Closing the gap between communities and schools

Lorena Guillen
Aug 14 2015

From an early age, Lorena Guillen felt a call to change the status quo of schooling. The Los Angeles native heard stories from family members who were scolded by their teachers and administrators for speaking Spanish in school.

Despite that treatment, her mother instilled the importance of education, and Guillen would go on to teach in a Los Angeles high school. Problems at the under-resourced school soon surfaced however.

Coming full circle

Dalya Perez
Jul 15 2015

Dalya Perez grew up on the University of Washington campus, playing with the ducks in Drumheller Fountain and running through the cherry blossom lanes. Yet it was hard to picture herself as a future UW student during those childhood years.

Her parents came to the United States as immigrants, and UW was a place of opportunity — her father worked as an officer with the campus police department while her uncle worked as a custodian.

Graduates prepare to shape the world

Graduation 2015
Jun 18 2015

More than 400 future teachers, researchers and leaders in education participated in the University of Washington College of Education's graduation ceremonies on June 13.

Dalya Perez, who received her master's degree in Social and Cultural Foundations spoke on behalf of the College's graduating students and told her story of growing up on the UW campus before pursuing her studies at the College. 

Graduate student wins UW Excellence in Teaching Award

Kate Napolitan
Jun 1 2015

Kate Napolitan, a doctoral student in special education, has been recognized as one of two recipients of the University of Washington's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Exploring kindness across the globe

Dawn Tuason
May 22 2015

In just a few months, Dawn Tuason will embark on a globe-spanning odyssey to cap her journey as a University of Washington student.

Graduation features first online Early Childhood graduates, remarks by Regent Rice

Constance Rice
May 19 2015

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate the first graduates of its online Early Childhood and Family Studies program during commencement ceremonies on June 13.