Ambassadors help the College of Education deepen its impact through thought-partnership, outreach and advocacy. Driving positive change in the field of education requires collective action. Ambassadors increase their understanding of the prevailing issues impacting education and learn about College research, partnerships and outcomes. In turn, they communicate their discoveries within spheres of influence.

Mike Bezos
Jackie Bezos
Stephan Blanford
Jon Bridge
Tim Burgess
Dwane Chappelle
Lisa Chick
Ben Danielson
Mark Dederer
Ivan Duran
Carver Gayton
Jodi Green
Trevor Greene
Janet Levinger
Nate Miles
Lynn Pigott Mowe
Colin Nguyen
Erin Okuno
Telca Porras
Srilakshmi Remala
Keisha Scarlett
Alyssa Sunderland
Sherrelle Walker (Board Chair)
Korynne Wright
Eden Xenakis
Daniel Zavala

Honorary Board members were previous Ambassador Board members who made significant contributors, through their time, energy, resources and advocacy to support the College of Education's vision and mission to transforms inequitable systems of education. Thanks in part to Chris and Diana AckerleyCherry and Jim BanksKim and Peter Cleworth, Kimberley Mitchell, Don Nielsen, Judy Rundstad, Bill Sunderland and Mark Torrance the College of Education was able to raise more awareness and funding for critical educational matters.


Latest Features

For years, Washington state has been a national leader in addressing the climate crisis, especially through climate science education. In 2018, the state launched the most ambitious statewide...

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for high-quality digital instructional materials has increased dramatically for K-12 educators. To address this need, the University of Washington College of...

Recent Press

Anne Beitlers, associate teaching professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum and director of STEP, and Amy Ko, professor at the Information School and adjunct professor at the Allen School are featured in an article by 425 Business titled “How a Big Donation is Making a Difference for One Local Computer Science Program.” The article highlights the $400,000 Google donation to the Secondary Teacher Education Program Computer Science (CS) Program and how that financial support will be used not only for growth but also to subsidize the tuition of teacher candidates who historically have been in CS’ margins — People of Color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and/or those living with disabilities.

The Sisterhood Initiative (SI) is highlighted in an article by The Seattle Times titled “UW’s Sisterhood Initiative aims to build community for women of color,” with Rashida Love, director of the SI, and Lauren Cataldo, student success coordinator for the SI being featured, along with several SI students. The article highlights what the Sisterhood Initiative program is, how it supports women of color on UW’s campus and what the future of the SI looks like. The article also provides insights from current SI students about their first year in the program.


Featured Videos

In Seattle Public Schools, strengthening support for first-year teachers is an essential element of diversifying its workforce, with research assistance from the University of Washington College of Education. First-year teacher Halle Mahlik and her mentor Lana Sumner, along with Professor Min Sun, discuss the school district's Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program and the importance of supporting teachers of color who are entering the profession.

Washington's ClimeTime initiative is an ambitious statewide effort to boost teaching about climate, with University of Washington learning scientists playing a key role. Learn how educators are engaging students in evidence-based critical analysis as they learn about the impacts of climate change in this virtual reality video narrated by Philip Bell, Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences and executive director of the UW's Institute for Science + Mathematics Education.