Alum works to elevate parents' role in school

Ellie Canter
Aug 25 2015

At too many schools across the country, parents are left out of the learning equation. Ellie Canter (MEd ’12) is working to change this oversight as director of programs at Turning the Page, a non-profit that is empowering parents in Washington, D.C. to become active and effective participants in their children’s education.

Canter supervises AmeriCorps VISTA members and three partnership coordinators to strengthen relationships between teachers and families.

Puyallup superintendent, alumnus honored for leadership

Elementary classroom
Aug 21 2015

Timothy Yeomans (EdD '09), superintendent of Puyallup School District and a strong advocate for aspiring school and district-level leaders in Washington state, has received the University Council Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award.

Honor Roll August 2015

Parker appointed to Center for Ethics and Education

Teachers co-build their technology toolboxes

Education Design Lab 2015
Aug 4 2015

A flood of new technologies can change how people learn, live and work nearly overnight. For educators like Elzena McVicar, who teaches elementary English language learners in Seattle Public Schools, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

"I know that I’m expected to teach 21st century skills to my students, but I only have four computers in my classroom, so I had a big problem of practice," McVicar said.

Inspirational teachers heralded by President

Erin Flynn
Jul 9 2015

Encouraging students to ask questions, to conduct thoughtful experiments and even to get a bit messy in the lab are among the many joys Erin Flynn and Gretel von Bargen experience in their biology classes.

Alumni recognized as Washington education leaders

Alumni leaders
Jul 7 2015

Five alumni of the University of Washington College of Education were honored among the state's most effective educational leaders during the summer conference of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) and Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).

State-level awards were presented to:

Honor Roll July 2015

Summit on art/science youth programs held in Dublin

Graduate selected as STEM teaching leader

Kristin Weakly
Jul 6 2015

Kristin Weakly (MIT '15) will join a select group of the nation's most promising young teachers in the 2015 cohort of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation's fellows program.

Weakly, who will begin her first year of teaching this fall after graduating from the University of Washington College of Education, joins a group of 34 high school mathematics and science teachers beginning their careers as KSTF Teaching Fellows.

Graduates prepare to shape the world

Graduation 2015
Jun 18 2015

More than 400 future teachers, researchers and leaders in education participated in the University of Washington College of Education's graduation ceremonies on June 13.

Dalya Perez, who received her master's degree in Social and Cultural Foundations spoke on behalf of the College's graduating students and told her story of growing up on the UW campus before pursuing her studies at the College. 

Brigitte Tennis '82 named to National Teacher Hall of Fame

Brigitte Tennis
Apr 16 2015

Brigitte Tennis, a teacher at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond and 1982 graduate of the University of Washington College of Education, will be one of five educators in the United States to be inducted in the National Teacher Hall of Fame for 2015.

Tennis is the first Washington state teacher in more than two decades to receive the honor. The opportunity will allow her to meet President Obama and offer advice to his administration on education policy.