Student Services

At the Curry School, we have made a strategic decision to combine into one office the functions of Admissions and Student Services. The dual function of this office gives Curry a unique opportunity to work with you from the moment you find Curry all the way to the moment of your graduation. In Admissions and Student Services, our goal is to support you as you embark on the application process and continue to be a resource for you during your student experience here. Please feel free to email us [curry-admissions@virginia.edu] at any time with questions.

You can find us at 102 Ruffner Hall. Our office is open 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We look forward to getting to know you during our time together.

Catherine Brighton
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
In her current role, Catherine counsels enrolled and prospective students interested in undergraduate (BSEd, BAMT) and graduate (professional development, certificate, M.Ed, MT, EdS) programs and serves as an advisor to Education Council. Catherine is located in the Curry Admissions Office in Ruffner Hall where she oversees admissions and serves as the licensure official for the University. Catherine also coordinates special events such as orientation, Family Weekend, and Curry’s diploma ceremony.

Cheryl Gittens
Director, Undergraduate Recruitment and Student Support Services
Director, Day in the Life Tutoring and Mentoring Program
Cheryl is responsible for providing support services for Teacher Education students, to include meeting with prospective students and their families, advising/recruiting in the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools at UVa, resolving issues that arise during enrollment, coordinating experiential education programs, and processing student applications for initial licensure. As director of Day in the Life, she works collaboratively with Curry faculty, administrators, and the University community to develop programs, policies and services that meet the needs of prospective and enrolled students.  Her responsibilities include coordinating recruitment initiatives; orientation; student services; and service learning opportunities.

Hilary Kerner
Director, Education Career Services
The education career services at the Curry School are available to any full-time student enrolled full-time in Curry School degree programs.  Her services include walk-in advising, student resume assistance, on-Grounds interviewing, the Educator's Expo and many resources for job-seekers.

Administrative Staff Members:
Sheilah Sprouse, Enrolled Students
Phyllis Palmore, Admissions
Kristine Sojka, Admissions, Transfer Credit and Licensure

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