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May 2017

Alumni spotlight: Cabell Sweeney

May 1, 2017
If I didn't try, I'd always regret not trying

Math Hall and Ball provides math enrichment, acceleration

May 1, 2017
Origins of Math Hall and Ball Math Hall and Ball was conceptualized by Tarek Grantham, professor in the department of educational psychology, when he worked as a middle school teacher and mentor program sponsor. His concern about the under-representation of African American students in advanced programs, particularly males in advanced foreign language and math classes, inspired him to create a Study Hall and Ball activity as part of the Kappa League mentoring program he directed. A primary

Alumni spotlight: Brig. Gen. Maureen LeBoeuf

May 1, 2017
Picking up a pamphlet can change your life

Action research: Examining mentor teacher needs

May 1, 2017
As principal of Judia Jackson Harris Elementary, I began the process of exploring the needs of our mentor teachers as part of my doctoral research.

A tireless advocate

May 1, 2017
Whether it's writing education policy or working to make products safer, Inez Tenenbaum serves for the good of the children.

Alumni spotlight: Cheri Leavy

May 1, 2017
I like to build people up

Alumni spotlight: Geraldine Clarke

May 1, 2017
What I've learned is not to enable but to empower

Annual conference for professional development schools includes 35 local educators

May 1, 2017
The 2017 National Association for Professional Development Schools conference took place March 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Watching mathematics education go global

May 1, 2017
Retired faculty spotlight: Fifty years ago, the landscape of mathematics education was undergoing a transformation. And professor Jeremy Kilpatrick was there to help make it happen.

The never-ending story

May 1, 2017
Whether it's through his day job or a weekend hobby, Logan Smalley surrounds himself with tales that spark learning and inspiration.

Office of School Engagement student spotlight: Melissa Baker

May 1, 2017
Melissa Baker, the 2016-17 Office of School Engagement graduate assistant, will graduate from the UGA College of Education this May with a Ph.D. in middle grades education.

Alumni spotlight: Maxine Burton

May 1, 2017
You have to look at the opportunities, and that's what I did

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Daniel Schoon

May 1, 2017
Daniel Schoon is graduating with a dual degree in mathematics and mathematics education.

'PDS work is always changing' says school administrator

May 1, 2017
Meet Mark Tavernier, associate superintendent for instructional services and school performance.

Letter of recommendation: Working alongside friends and family

May 1, 2017
Former doctoral student Elizabeth Hathaway shares one of her memories from the Ramsey Center.

Lessons in the landscape

May 1, 2017
Leo Twiggs' paintings tell stories about injustice throughout the South and around the world.

'I paint happy' says Bob Hart

May 1, 2017
Retired faculty spotlight: Former faculty member always had a love of art.

'I always tried to focus on problems, not things' says Tom Reeves

May 1, 2017
Retired faculty spotlight: Former faculty member continues to pursue passions for educational access

Graduate profile: Meeting teachers where they are

May 1, 2017
Travels abroad have taught Sarah Marie Catalana that sometimes the best way to help teachers is arriving with an open mind.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Kelsey Brown

May 1, 2017
Kelsey Brown is graduating with a dual degree in communication sciences and disorders and theater.

Study identifies 'key practices' that advance PDS work

May 1, 2017
One important insight that emerged from the study, according to Hall, is that the UGA and CCSD partnership is composed of sub-partnerships.

Professor's summer residency will help improve literacy in Mexico

May 2, 2017
Misha Cahnmann-Taylor will use art, poetry and theater to engage community members in Guanajuato, Mexico in literacy education this summer.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Heather Higuera

May 2, 2017
Heather Higuera is graduating with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education.

College of Education faculty and alumni honored at 2017 AERA meeting

May 2, 2017
Several alumni and faculty members were recently recognized by the American Educational Research Association for their significant contributions to the field of education.

Graduate profile: 'This country has offered us so much'

May 3, 2017
Experiences as a newcomer to the United States help connect this future TESOL teacher to her students.

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

May 4, 2017
Doctoral student Ashley Nylin enhances student teacher learning and community partnerships.

Russell Yeany, dean emeritus of the College of Education, 1941-2017

May 8, 2017
Russell Yeany, professor emeritus and former dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, died May 5 from kidney complications. He was 76.

Robotics lessons developed at UGA find global audience

May 9, 2017
Tanzania students benefit from a partnership that connects researchers at the UGA College of Education, faculty and students at Handong University in South Korea and professionals with the socially conscious company E3Empower.

Faculty member recognized for contributions to gifted education

May 12, 2017
Meg Easom Hines, a lecturer in the department of educational psychology specializing in gifted and creative education, recently received the Mary Frasier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

Graduate student wins Boren Fellowship, plans study in Haiti

May 17, 2017
Heading into her fourth year of a five-year doctoral program in counseling psychology, Elizabeth Louis recently learned she is the winner of the prestigious Boren Fellowship.

Second annual Camp DIVE expands opportunities for students, teachers

May 22, 2017
About 80 Clarke County children will spend a month immersed in history, reading and STEM projects—among others—as the second year of Camp DIVE launches June 5.

Students in study abroad program meet town's mayor

May 23, 2017
Mayor Gian Carlo Muzzarelli met with 23 College of Education students and professor Beth Tolley while they are taking part in the annual study-abroad trip to Modena, Italy.

New grant uses abstraction as a guiding principle for learning

May 31, 2017
Science education assistant professor Daniel Capps receives $449,849 NSF grant to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models.