Brigitte Tennis '82 named to National Teacher Hall of Fame
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.
UW Danforth graduate wins Principal of the Year award
Apr 2 2015
Highland Middle School Principal Anissa Bereano, a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, has been named 2015 Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year.
When Libia Gil immigrated to the United States as a teenager, she could speak some English but struggled with a limited vocabulary, weak grammar skills and no knowledge of common cultural references. Now, she’s helping make sure more than 4.4 million English language learners in the nation’s public schools receive high-quality instruction.
Teachers take center stage at Feb. 25 storytellers event
Feb 19 2015
Why teach? Educators today are under more pressure than ever before. Standards are changing, schools are growing, and the pay isn’t getting any better. Even so, talented and passionate individuals are still pursuing the profession, and veteran educators continue their work despite all the challenges.
The University of Washington College of Education, Seattle Times and 88.5 KPLU will present a teacher storytelling event on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 220 on the UW campus.