tarek Grantham with Margaret Hines and Brittany Anderson Thanks to a University of Georgia First Year Odyssey service-learning seminar course and an undergraduate service-learning course in educational psychology, faculty members and graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education are collaborating with teachers and students at a local elementary school. The results are not only supporting teachers and the school at large, but also giving students new tools to create c

UGA educational psychology professor takes on Singapore

June 5, 2015
George Engelhard, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, recently conducted a five-day workshop in Singapore, titled "Measurement, evaluation, and assessment: The role of assessment in improving educational processes."

Professor honored for his mentoring work

June 8, 2015
Deryl Bailey, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, was given the "Liberty Bell" award last month by Athens-area lawyers and judges of the Western Circuit Bar Association.

College of Education students—and Dean Kennedy—inducted into honor society

June 8, 2015
The most recent class of Phi Kappa Phi honor society inductees at the University of Georgia includes 23 College of Education students, along with an honorary induction of the College's dean.

UGA graduate gains a new perspective on life

June 9, 2015
What started out as a fun bonding experience at a children's soccer camp would eventually lead two friends down a bumpy road towards health and recovery.

A Peabodys-inspired evening at ABC studios

June 11, 2015
College of Education alumni had a chance to hobnob in New York City in advance of the Peabody Awards with a reception at ABC studios.

Professor emeritus gets France's highest honor for WWII service

June 11, 2015
A decorated former professor of the UGA College of Education was recently honored with the Legion of Honor, France's highest citizen honor, during a ceremony in Atlanta.

UGA-school district partnership praised by national organization

June 11, 2015
The Professional Development School District, a partnership between UGA College of Education and the Clarke County School District, was cited as "exemplary" by judges selecting regional winners of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

New issue of JoLLE continues to push boundaries

June 12, 2015
Sure, there are academic articles in the latest issue of JoLLE. But you'll also find podcasts, book reviews from students and teachers, and poetry and arts tied to current events.

Thomas named principal at Athens elementary

June 15, 2015
Alumni news: Marsha Thomas (BSEd '88) will be the next principal at Stroud Elementary School in Athens.

Melissa Varley named superintendent in New Jersey

June 15, 2015
Alumni news: Melissa Varley (EdD '01) was recently named the superintendent of the Florham Park School district in New Jersey.

Meeler named principal in Conyers

June 15, 2015
Alumni news: Hillary Meeler (BSEd '02) has been named the new principal of Honey Creek Elementary School starting this fall.

Alumnus pens regular newspaper column

June 15, 2015
Alumni news: Tom Poland (MEd '75) is a featured columnist for the Edgefield Daily in Edgefield, South Carolina.

O'Connor quoted in Parade magazine

June 16, 2015
The most recent issue of Parade magazine features kinesiology professor Pat O'Connor's advice in a story on ways baby boomers can boost their energy.

Smagorinsky's columns featured in AJC

June 16, 2015
Smagorinsky's op-ed columns featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Alumna helps grow sustainability

June 16, 2015
The work of Debbie Mitchell, agriscience teacher at Clarke Middle School in Athens, was included as part of a column in the Washington Post online about sustainability efforts at the school.

Trekking through New Zealand's countryside

June 18, 2015
This experience has been everything that I could imagine and more. Every morning that I wake up and watch the New Zealand sunrise I'm amazed by the simple fact that I'm here.

New camp for underserved kids also serves research goal

June 23, 2015
We often hear about one-shot outreach programs designed to give students an opportunity to give back to the community, but this summer, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)—an educational research and development center in the College of Education—is taking "outreach" to a whole new level. For two weeks, 17 children from Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School in Athens participated in creative problem solving activities and explored the Athens community through the Fu

Alumna gets latest UGA degree while teaching overseas

June 23, 2015
Living in Germany didn't stop Emily Heath LaFon from getting her MEd in educational psychology.

Petersen finalist for Aiken superintendent

June 25, 2015
Mark Petersen (EdS '88, EdE '96) is one of four finalists for superintendent for Aiken County Public Schools in South Carolina, reports the Aiken Standard. The school board plans to interview candidates on June 27 and announce the finalist at a special called meeting June 30. Petersen is currently superintendent of the Greenwood 52 School District in the town of Ninety Six, South Carolina, outside of Greenwood, South Carolina. He has also served as superintendent of McDuffie County Schools and

Life's ups and downs add to teacher's perspective

June 25, 2015
Juggling homework, lesson plans, and volunteer work sets Ana Martinez up for her career

Classroom storytellers

June 26, 2015
Educators gather to share ideas and explore their own writing at annual Red Clay institute

The value of an education

June 26, 2015
Graduate's family uprooted lives and careers for schooling in America

Survey: More new graduates hired by Georgia schools

June 26, 2015
Among graduates in 2014 with a teacher-preparation degree, 62 percent, or 325 graduates, were hired by a Georgia city or county school district