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
Mark Dederer
Dee Dickinson
Trish Millines Dziko
Susan Enfield
Staci Foster
Carver Gayton
Jodi Green
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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Three UW College of Education students have been named in this year's cohort of the...

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 5 among the nation’s best public education schools — and No. 13 among education schools...

Recent Press

Four University of Washington faculty members are among the leaders in academia, business, philanthropy, the humanities and the arts elected as 2021 fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

The UW fellows include James A. Banks, professor emeritus of education. Honored for his work in education, Banks is the founding director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice – originally the Center for Multicultural Education – in the UW College of Education. He holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus and retired from the UW in 2019, after 50 years.

Since 1964, the University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education has provided innovative special education and early learning, improving the lives of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders and other disabilities.

But the building that’s home to this work, tucked behind the UW Medicine Surgery Pavilion along the Montlake Cut, is antiquated, overcrowded and badly in need of a comprehensive overhaul. Now, thanks to a generous $30 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation, the UW will renovate the existing facility to continue to provide leading-edge services.

“The work at the Haring Center has changed the way we understand early childhood education, and, thanks to the Sunderland Foundation’s tremendous gift, we now can chart a path forward for another 50 years of community support and more cutting-edge research outcomes,” said Mia Tuan, dean of the College of Education.

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.