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.
Stacey Runstad Campbell
Kim Ackerley Cleworth
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Kimberly Lasher Mitchell
Lynn Pigott Mowe
Ambassador Bulletin Archives
In the following letter of remembrance from Dean Mia Tuan, collaborators of Professor Emeritus John Bransford share their reflections on his impactful contributions to the field of education and ...
Professor of Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership and director of the District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) Meredith Honig is quoted in an article in Education Week titled “Backlash, Hostility, and Safety Fears: What It’s Like to Be a Chief Equity Officer in the Anti-CRT Era.” The article discusses how a difficult job has been made even more difficult by those who have lashed out against Critical Race Theory. Meredith discusses how equity officers in school districts are generally hired to change or institute system-wide policies and practices that make sure students who have been historically disadvantaged can get the same opportunities as their more-privileged counterparts, but national backlash against equity in education swelled over the last year and these difficult and often controversial jobs have become even more polarizing.
Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics was referenced in an article by The Seattle Times titled “Husky, Inc. The UW’s biggest predicament isn’t about sports.” The article highlights the corporatization of higher education, especially their sports teams, and references Jennifer’s “Name, Image & Likeness (NIL): The Kardashianization of College Sports,” where athletes are exerting more leverage over the huge entertainment and advertising systems that fuel their games.
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.