Stories

Learn more about the Ackerley Partner School Network and its work.

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

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

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu 206-616-7853

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

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

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Alex Pace Fiscal Specialist apace@uw.edu 206-221-5930

Grant Support, CTA

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Briana SooHoo Fiscal Specialist 1, Academic Support Team soohoo93@uw.edu 206-685-7249

Academic Support Team/Fiscal Support

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

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

History and mission

The Ackerley Partner School Network was created in 2004 with a gift from the Ginger and Barry Ackerley Foundation to support the University

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

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

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu 206-616-7853

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

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

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Alex Pace Fiscal Specialist apace@uw.edu 206-221-5930

Grant Support, CTA

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Briana SooHoo Fiscal Specialist 1, Academic Support Team soohoo93@uw.edu 206-685-7249

Academic Support Team/Fiscal Support

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

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

Ackerley Partner School Network

The Ackerley Partner School Network works to advance teacher education across the University of Washington College of Education’s teacher preparation programs, with our local partners, and in the b

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

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

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu 206-616-7853

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

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

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Alex Pace Fiscal Specialist apace@uw.edu 206-221-5930

Grant Support, CTA

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Briana SooHoo Fiscal Specialist 1, Academic Support Team soohoo93@uw.edu 206-685-7249

Academic Support Team/Fiscal Support

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

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

AERA Highlight: Supporting responsiveness to student thinking

Elementary math instruction
May 4 2017

While responsiveness to student thinking—an instructional approach that empowers students’ ideas and ways of reasoning—can support deep, equitable disciplinary learning, it places extra demands on educators.

AERA Highlight: New book addresses civic engagement, diversity

High school classroom
Apr 28 2017

Across the world, educators are grappling with how to work within increasingly interconnected and diverse societies where racial and social inequities, historical animosities and citizenship status present barriers for students from marginalized groups.

Mentors show pathway to teaching

Veronica Whitley
Apr 24 2017

As a third grader, Veronica Whitley (MEd '17) didn't think of herself as "good" at school.

Needing extra support in reading and writing, Whitley's teacher, Mr. Leonard, was one of her first mentors.

"He showed me that school could be fun and also really believed in me," Whitley said.

Thanks to Mr. Leonard's mentorship, Whitley found herself transforming from a struggling student into a confident, eager learner.

Sharpening skills in real-time with instant feedback via earbuds

Earbuds for instructional coaching
Apr 11 2017

"Bug in the Ear” project allows distant learners to connect with their coaches during critical teaching and learning moments.

Kathleen Artman Meeker’s 6-year-old student had three words in his vocabulary: “No,” “eat” and an expletive that he used to maximum effect in the classroom. The outbursts disrupted the class and puzzled Meeker, who was desperately trying to help him.

What Canada can teach the U.S. about teaching quality

Teacher candidate at Franklin High School
Mar 27 2017

By many measures, the United States trails its neighbor to the north in overall performance and equity in student learning.

What can America do to catch up? The University of Washington’s Ken Zeichner, Boeing professor of teacher education, seeks to answer that question in two new books stemming from a worldwide study of policies and practices that advance teaching quality.

UW ranked No. 9 education school in nation

College of Education classroom
Mar 14 2017

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 9 among the nation's best education schools in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 14.

UW College of Education ranked No. 3 among education schools at public institutions in the U.S. in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News ratings. This is the fourth consecutive year that UW has been ranked third or higher among public institutions by U.S. News.

Report: Washington teachers less experienced, diversity gap remains wide

High school classroom
Feb 22 2017

While Washington’s teacher workforce is getting younger, closing the diversity gap in the profession has proven stubbornly resistant over the past two decades according to a new report exploring teacher retention and mobility in the state.