Joseph L. Cipp (M.Ed. ’72) was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his decorated career as football coach for Bellport High School in Brookhaven, on Long Island. He also received the National Football Foundation Honor Award in 2007. Mr. Cipp retired as head coach in 2011.
Annie P. Wimbish (M.Ed. ’84 Elementary Ed; Ed.S. ’91 Admin & Supv) spoke at Averett University’s spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She is a senior associate with the Schlechty Center, a nonprofit dedicated to building student engagement as a means of improving education. Ms. Wimbish has been a professional educator for more than 30 years. She has worked as a teacher and a principal, and she was the first female superintendent of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, school district.
Jacquelyn Perry (M.Ed. ’83 Couns Ed) received the General Colin L. Powell Service Award at the inaugural Our Community Salutes of Central Virginia award ceremony in April 2016. The award recognizes a high school educator for providing guidance to students exploring options for serving in the armed forces. Ms. Perry is a guidance counselor at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville.
Frances “Francy” Magee (M.Ed. ’95 Couns Ed) has been appointed assistant provost and dean of students at Clark University. She previously worked as dean for campus life at the New York Institute of Technology for 10 years and in a number of positions in student affairs at Columbia University.
Christen Pendleton (M.Ed. ’07 Couns Ed) has opened a private practice offering individual and group psychotherapy in New York City. The practice specializes in treating college students and young adults. She also is a staff psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an instructor at Columbia University Medical Center.
Richard J. Aubry, Jr. (M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’74 Elem Ed)
It’s Not Just Black or White,
a book about baseball and civil rights in Farmville, Virginia.
Richard Aubry, Ed.D., played for the Farmville All Stars for three years in the 1970s. During that time, Richard celebrated a twenty-two-game winning streak, and was named pitcher of the year in 1976. He remains close friends with the other players.
Richard has multiple degrees from the University of Virginia. In addition to being a college professor, he has also worked as a school teacher, principal, director of instruction, and assistant superintendent. He now lives in Florida with his wife.
Coauthor Warren (Ricky) Brown was co-captain of the Farmville All Stars when Richard joined. A native of Farmville, he was the first African American to work for the Farmville Police Department who had been trained at the Police Training Center. His biggest accomplishment is persevering when the public schools closed in his community. He became a success without his father living at home.
Lissa Power-deFur (B.A. ’75, M.Ed. ’76, Ph.D. ’82 Speech Path & Aud)
Common Core State Standards and the Speech-Language Pathologist: Standards-Based Intervention for Special Populations
by Lissa A. Power-deFur,
2016 (Plural Pub.) www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_ccsssp.htm
Michelle Devereaux (Ph.D. ’10 English Ed) is an assistant professor of English and English education at Kennesaw State University. Her first book, Teaching About Dialect Variations and Language in the Secondary English Classroom: Power, Prestige and Prejudice (Routledge, 2014) received the 2016 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education from the Conference on English Education of the National Council for Teachers of English. The Award was established in 1988 in honor of the late Richard Meade, professor in the Curry School of Education, for his contributions to research in the teaching of composition and in teacher preparation.
John Harms (M.Ed, ’71, Ed.S. ’77 Couns Ed) has been retired since 1999. “I am now living at Patriots Colony, a Continuing Care Retirement Community for Military Officers. This after living 30 years in Hawaii. Still counseling a few high school student who are grandchildren of residents, primarily using the online SVIB. The School of Education has changed significantly from, I believe, the three buildings we were using on the Main Grounds in 1971 and ’77. Dr. Paul Walters was our mentor and adviser to the numerous US Marines that attended the Ed Graduate programs then.
John Harms's Curry Memory
“Dr. Paul Walters and UVA will always be as one in my mindset of Curry. I was in Vietnam, had applied to UVA under the Marine Corps Advanced Degree Program, but heard nothing from them. For some strange reason I had my Graduate School catalog with me. Remembered the name Paul Walters and sent him a letter requesting status. Within three weeks had all my acceptance paperwork and a letter of apology from Dr. Walter.
“One of the most interesting events was my Mental Test and Measurement Course. The US had started bombing Cambodia and some students ask the professor if they could take their current grades and protest against this Government activity. He stated yes and they waltzed out of class. Well, we two Marine’s in the class explained this to Dr. Walter and stated we wanted to take our current grade and show support for this activity. Dr. Walter said go ahead. We did, the professor had no option but to let us go, and he became somewhat of a laughing stock of the Ed faculty.”
Mary Crovo (M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’81 Education) will retire at the end of December 2016. Mary is Deputy Executive Director of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). (more…)
Tracy C. Missett (Ph.D. ’12 Ed Psych-Gifted Ed) along with Amy Azano (Ph.D. ’09 English Ed) and Professor Carolyn Callahan developed a curriculum unit that has won the 2016 Curriculum Award from the National Association for Gifted Children Curriculum Network. The award recognizes exemplary curriculum units for heterogeneous classrooms and gifted education programs that can be shared with other educators as models. Their winning unit is “Aristotle’s Rhetoric: Learning the Art of Persuasion.” They will receive their award during the 2016 NAGC convention in Orlando, Fla.
Christine Marie Quilpa (M.Ed. ’16 Couns Ed) says she is ecstatic for many great new beginnings! She is in her first year as a school counselor at Beverley Manor Middle School in Augusta County and recently moved to Waynesboro, Va. In addition, she became engaged to Robbie Turner. A wedding is planned for spring 2017. cmq5t4.wixsite.com/christinemariequilpa
Christine Marie Quilpa's Curry Memory
“I really enjoyed taking mindful strolls to class by the pond adjacent to Curry and greeting the resident ducks each day!”
Sara B. Kajder (Ph.D. ’05 English Ed) received the Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Georgia College of Education. Earlier this year, she received the inaugural Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies from the National Center for 21st Century Literacies.
Ann B. McCollum (M.Ed. ’93 Couns Ed) after 20 years as an outdoor educator and educator in independent schools, started a consulting business focusing on risk management for off-campus and experiential education programs for schools and youth development programs like summer camps. “My Curry School degree in counseling enabled me to add ‘mental health first aid’ to risk management trainings and assessments, which typically only include environmental and medical considerations. In May I graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and am thrilled to have joined Matthews Fox, PC, a small firm in Santa Fe, NM, with a focus on charter school and education law.”
Barbara-Ann Adcock (B.S. ’88 Elem Ed) is among 213 educators across the nation named by President Barack Obama on August 22 as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.””
“When anyone receives an award like this, it is not all of their own doing. I have been very fortunate to have received my beginning education in teaching from UVA’s Curry School of Education where I learned that creating a student based, inquiry-based classroom is best for my students. Throughout my career I worked to do that. (more…)
Mary Meinhardt (M.Ed. ’16 Couns Ed) “I am the proud, new school counselor at Wakelon Elementary School in Zebulon, North Carolina!”
Mary Meinhardt's Curry Memory
“I will always be grateful for the constant support poured out by my professors. I would not have been able to make it through those two years without their encouragement!”
Kathleen Brophy (M.Ed. ’16 Couns Ed) is starting her first year as an (international) school counselor in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. “I am working at a college prep school for Chinese students as a middle school counselor (grades 7 & 8). Thus far, the experience has been fantastic, as I could not have imagined a more excitingly different and challenging work environment. I learn something everyday, whether it be from my peers or students. I am enjoying the challenge of working with and advocating for English language learners. Every day I am able to practice Chinese with my students, as they practice their English and share their culture with me. I am excited to implement what I learned from my amazing professors at UVA here in China.”
Kathleen Brophy's Curry Memory
“All of my incredible counselor educators at UVA! I am so thankful for them.”
Dana Levitt (M.Ed. ’95, Ph.D. ’01 Couns Ed) was promoted to professor in the Counseling and Educational Leadership Department at Montclair State University.
Dana Heller Levitt co-authored the book, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling, with Tyler Kimbel (2017, Oxford University Press).
Winifred Wegmann (M.Ed. ’77 Couns Ed) “After using my M.Ed. in Counseling in a variety of settings in higher education and law firm administration in Charlottesville, Washington, DC, New York City and Albuquerque, I moved back to Charlottesville in the mid 90s when my husband accepted a position at the University. I involved myself in a number of local volunteer organizations, which led me in a roundabout way to working in a specialty store. Once our kids were out of college I decided to open my own shop — Pour la Maison, on Ivy Road not far from the University. I sell tabletop and other gifts for the home sourcing from France and Italy whenever possible. I call it my “fun” career and am so happy to be doing it.” www.pourlamaisoncville.com
Winifred Wegmann's Curry Memory
“We had some interesting experiential group exercises in one of our required courses. As a result one of my best friends to this day is a classmate who came to my defense, so to speak.”