Alum seeks to uplift role of non-dominant languages in Seattle Public Schools
Nov 12 2019
On his early morning commute along the quiet streets of Roxhill to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Thad Williams (PhD ’18), a native of Tennessee, passes by several neighborhoods that capture the diversity which drew him to Seattle.
In a school district where there are presently 147 languages and dialects spoken, he holds a critical role in empowering the city’s linguistically diverse students.
Thompson, alumni author new papers on Professional Learning Communities
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.
Melissa Sweet Brennan ’99 named Orange County (Calif.) Teacher of the Year
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.