Sae Yong Lee, PhD, ATC (Ph.D. ’09 Kines) is a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, where he serves as chair of the Department of Physical Education and also directs the masters program in Sports Rehabilitation. Dr. Lee recently earned international distinction, as Yonsei University’s Institute of Sports Science and Exercise Medicine was awarded one of the International Olympic Committee’s Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health. Only 9 such centers were awarded across the globe. www.olympic.org/news/nine-centres-worldwide-recognised-as-ioc-research-centres-for-prevention-of-injury-and-protection-of-athlete-health/241459
Araminta Sorrell (Ph.D. ’00 Spec Ed) was named a 2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Council for Learning Disabilities — an organization dedicated to improving the educational experience of special needs students — during its Oct. 1-2 conference in Las Vegas. The award reflects the 2014-15 school year, her first as a public school teacher. “She is a true leader,” wrote Dr. Theresa Garfield Dorel, Texas CLD president, in announcing Sorrell’s selection. “Although this (was) Dr. Sorrell’s initial year in SAISD, we found her extensive background and passion for working with students who are historically underserved to be inspirational.” Sorrell was one of three winners chosen from nominees representing the 18 states where the council is active. CLD’s focus for the year was on urban education.
Sorrell teaches 9th-grade world geography, 10th-grade world history, 11th-grade U.S. history since 1877 and 12th-grade government/economics at Sam Houston High School. Prior to teaching, she most recently worked as an intervention specialist for Communities In Schools of San Antonio and served 13 years as a Johns Hopkins University teacher coach, from which she retired in 2013. (Announcement courtesy of the San Antonio Independent School District Insider newsletter)
Adele Horwitz (M.Ed. ’08 Couns Ed) is in her fifth year as the school counselor at the British International School of Boston, a small independent school serving students 18 months-18 years. She enjoys living in Boston with her husband, 2-year-old son Jamie, and too many pets. Adele welcomes questions from Counselor Ed students on working in the Independent Schools sector.
Laura Wheat (Ph.D. ’11 Couns Ed) is an assistant professor in the Counselor Education program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She directs the Grief Outreach Initiative, sending UTK graduate and undergraduate students into Knox County Schools to provide mentorship and support to grieving K-12 students.
Lance Percy (Ed.D. ’78 Couns Ed) teaches at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. “The little time spent in semi-retirement did not suit me as I have always been a teacher, so decided to work as a professor at Valencia teaching a course for all new incoming freshmen. It is designed as a preview look for them into their next two or four year college experience, focusing on their Academic Plan, their Career Plan, and their Financial Plan, as well as the various resources available to them. It is a far cry from teaching Counseling courses, but in lieu of any opportunity to do so, this course has provided for me a challenge.” quixote-associates.net
Lance Percy's Curry Memory
“Have so many. My three years there provided me with some of the most endearing memories and opportunities to learn. My time with Russ Grieger, Bob Pate, Joe Tavormina, and Ken LaFleur gave me so much learning, and I am forever grateful. Now, at 72 years, I am enjoying a relaxed and easy finishing to my teaching career over the next few years.”
Brian Plautz (M.Ed. ’98 Couns Ed) was selected Counselor of the Month for the state of Colorado in November 2014, upon being nominated by a teacher and his students. “The Counselor of the Month award program is a partnership between the Colorado Council and the Colorado Department of Higher Education and seeks to identify and recognize high achieving Colorado high school counselors. Each month the nominations are compiled and sent to the Counselor of the Month committee for tallying.” (http://www.coloradocouncil.org/counselor-of-the-year)
Brian Plautz's Curry Memory
“Wandering the long trails around the Lawn, road tripping to Mardi Gras, and jamming with Curry friends way past socially acceptable hours.”
Seth Hayden (Ph.D. ’11 Couns Ed)
Group Career Counseling: Practices and Principles (2nd ed.)
by K. Richard Pyle, Ph.D., and Seth C. W. Hayden, Ph.D.,
National Career Development Association (2015).
Seth Hayden (Ph.D. ’11 Couns Ed) is an assistant professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “I have been focusing my work on the career and personal counseling of military service members and their families, the connection between career and mental health concerns, and the process of counseling supervision. I strongly value the balance between academic and clinical work my role offers and being able to contribute in some small way to the body of knowledge related to the practice of counseling. I am tremendously grateful for all that my experience at U.Va. has done to prepare me for my professional work. www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/product/31/_PARENT/layout_products/false
Seth Hayden's Curry Memory
“Some of my fondest memories are of the times spent with my doctoral cohort members (i.e., Laura, Mary, and Tom). Being able to share the experience of significant personal and professional growth with such insightful and smart people contributed greatly to my development during my time at U.Va.
In addition, interacting with supportive faculty members from the counselor education program as well as other disciplines, such as clinical and school psychology, offered access to a wealth of experience and knowledge that still benefits me to this day. Although significantly challenging at times, I will always value my experience in the Curry School and the Sheila Johnson Center for Human Services and believe it is an exceptional learning environment.”
John Zweig (Ed.D. ’75 Couns Ed) taught at Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) from 1975 to 1986 as associate professor of psychology. He began full time solo private practice in 1982. “My wife Robyn is office manager and receptionist. We have four children and five grandchildren. I have fond memories of the Curry School, especially faculty and fellow grad students.
Richard Yates (M.Ed. ’75 Couns Ed) retired after 34 years as a counselor at Colonial Heights High School in Virginia. He was elected to the Colonial Heights School Board in 2010 and currently serves as its chairman.
Richard Yates's Curry Memory
“Best memories are the close relationship I had with my fellow students in the program. We were very supportive of one another.”
Marcus Carter (M.Ed. ’04 Couns Ed) has been a school counselor for Fluvanna Co. Public Schools in Virginia since 1999. “I am also a varsity football coach, athletic director at our middle school, and school testing coordinator. I have been married for 19 years, and we have a son who is 13. Through the ups and downs, I love my school system.”
Marcus Carter's Curry Memory
“The day I received word that I was graduating. I was a part-time student; therefore, it took me longer to complete my degree.”
Janna Scarborough (Ph.D. ’02 Couns Ed) is the chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at East Tennessee State University. “We have a BS in Human Services and an MA in Counseling with 4 CACREP-accredited concentrations: Clinical Mental Health, Couples and Family Counseling, College Counseling/Student Affairs, and School Counseling.” www.etsu.edu/coe/chs
Janna Scarborough's Curry Memory
“Fantastic memories of working with Counselor Education professors and students during my Ph.D. program in Counselor Education. I especially enjoyed tossing around ideas with my advisor, Dr. Jack Culbreth.”
David Black (M.Ed. ’67 Couns Ed) is retired from teaching and also the pulpit. “Now I spend my time officiating weddings and writing. I have two books of poetry out, a third coming, and a collection of essays/spiritual musings on the way.”
One of David’s books is The Clown in the Tent.
Julia Lapan (M.Ed. 02 Couns Ed) is back in Charlottesville, working as director for the Center for Engineering Career Development at U.Va.’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. “My husband Sam and I welcomed a baby girl back in June, and we are enjoying being new parents. I hope to connect with my fellow Curry classmates who have remained in the Cville area, as well as any who have moved away and would like to come visit!”
Angela Henneberger (Ph.D. ’12 Ed Psych: ADS) completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Prevention and Methodology Training program at Penn State. She now works at the University of Maryland conducting education research to inform state level policy. www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/faculty-bios/angela-henneberger/
Jennifer Horne (M.T. ’08 English Ed) wonders what would happen if schools stopped tracking students by academic level. “What if teaching this way is a viable solution when we are faced with an achievement gap; a stratification that looks like segregation?” asked Horne, who teaches English at Charlottesville High School. “I’m teaching de-tracked, unleveled English in order to kill [leveled classes].” Horne pitched her ideas at TEDx Charlottesville open mic night in September. Read more in Cville Tomorrow.