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.

Joanne McNergney
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and Student Affairs
Joanne came to Curry in 1989. In her current role, she 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. McNergney is located in the Curry Admissions Office in Bavaro Hall where she oversees admissions and serves as the licensure official for the University. McNergney also coordinates special events such as orientation, Family Weekend, and Curry’s diploma ceremony.

Cheryl Gittens
Director of Student Support Services and Advising
Cheryl esponsible 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. In this role, Cheryl will participate in the planning for proposed four-year undergraduate programs and developing services to meet the needs prospective and enrolled students.

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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