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.

Fri
Jan
31
Christopher Anderson, who earned his secondary teaching certifications in biology and broad field natural sciences from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 2012, was named to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s 2013 cohort of Teaching Fellows. The KSTF Teaching Fellowships address the recruitment, training and retention of exceptional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher candidates, with the aim of improving STEM education in the nation by building a stable, sustainable corps of STEM teacher leaders.
Tue
Jan
28
Columnist Doug Moe writes that this year, “Szudy, 64, is teaching a first-grade girl whose dad and aunt were also his students in Room 115” of Crestwood Elementary. “My original plan was (to teach for) 10 years,” Szudy tells Moe. “Then I would move onto something else.” Writes Moe: “But the kids captured his heart, and that was that.”
Mon
Jan
27
Anand R. Marri, who was named Vice President and Head of Economic Education for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2003.
Tue
Jan
07
UW-Madison alumna Kathy Hiteman was named a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reports that Cathy Fernan of Milton, Wis., and Hiteman are among 102 kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers nationwide who were notified of the 2012 Presidential Teaching award in mid-December.
Mon
Dec
16
On December 9, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) hosted a discussion about Teach for America (TFA) with Beth Sondel and Kerry Kretchmar, both recent Ph.D. graduates of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison. Sondel and Kretchmar are former TFA core members who have since become critical of the organization’s role in promoting market-based educational reform.
Wed
Dec
04
Leong is serving as the Secondary Science Education Coordinator at Wheaton, and credits UW-Madison's Master of Science for Professional Educators program with helping her land her position.
Fri
Nov
22
The Beloit Daily News notes how the Wisconsin Health & Physical Education Association recognized Mazten at its annual Convention in Waukesha earlier this fall when she was presented with the Promising Professional Award. Matzen is a Wauwatosa, Wis., native who earned an undergraduate degree from the Department of Kinesiology’s Physical Education Teacher Education program. She also earned a minor in health education and a certificate in adaptive physical education. She started at Beloit Memorial High School in the November 2010.
Thu
Nov
21
The article notes how Lukas, who earned a master’s degree from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1960, won the Preakness Stakes horse race this past spring at the age of 77. Lukas-trained horses have won the Kentucky Derby four times, the Preakness six times and the Belmont Stakes four times, giving him, 14 victories in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series.
Thu
Nov
21
The interview focused on how Velliquette brought together a collection of artists for his current show, “The joy of the task was its own reward,” which is being hosted at Lovey Town, an independently run exhibition space.
Thu
Nov
21
The Daily Herald article centers on the fact that there is a new exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau that is putting the spotlight on the 40-year career of Huchthausen, who got his start in central Wisconsin and has gone on to have a lasting impact on American glass art.
Wed
Nov
20
The free public talk on Friday, Nov. 22, is titled, “Mexican ‘Retornados’ and Families in Mexico: The Impact of the Migration Experience.” The event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room 206 of Ingraham Hall. Pérez Padilla earned her master’s degree from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2003.
Fri
Nov
15
A unique arts integration curriculum model being used in a Janesville elementary school by UW-Madison alumna Leah Hellenbrand is featured in a recent video posted to the WKOW website. This curriculum model for K-12 schools was developed by UW-Madison Dance Department Faculty Associate Karen McShane-Hellenbrand, who is Leah’s mother.
Mon
Nov
11
The work of glass artist and UW-Madison alumnus David Huchthausen is being featured in a 40-year Retrospective Exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis., Nov. 16 through Jan. 19. He is an internationally recognized artist with an extensive international exhibition record who received an Associate of Arts and a BS from UW-Madison. He retains close ties to the university as a member of the Art Department’s Board of Visitors.
Mon
Nov
04
Villanueva earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2012. He is one of four winners in the category for emerging artists, which comes with a $5,000 prize, according to the post.
Sat
Oct
19
Richard J. Telfer holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from UW-Madison's School of Education. Kevin Reilly, the second longest-serving leader in the UW System’s history, announced on July 30 that he will leave to advise the American Council on Education (ACE) and return to teaching. Telfer’s interim appointment will begin on Jan. 1.
Thu
Oct
17
Kilfoy tells the Cardinal that most of the work she has accomplished in her life has included two things: art and kids. In 2003 she founded the Williamson Street Art Center, which mainly offers art classes and camps for kids, in addition to providing adult classes.
Mon
Oct
14
The article is headlined, “Paul Baker Prindle aims to transform UNR's art scene on campus and beyond,” and talks about his role as the new director of Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Sun
Oct
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education hosted about 250 of its alumni and friends on Saturday, Oct. 12, at its annual Homecoming Tailgate Celebration at Union South. People connected with old friends, checked out the new digs inside Union South and partied with the UW Marching Band prior to heading over to Camp Randall Stadium for an afternoon of fall football fun as the Badgers took on Northwestern.
Tue
Oct
08
The athletic department posted a wonderful article about the James Patterson, the best-selling mystery and children’s book author, and Susan Solie Patterson, the former two-time All-American swimmer at UW-Madison who is an alum of the School of Education.
Sat
Sep
21
UW-Madison alumna Rae Schaper, along with her husband Dean, are featured in a recent Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal article that highlights the couple’s literary curriculum that’s now garnering national attention.
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