UW-Madison School of Education - Alumni News

School of Education Alumni News

We like to both share what our alumni are up to and share information that may be of interest to our alumni. Please use our online form to send in your news for posting here, in our other alumni publications, and on our "For Alumni" website.

Thu
Jun
06
School of Education alum Navarro to receive 2013 N4A Research Award
Kristina M. Navarro, who earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 2012, has won the 2013 National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics Research Award. She will receive her award at the 2013 N4A National Convention to be held June 6-9 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wed
Jun
05
School of Ed alums help produce ‘Sugar Day’
The video "Sugar Day," which was produced by UW-Madison elementary education graduates Kyle Walsh (2012) and Marc Kornblatt (2001), features children, teachers and others at Sugar Creek Elementary School, in Verona, Wis., singing, dancing and role playing to celebrate positive behavior.
Fri
May
31
UW-Madison alum wins prestigious national printmaking competition
Douglas Bosley, who earned an MFA from UW-Madison’s Art Department in 2012, received a $15,000 prize earlier this month for winning a prestigious national printmaking competition sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters.
Thu
May
30
UW alum named to special education administrative team in Minnesota district
Jessica Hoida, a UW-Madison alum who earned a master’s degree in special education from the School of Education in 1997, was named the elementary schools coordinator for Minnesota's District 196 Special Education Department.
Tue
May
07
Superintendent Evers reminds all: ‘Teachers make a difference’
In honor of the May 5-11 observance of National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, State Superintendent Tony Evers issued an editorial reminding us of the importance of teachers. The commentary penned by Evers, who earned a Ph.D. in educational administration from UW-Madison in 1986, is titled: “Teaching: A noble calling.”
Mon
Apr
29
Alumna Reed earns UW-Milwaukee School of Education Teaching Award
Latish Reed, an alumna of UW-Madison, has been selected to receive the 2013 School of Education Teaching Award from UW-Milwaukee.
Fri
Apr
26
Alumna Curry lands $2 million grant for Project CELLS
Curry earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2000.
Tue
Apr
23
UW-Madison to award Chihuly honorary doctor of fine arts degree
Dale Chihuly is considered by some to be the leading artist working in the glass medium today, with his work having been displayed worldwide in hundreds of exhibitions and collections. Chihuly will be awarded his honorary doctor of fine arts degree on Friday, May 17. Many locally will recognize his work “Mendota Wall,” which can be viewed at the Kohl Center.
Tue
Apr
23
Benedict College unveils center named in honor of UW alum Kimpson
Dr. Milton Kimpson is an alum of UW-Madison, having earned a master’s degree from the School of Education in 1963.
Sat
Apr
06
Paper co-authored by Chan, former student nets top honors at conference
The lead author of the paper -- titled “Predictive Ability of Pender’s Health Promotion Model for Physical Activity and Exercise in People with Spinal Cord Injuries: A Hierarchical Regression Analysis” -- is former UW-Madison Ph.D. student John Keegan.
Thu
Mar
21
On Wisconsin Magazine highlights Enright’s exploration of forgiveness
And as an added bonus, the report also highlights research on the topic of dignity by alumna Donna Hicks.
Tue
Mar
19
UW School of Education alum Alexander is sole finalist for top post at LSU
Alexander, the current president of California State University at Long Beach, is the sole finalist for the LSU post, that university's search committee announced on Monday. He holds a Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also is an affiliate with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Mon
Mar
18
School of Education alums net Wisconsin Principal of Year honors
The four Wisconsin 2013 Principals of the Year were unveiled on Monday by Wisconsin State Superintendant Tony Evers and Jim Lynch, the executive director for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators -- and all have ties to the School of Education.
Tue
Mar
12
UW-Madison arts alum Leroux curator of exhibit at SUNY-Potsdam
Joseph Leroux is the curator of an exhibit at the State University of New York-Potsdam which is showcasing contemporary works titled, "Unconventional Narrative: The Triumph of the Witch.”
Thu
Mar
07
School of Education alum Toney featured as ‘TopNotch Teacher’
Toney, who has been with the Madison Metropolitan School District for 32 years according to the report, currently teaches at Frank Allis Elementary School.
Mon
Mar
04
UW-Madison alums serving on new Wisconsin Teachers of the Year Council
The council, which features 19 individuals who were named Teachers of the Year since 2007, is designed to provide input on emerging issues in education to the state superintendent and the Department of Public Instruction.
Wed
Feb
27
District led by UW-Madison alum nominated for national Green Ribbon award
The Fort Atkinson School District, which was nominated for an award, is led by superintendent James Fitzpatrick, who earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1999.
Thu
Feb
07
UW-Madison alumna set for research flight aboard NASA observatory
Connie Gartner -- who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and is the Director of Instruction at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf -- is being given the unique opportunity to take part in a research flight aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison graduate Jetty lands key position with UW System
Following a national search, the University of Wisconsin System announced that Ronald A. Jetty is the system’s new Academic Planner and Director of PK-16 Initiatives.
Thu
Jan
31
UW-Madison graduate earns Golden Apple award in Sun Prairie
Shelly Smith, who teaches fifth grade at Eastside Elementary School, is a 1986 graduate of UW-Madison’s School of Education.
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