AERA Highlight: Race and ability talk in early childhood

Early educator with student
Apr 13 2018

Conversations about ability and race in early childhood can make a significant impact on their views later in life, yet early educators often aren't prepared to facilitate these conversations.

Positioning students as knowledge builders

Mar 15 2018

As a high school student in South Korea, University of Washington College of Education PhD student Soo-Yean Shim was already imagining alternative approaches to make science classes engaging for all students.

Her inspiration came during a transformative experience in which she joined a genetics research team at a local university. In helping the team collect data, Shim found herself making sense of the world using resources and experimental data that she had gathered herself.

Teaching connection to one another—and the world

Kacy Lebby
Feb 15 2018

As a third-grade teacher, Kacy Lebby (MIT ‘15) is bringing the outdoors into her classroom by teaching all subjects, not just science, from an environmental perspective.

Yet growing up, Lebby never saw herself becoming a teacher. As a hands-on learner, she always felt more comfortable outdoors than in a classroom. This trait led her to become an outdoor educator, where she taught subjects such as recreation and backpacking to middle and high school students.

BECA Fellowship for Elementary Bilingual Teachers

The College of Education at the University of Washington is now offering a specialized program for those interested in becoming dual language teachers in a K-8 setting.

COE Fiscal Staff

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Aileen Angeles Fiscal Specialist 1 aangeles@uw.edu 206.221.5930

Grant Support - Miller

Serianna Bock Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

Self-Sustaining Programs, Professional Development, Doi Awards, Travel Grants

Davis HS Cheung Budget Fiscal Analyst dacheung@uw.edu 206.616.7853

State Budgets

Steve Cukier Fiscal Specialist stcukier@uw.edu 206-685-1178

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Choong H Kim Budget Fiscal Analyst chk@uw.edu 206.543.4108

Haring and EEU departmental budget support

Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Santhi Perumal Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration psanthi@uw.edu
Maile Sanders Program Operations Specialist maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Miller Finance Manager

Eric M. Duncan Sortun Budget/Fiscal Operations Supervisor esortun@uw.edu 206-616-7812

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

Creating spaces where students feel valued

Pedro Navejas Rodriguez
Jan 3 2018

Whether it’s in the classroom or after school, Pedro Navejas Rodriguez (U-ACT ‘13) is working to create spaces where all students feel valued.

That desire brought Navejas Rodriguez, a first-generation college graduate, to Grandview Middle School where he teaches 8th grade journalism and language arts, as well as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and alternative learning methods classes.

Grant to build Washington’s bilingual educator capacity

Teacher in a dual language classroom
Nov 29 2017

In the coming year, Kristin Percy Calaff will be hiring up to 20 teachers who can speak Spanish or Vietnamese to staff the growing number of dual language classrooms in Highline Public Schools.

That is, if she can find them.

Doctoral student's mission: Training the great teachers of tomorrow

Weijia Wang
Nov 2 2017

For the past decade, Weijia Wang has been on a journey to discover what makes an excellent teacher.

That journey started in China when, as a high school student, Wang heard reports that there was a large gap in teacher quality, especially in English, across the country. Wang would go on to earn her master’s in English education at Shanghai International Studies University, but despite earning excellent grades, she soon realized that she was unprepared for the rigors of real-world teaching.

Professor explores ‘The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education’

Elementary teacher candidate
Oct 31 2017

Across the United States, and indeed throughout the world, there’s passionate debate about how to best prepare teachers and ensure all students are taught by highly-qualified educators.

The power of connection

Katie Ward
Oct 27 2017

Katie Ward (MEd ‘11) believes in the power of connecting with students. For Ward and her students at Sequim High School’s Hope Academy, building trust and practicing emotional honesty is the foundation for creating deeper relationships and for giving young people who’ve struggled in traditional classrooms an opportunity to find their path through high school.

At Hope Academy, an alternative program for ninth through 11th-graders at Sequim High School, students work in a mixed-grade class for one or more periods each day. 

Details & Logistics

The U-ACT Program is an alternative route-4 teacher preparation program, which means that applicants must be employed full-time as an educator in Washington state.

COE Fiscal Staff

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Aileen Angeles Fiscal Specialist 1 aangeles@uw.edu 206.221.5930

Grant Support - Miller

Serianna Bock Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

Self-Sustaining Programs, Professional Development, Doi Awards, Travel Grants

Davis HS Cheung Budget Fiscal Analyst dacheung@uw.edu 206.616.7853

State Budgets

Steve Cukier Fiscal Specialist stcukier@uw.edu 206-685-1178

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Choong H Kim Budget Fiscal Analyst chk@uw.edu 206.543.4108

Haring and EEU departmental budget support

Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Santhi Perumal Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration psanthi@uw.edu
Maile Sanders Program Operations Specialist maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Miller Finance Manager

Eric M. Duncan Sortun Budget/Fiscal Operations Supervisor esortun@uw.edu 206-616-7812

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships