Chip Prehn(Ph.D. ’05 Soc Fdns) is headmaster of Trinity School of Midland in West Texas. The school raised $17.1 million in 19 months for a state-of-the-art new Upper School Building, a new Commons, and fine arts instructional space. The science labs and humanities area will be the most advanced instructional and problem-based learning facilities in all of West Texas.
Chip Prehn's Curry Memory
“Listening to Jennings Wagner and waxing eloquent about American History, and WATCHING Eric Bredo’s face as he reflected on something you said that was unexpected.”
The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals
by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo, and Alisa Simeral
The Principal Influence can help your efforts in developing your own leadership capacities or supporting the development of a group of principals, assistant principals, or aspiring principals. www.ascd.org
Laurie Koehler(M.Ed. ’95 Soc Fdns) was promoted to Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Retention at the George Washington University in January 2016. “In this role, I oversee areas including undergraduate admission, financial aid, the registrar’s office, graduate enrollment and fellowships, summer and non-degree, and retention. Originally, I joined the GW team as Senior Associate Provost for Enrollment Management in July 2013 after serving in admission and enrollment leadership roles at Bryn Mawr College, Miami University, Cornell University, and the University of Virginia.”
Laurie Koehler's Curry Memory
“Digging deep into challenging conversations about diversity with Charlene Green, Allen Saunders, Kate Foreman, Bob Covert, and Paul Gorski.”
Sharon Shaffer(Ph.D. ’04 Soc Fdns)As a leader in museum-based education and pedagogy for young children, my work takes me around the world. I am currently an independent consultant with projects in traditional museums such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and also travel to countries just beginning to think about young children and museums. Currently, I have a three-year appointment as a senior advisor to the Beijing Normal University in China, working with the Children’s Museum Research Center in developing children’s museums and early childhood programs in China.
Sharon Shaffer's Curry Memory
“My connection to Curry is two-fold, as a graduate student and also as an adjunct professor. Most memorable experiences are with the amazing students from my classes, enthusiastic about learning. It is incredibly exciting to hear from students long after class to learn the impact of their experience and how they’re making a difference in the lives of others. At the same time, I never cease to enjoy the bond with colleagues within the program.”
Julia Thompson(M.Ed. ’87 Soc Fdns) since retiring from teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, three years ago, I have been teaching English full time at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Va. My husband and I are in the process of buying a home in Crozet, west of Charlottesville, and once we are ensconced there in a year or two, I hope to return to Siberia in summers to teach and to work in some orphanages. I am almost finished with my 16-chapter novel Red Skies Over Oak Ridge and will begin marketing it soon—a novel which began with a sudden idea flashing into my brain, with the remainder of the plot emerging similarly a couple years later.
Erin Anderson(M.Ed. ’04 Soc Fdns; Ph.D. ’15 Admin & Supv) after returning to Curry to complete my doctorate in May 2015 in Administration and Supervision and working as postdoctoral research associate for the University Council for Educational Administration, I will now begin a position as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Denver.
Robert F. Jackson, Jr.(B.S. ’70)completed a five volume series based upon the marriage of a young, female, Navajo refugee from the Long Walk of the Navajo People in 1864 and a young Virginian (and Confederate veteran). They are the focal point for the stories of others as well. In volume four, the series travels back to the Shenandoah Valley and to the woman’s Navajo homeland in Arizona, as each takes their spouse home with them for a visit. In volume five most of the story is set in the Philippine Islands (in 1902) during the American conquest there. (more…)sunnyoftheoldsouthwest.weebly.com/novels.html
Christina Morell(M.Ed. ’94 Ed Research & Meth; Ph.D. ’98 Higher Ed) has been appointed as Associate Provost and Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies (IAS), effective August 8, 2016. She will lead IAS in institutional data efforts that will help shape planning, policy formation, and decision-making in support of University goals. Christina presently serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. In her current role, she manages strategic and financial planning, assessment, policy and human resources.
John P. Broome(Ph.D. ’11 Soc Studies Ed) was recognized with the University of Mary Washington’s Graduate Faculty Award. He is an assistant professor in the College of Education. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years.
Charles R. Heaton(Ph.D. ’10 Admin & Supv) is celebrating one year as principal at McKinley TK-8 School in Pasadena, Calif. He was recruited to turn the school around after years of declining enrollment, low morale, and overdue construction projects. Now McKinley is being recognized as a Demonstration and Lab site for the district and is being recognized for its excellence. Heaton was featured on his anniversary as the Spotlight Principal in PUSD Today:
“As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an educator, said McKinley Principal Charles Heaton, Ph.D. “When my sister wanted me to play school with her, I was the principal even at eight years old.”
Heaton credits his grandfather and mother for teaching him to approach school differently than his young peers and to develop his leadership skills. With their guidance, he made the connection between something he enjoyed and something he did well.
Today, Heaton’s leadership style is described as visionary. As Principal of McKinley School, he acknowledges that the last year was one of tremendous growth for everyone. The leadership team conducted a full review of McKinley’s protocols and procedures in order to ensure a safe school environment. Heaton noted the team’s ongoing commitment to student’s success and safety continues to be a high priority. Read the full article.
was named the Virginia Association of School Superintendents 2017 Superintendent of the Year. He is superintendent of Goochland County Schools.
The selection is made by the leaders of seven Virginia education organizations and the State Supt. of Public Instruction. This award comes as Lane prepares to leave Goochland Schools to become superintendent in Chesterfield County, where his career in administration began as an assistant principal in 2005.
Wade Whitehead(M.Ed. ’09 Admin & Supv) is one of five teachers named to the 2016 Class of the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He will be honored at a White House Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. Whitehead is a fifth-grade teacher at Crystal Spring Elementary School in Roanoke, Va. A 22-year veteran of the classroom, he was named teacher of the year by Roanoke City Schools in 2000. He has also been honored with the McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence and by the Milken Family Foundation’s national education awards.
The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) is a non-profit organization that honors exceptional school teachers. It was founded in 1989 in Emporia, Kansas, by Emporia State University, the ESU Alumni Association, the City of Emporia, Emporia Public Schools, and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. The NTHF has a museum on Emporia State’s campus that honors the teachers inducted and has a teacher resource center.
Elizabeth S. Hasseltine(B.S. Ed. ’15, current M.Ed. student, Speech Path & Aud) and the following colleagues from our Speech Pathology & Audiology program published a paper based on their study abroad research entitled “Predicting Stuttering Severity Ratings by Timing and Tallying Dysfluencies Using Praat Software” in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, Vol . 43, pp. 106–114, Spring 2016:
Shannon F. Black (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Tayler M. Corcoran (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Danika L. DiPalma (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Susan E. Dixon (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Anne T. Gooch (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Lauren M. Hurlburt (B.S.Ed. ’13, current M.Ed. student)
Ashton B. Murray (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Kathryn B. Potts (B.S.Ed. ’15)
Anna C. Schnizler (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Caitlin Secrist (B.S.Ed. ’15)
Roma Marisa Shickel (B.S.Ed. ’14, current M.Ed. student)
Filip Loncke, Professor, University of Virginia
and Paul Corthals, Professor, University College Ghent, Belgium
David Gesualdi(M.Ed. ’08 Kines) is a National Finalist (top 10) for the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. This prize sponsored by The New Teacher Project shines a spotlight on great teachers across the country. It awards $25,000 and a seat in a one-of-a-kind summer residency to four winners. Here’s what they said about David:
“You might not always associate health and physical education with challenging academics. But in David Gesualdi’s classroom, students engage in challenging texts, connected assignments, and self-directed instruction, all with the aim of understanding and attaining physical wellbeing and healthy habits to last a lifetime. It’s clear that David has had a major influence on his students’ lives—for the last three years of his (thus far) nine-year career, he has achieved a rating of highly effective by DCPS.” tntp.org/blog/post/who-are-the-fishman-prize-finalists
David Gesualdi's Curry Memory
“I wanted to thank [Dr. Martin Block and Dr. Luke Kelly] for my experience at U.Va back in 2008. I look back on those memories fondly, and I strongly believe that your modeling and demeanor has rubbed off on me, as there has never been a physical and health educator to reach the top 100, let alone the top 10 nationally. This experience has been very humbling and rewarding, and I attribute my teaching success to the strong educational and inclusion-foundation approach that I received at U.Va. Thank you again, and kudos to the Curry School– From my knowledge, this is the first time that a Curry Grad and an APE grad has made it to the national finals as well!!!
Emily Handy(M.Ed. ’14 SAPHE)and Scott Latham (M.P.P. ’13, Ph.D. ’16 Ed Pol Studies) got engaged on April 8, 2016, on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. They will be moving to Palo Alto, Calif., this summer, where Emily will begin her role at Stanford University as Manager of Student and Young Alumni Outreach. Scott will also be taking a role at Stanford University through postdoctoral work in Stanford’s Center for Education Research.
Gene C. Crume, Jr.(Ph.D. ‘00 Higher Ed) served as the closing plenary speaker at the Thirteenth Annual Institute For Emotional Intelligence, sponsored by the Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute. Crume’s presentation was “Emotional Intelligence as a Catalyst for Visionary Leadership: Exploring a New Vision.” The conference was held on April 21-22 in Corpus Christi, Tex.