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.

Chris Ackerley
Diana Ackerley
Ted Ackerley
Danielle Ackerley
James Banks
Cherry Banks
Howard Behar
Stephan Blanford
Debbi Brainerd
Jon Bridge
Tim Burgess
Anthony Byrd
Stacey Runstad Campbell
Tammy Campbell
Dwane Chappelle
Kim Ackerley Cleworth
Julie Davis
Mark Dederer
Dee Dickinson
Trish Millines Dziko
Susan Enfield
Staci Foster
Carver Gayton
Jodi Green
Mary Kollar
Janet Levinger
Nate Miles
Kimberly Lasher Mitchell
Martha Moseley
Lynn Pigott Mowe
Don Nielsen
Colin Nguyen
Susan Potts
Telca Porras
Srilakshmi Remala
Jonathan Roberts
Judy Runstad
Keisha Scarlett
Alyssa Sunderland
Bill Sunderland
Mark Torrance
Sherrelle Walker
Calvin Watts
Daniel Zavala



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Professor Ed Taylor comments on the launch of the Center for High School Success, which will promote educator training and support, policies that support student learning and data-guided school improvement in Washington state.

While they’re often overlooked in education policy debates, Professor Meredith Honig discusses the critical roles district central office staff can play in improving schools and ensuring student success. 

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The Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington is a central location for partnerships, program development and collaborative research with educational settings that sustain Native, Black, Latinx, and Asian and Pacific Islander young people across Seattle, urban and rural Washington, nationally, and globally. Learn more at The University of Washington College of Education, one of the nation's top 15 education schools, strives to transform inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies by engaging in dynamic, collaborative partnerships, practices and research.

This video tells the story of how Neighborhood House, a youth-serving organization, supported two distinct NSF-funded projects coming together to form an innovative, locally-based STEAM curriculum for undergraduate and middle school students. The first project is STUDIO, a non-traditional mentorship program bringing together STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington and youth living in a historically marginalized neighborhood in the Pacific Northwest. The second project is Mobile City Science, a digital, participatory mapping curriculum supporting youth to imagine and advocate for community changes through spatial data. As the nexus of relations between youth, university undergraduates, graduate students and the larger community, Neighborhood House hosted an opportunity for middle school and undergraduate students to collaboratively code and teach others about the assets of the area as well as a neighborhood vision. The result was a non-hierarchical educational setting in which middle school students shared their community and technological expertise and undergraduate students considered the potential of STEM for affecting local change.