Alum works to lift up the teaching of Native American history and culture

Aug 22 2019

Alison Martin (MEd ’19), a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s curriculum and instruction program, is participating in a prestigious teacher-in-residence program this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). 

Podcast: Supporting high-achieving minority students in the college “match” process

Jul 29 2019

Far too often, high-achieving underrepresented students graduate from high school and end up attending colleges that don’t offer learning opportunities commensurate with their academic profiles and potential.

This phenomenon, known as “undermatch,” results in more high-achieving minority students attending institutions with lower completion rates and can reduce these underrepresented students’ opportunities to realize their dreams and close persistent wealth gaps between different populations. 

Alumnus helps lead the way on intensive intervention

Aug 1 2019

Deciding on a career path is no easy task. When Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds (MEd '04) was young, she thought she wanted to be a teacher, then a pediatrician, and then an educational psychologist. However, one thing remained constant: her passion for helping children.

Alum works to forward community-driven teacher education

Jul 18 2019

Jesslyn Hollar quickly realized she didn’t have the knowledge for her new job. She transitioned from public school teacher to director of the Alternative Pathways to Teaching program at Central Washington University, but she lacked an understanding of the politicized history of schools of education.

So she commuted two hours over a mountain pass to attend the University of Washington College of Education’s doctorate program.

Graduation ceremonies highlight Class of 2019's role in advancing educational justice

Jun 12 2019

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 11, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2019’s power to advance educational justice.

Alumni introduce young learners to sustainability at Seattle's Perkins School

Jun 13 2019

“Kids are born scientists. From the very first breath we take as a baby, we’re trying to explore the world with our five senses.”

Zoë Dash (MEd ‘11), the science and technology teacher at The Perkins School, is guided by the philosophy that there’s always more to learn. One of a handful of University of Washington College of Education alumni at the independent school in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood, Dash teaches her students, from kindergarten through fifth grade, to celebrate their exploratory sense of learning.

IslandWood alum returns to lead graduate program

May 29 2019

Looking out her window, Déana Scipio (PhD ‘15) can see fourth through sixth graders playing in the grass. When she visits the garden, kids are learning about plants and planting things ー though they won’t get to see them sprout. It’s part of the stewardship work they do, planting for other kids to harvest later in the year.

But it’s the experiences of the graduate students, those teaching the children, which are even more exciting to her.