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Graduate receives national fellowship for science teaching

Aug 5 2014

Recent University of Washington College of Education graduate Taylor Williams is one of only 32 teachers in the nation selected to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation's 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows.

Williams, who earned his teaching certification from UW in 2013, joins some of the nation's most talented, early-career science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers as a KTSF Teaching Fellow.

Alum named Seattle Public Schools superintendent

Dec 10 2014

Dr. Larry Nyland, a distinguished local educator who earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership from University of Washington's College of Education, has been selected to lead Seattle Public Schools on a permanent basis after serving as interim superintendent since August. The Seattle School Board approved the move during its Dec. 10 meeting.

Class of 2014 ready to make a difference

Jun 27 2014

The College of Education celebrated its newest cohort of teachers and educational leaders during graduation ceremonies held June 16 outside of Miller Hall. More than 300 members of the Class of 2014 participated in ceremonies and heard from student speaker Maurice Dolberry, an Ed.D student specializing in multicultural education, and alumnus speaker Dr. Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.  Watch their remarks below.

College eNews Archives

2017

Keisha Scarlett Named Washington State 2014 Middle Level Principal of the Year

A leading voice on K-12 education for more than 40 years, the Association of Washington School Principals is the state’s preeminent professional association for principals, assistant principals and principal interns. Our mission is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students.
Mar 17 2014

UW College of Education alum and South Shore PK-8 School Principal Keisha Scarlett was named this year’s Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year by a panel of principals representing the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals, a component of the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). She was one of nine nominees from across the state.

Promoting Post-Secondary Opportunities: College of Ed Alum Instrumental in Pathway to Promise

Puyallup School District
Nov 4 2013

Formal Partnership with University of Washington Tacoma Allows Qualifying Puyallup School District Graduates to Directly Matriculate

Creating Consequential Kids

Drego Little:Creating Consequential Kids
Oct 7 2013

By Matt Wastradowski, Viewpoints Magazine

Roughly a decade ago, first-year literature and writing teacher Drego Little, education alum ’05, was in the middle of a lesson about fairy tales when a middle-school student piped up. “These stories are sexist,” Little remembers the young girl saying. He was taken aback but nevertheless listened to her rationale.

Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield

 A United States Army explosive ordnance disposal robot pulls the wire of a suspected improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Sep 19 2013

By Doree Armstrong, UW News and Information

Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don’t want to risk a soldier’s life to disable an explosive? Let a robot do it.

Two Seattle Principals, Both UW Alumni, Receive $50,000 Cash Grant Awards for Their Schools

Two Seattle Principals, Both UW Alumni, Receive $50,000 Cash Grant Awards for Their Schools
Jul 22 2013

Andrew Drape was in the eighth grade at Aki Kurose Middle School when Mia Williams became his principal.

“Mia said this was her dream job and that she had begged the school district to send her there,” Andrew’s mother Chrissie Drape recalled. “At that moment, I said to myself, this is going to be good.”

After finishing eighth grade at Aki Kurose in Seattle’s South End, Andrew went on to Franklin High School, where he is a senior, ready to graduate. Under the leadership and stability of long-time principal Jennifer Wiley, Franklin has thrived.