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Ending Violence in PreK-16 Schools

Join us June 24-26 to discuss, "Ending Violence in PreK–16 Schools,” reflecting the comprehensive and collaborative approach required to address school
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Research Videos from SOE Faculty

Hosted by Senior Professorial Lecturer Dr.kecia hayes,Coffee and Conversationis a highly regardedSOEmorning eventwherefacultyshare their research via internal Zoom meeting presentations, fostering an opportunityto build community as they thoughtfully and critically engage with each other and staff about theirwork.

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A Conversation on School Violence and Safety

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Jesse Lima

Alum Gives Back to the Local Community

First grade teacher Jesse Lima, SOE/MAT ’24, is shaping the next generation of Washington learners.

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SOE Students Travel to Japan

ITEP students were among researchers and other students exposed to Japan’s society and culture.

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Maya Angelou Schools Student Learning

Teaching Those Most in Need

Dr. Clarisse Mendoza Davis, ’08, runs toward the students that everyone else could not reach.

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SOE Assistant Professor Dr. Kenjus Watson

Meet Kenjus Watson

Dr. Watson's research areas of specialization have rendered him a popular addition to SOE's faculty.

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  • Assistant ProfessorDr. Sung Ryung Lyugave a video, "African American Headstart Teachers' Approaches to Police Play in the Era of Black Lives Matter," forFaculti, an academic streaming platform. View her talk, which suggests that policymakers; curriculum designers; and early childhood educators must be more inclusive of teachers of color,.[April 24, 2024]
  • In theEducation Week"How These Teachers Build Curriculum ‘Beyond Black History,’" Acting Co-DeanDr. Rodney Hopsonabout his evaluation of a new Black studies curriculum in New York City.[April 24, 2024]
  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr.Phelton Mossan op-ed forThe Hill, "School Absenteeism Has Soared, Congress Must Act on Plans to Address the Issue," whichthe alarming rise in chronically absent public school students.[April 24, 2024]
  • SOE DeanDr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoyand Antiracist Pedagogy ScholarDr. Annice FishertheDiverse: Issues in Higher Educationop-ed, “Beyond Statements Toward Action: Maintaining the Antiracist Promise During the Anti-DEI Movement,” where theysix lessons learned about sustaining organizational change amid polarization.[April 24, 2024]
  • Dr.Cheryl Holcomb-McCoywasthe American Counseling Association's 2024 David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award, whichan individual who has demonstrated enthusiasm and support for the unique educational experience of mentoring. [April 24, 2024]

  • AU recognized Hurst Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Carolyn A. ParkerandSenior Professorial LecturerDr. Ocheze Josephwith Faculty Awards. Joseph won the Outstanding Community Engagement Award while Parker won the Outstanding Contribution to Fostering Collaborative Scholarship Award.[April 24, 2024]

  • Adjunct InstructorDr. Jasmine Rogersa keynote address, “Liberation Through Language: Educators as the Catalyst of Linguistic Justice,” at the Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: World Language Justice Conference, anwhich highlights the intersection of social justice and world language.[April 24, 2024]

  • Scholar-in-ResidenceDr. Robert Simmonswasas a 2024 Pahara Fellow, athat identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to improve public education.[April 24, 2024]

  • Professorial LecturerDr. Rebecca Lubinwasas an Emerging Special Educators of Color awardee at the 2024 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Convention and Expo. In May, she will give a, "Brilliant State of Mind: The Methods for Unveiling Archetypes and Aspirations," at the University of Connecticut's 2024 Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development. [March 20, 2024]

  • SOE faculty membersDrs. Michael Gibbons,Jisun Jeong,Terence Ngwa, andElizabeth Wordeneach gaveat the 68th annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, CIES 2024 - The Power of Protest.Drs. Golnar AbedinandDeepa Srikantaiahserved as panelists at the. [March 20, 2024]

  • Antiracist Pedagogy ScholarDr. Annice Fisherlaunched a pilot class of her Exercising Conscious Leadership course at the Cook County Department of Corrections women’s division, where students who completed the sessions received a certificate of completion through her company, Developing Capacity Coaching. [March 20, 2024]

  • Adjunct Professorial LecturerDr. Tomiko Balland Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Samantha Cohena chapter, "Keeping One Another Charged for an Evolving Antiracist Journey," in theThe IMPACT of the Scholarly Practitioner Doctorate: Developing Socially-Just Leaders to Make Equitable Change.[March 20, 2024]

  • Assistant ProfessorDr. Emily Petersonco-wrote a, "Revising Teacher Candidates’ Beliefs and Knowledge of the Learning Styles Neuromyth,"how to address the myth that students learn best when instruction matches their preferred modality of learning - auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc.Non-paywall content until April 18.[March 20, 2024]

  • ProfessorDr. Bridget Trogdenpublished a paper with the American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings titled, "The Educational Benefits of Operating a Service-Learning Course as a Corporate Structure." It describes how multidisciplinary project-based learning brings about improved student educational outcomes and career competencies.[March 20, 2024]

  • Acting Co-DeanDr. Rodney Hopsonwillthe opening remarks at the Adult Literacy and Learning Impact Network’s 2024 All In Nationalthemed "Promoting the Value of Adult Literacy," at AU on February 27. [February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Phelton Mosswas a panelist for the Washington Mardi Gras education-themed event, "Voices of Louisiana," which brought together superintendents and policy actors from across Louisiana to discuss education policy.[February 27, 2024]

  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Eugene Pringlemoderated a panel on the role of culturally relevant messaging and political socialization of HBCU students, “Empowering Voices: Unveiling Insights from 'The Other Black Voter,'" at Rutgers University'sElevateevent, a professional development program for early-career faculty members.[February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Jennifer Steelewas named Associate Editor of theJournal for Research on Educational Effectiveness, whichmultidisciplinary scientific inquiries on educational success and problems, including intervention, evaluation, policies, theory, and methodology.[February 27, 2024]

  • SOE LibrarianHannah Parkevaluated illustrated children's books submitted for theRandolph Caldecott Medal. "The Caldecott" isannually to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the US. The 2024 award went to Vashti Harrison, who wrote and illustratedBig, aabout a child's journey to self-acceptance, which also highlights the impact of words.[February 27, 2024]

  • Adjunct Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Altheria Calderaco-edited theOurselves in Our Work: Black Women Scholar of Black Girlhood, whichhow research on and activism focused on Black girls and Black girlhood are engendering the evolving field of Black girlhood studies.[February 27, 2024]

  • SOE Adjunct Professorial LecturerDr. Tomiko D. Ball, EdD '22,the chapter, “Proactively Equipping Self and Community with Navigational Tools to Disrupt Othering Within Higher Education,” in the,Healing While Studying: Reflections and Strategies for Healing, Coping, and Liberation of Graduate Students of Minoritized Identities.[February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Annice E. Fisher, SOE Antiracism Pedagogy Scholar,anInside Higher Edop-ed offeringfor Black women in higher education on successfully navigating the challenges of leading social change, "Hold Steady or Issue an Exit Ticket."[February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Tyrone Howard, SOE Advisory Board Member and President of AERA, is the subject of a cover, "A Race Scholar," about his efforts to dismantle racial inequities in education in the Black History MonthofDiverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine.[February 27, 2024]

  • Acting Education Policy and Leadership MEd Program Director and Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Phelton Cortez MossaDiverse: Issues in Higher Educationop-ed, "From Classrooms to Ballots: Unpacking the Significance of School Boards in the 2024 Elections,"the high number of uncontested school boards seats in the 2024 elections.[February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Lauren Shea, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor-in-Residence, was a co-principal investigator for the research, "STEM Tales: Investigating the Effect of Media Read-Alouds on Young Children's STEM and Literacy Learning and Interest in STEM Careers,"on the Stelar (Stem Learning and Research) Center website.[February 27, 2024]

  • ProfessorDr. Jennifer Steelewas the interviewee for anAmerican MagazineQ&A, "AI in the Classroom," where shediscussedthe importance of teaching students the evolving strengths and weaknesses of ChatGPT technology.[February 27, 2024]

  • Director of SOE's Institute for Innovation in EducationDanielle G. Sodania chapter, "Figuring out my End Game: Supporting Novice ESOL Teachers' Emerging Identities as Humanizing Practitioners and Advocates through Peer Interaction," in the newly published,A Sociopolitical Agenda for TESOL Teacher Education.[February 27, 2024]

  • Dr. Andre Perry, Scholar-in-Residence, wrote anforMSNBC, "Navy Federal Credit Union is Getting Heat That the Whole Lending Industry Deserves," about the class actionaccusing the nation's largest credit union of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. [January 22, 2024]

  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr.Eugene Pringlewas selected to be the series reviewer for the William H. Sadlier, Inc. publicationBuilding Reading Successwith WileyBlevins, a module-based interventionthat develops K–5 students’ proficiency in foundational literacy skills.[January 22, 2024]

  • Dr. Carolyn Parker, Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, conducted a, "Problem-Based Learning and the Development of Elementary Education Teacher Candidates,” at the Association of Science Teacher Education's (ASTE) 2024 International. She was elected faculty chair of the ASTE's Women in Science Education (WISE), and SOE EdD studentJoytrese George'25, was elected co-chair. WISE is dedicated to sharing and examining issues faced by women in science education.[January 22, 2024]

  • Joytrese Georgewas also awarded a Centering Black Women STEM Educators in Teaching and Learning fellowship, funded by the National Science Foundation.[January 22, 2024]

  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Amaarah DeCuirgave a, "Empowering Leaders to Advance Antiracism in Classrooms and Schools,"at the Islamic Society of North America’sWest Coast Education Forum. She alsoin the Virtual Dialog to Counter Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Bigotry session at the Communities United Against Hate.[January 22, 2024]

  • Dr. Antonio Ellis, Senior Professorial Lecturer and Director of the Summer Institute on Education, Equity, and Justice (SIEEJ), was afor the session "Just Because You Left Home Doesn't Mean You Left Church: Alumni Perspectives on Spirituality, Identity, and Academic Persistence at HBCUs." The Hawaii International Conference on Education sessionthe spiritual journeys of HBCU alumni and the impact on their academic and identity development.[January 22, 2024]

  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Phelton Mossis serving as the Acting Director of our Education Policy and Leadership MEdwhile DirectorDr. Reuben Jacobsonis on a semester-long sabbatical.[January 22, 2024]

  • Adjunct InstructorDr. Jasmine Rogerswas a recent guest on the AppleScience of Reading. In the episode "Celebrating Many Meanings: Language Comprehension and Bidialectal Students," sheBlack language, her research on dialects, and best practices for structured literacy instruction.[January 22, 2024]

  • Dr. Terence Stewart, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer,will"The Impact of Caseload Policies on Special Education Teacher Attrition" at the Council for Exceptional Children(CEC)Special Education Convention and Expo.[January 22, 2024]

  • SOE Provost Associate ProfessorDr. Brian McGowanweighs in on his research about how minorities experience education. [December 18, 2023]

  • ProfessorDr. Bridget Trogdenco-authored the, "Beyond the Blocks: Promoting Chemistry Agency with Infusion of Global Challenges Throughout the General Education Curriculum," for the ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications,Chemistry in General Education, discussing how an improved approach to general education through incorporating multi-disciplinary global challenges allows for the infusion of chemistry education.[December 18, 2023]
  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Antonio Ellishad a scholarship named in his honor by the Alpha Charitable and Scholarship Foundation of Montgomery County, MD, established by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men. TheDr. Antonio L. Ellis Diverse Abilities Scholarshipwill award $1,000 annually to a high school senior with a disability to attend a 2-year trade school or a 4-year university.[December 18, 2023]
  • DeanDr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoywas a featuredfor a discussion on concerns about educational equity at theSuburban Schools, Urban Realities: Policy and Possibility on the Urban Fringe, a two-day event at the John Hopkins University Bloomberg Center which convened twenty-five of the nation’s most highly regarded thinkers examining the urban realities of suburban life.[December 18, 2023]
  • Postdoctoral FellowDr. Moya Malcolmgave the talk, "Our Migration Narrative: How Immigrant Capital Paves a Path to Higher Education for 1.5 Generation Students," at the forty-ninth Annual ASHE (Association for the Study of Higher Education), which highlighted research from her 2022 dissertation.[December 18, 2023]
  • Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Phelton Mossspoke at the Bowie State University screening event for the,The Right to Read, which follows Oakland NAACP activist Kareem Weaver, who believes thatliteracy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time. Moss also hosted eighth graders from Georgetown Day Middle School at SOE for a policy workshop on affirmative action in higher education.[December 18, 2023]
  • Dr. Deepa Srikantaiah, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, spoke at AERA'sInvited Speaker Series for the Holistic Education SIG 135event. Her presentation, “Exploring the ‘Holistic’ in Math Education,” discussed the historical development of mathematical concepts, with a specific focus on fractions, within the context of holistic education and contemplative studies.[December 18, 2023]
  • ProfessorDr. Sarah Irvine Belsonand Hurst Senior Professorial LecturerDr. Carolyn Parkergave ato an AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) special education affinity group about SOE's Making Special Education Affordable through the(new Residency for Excellence in Teaching and Learning).[December 18, 2023]

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  • EdD studentDarla Davenport-Powell, ’24, plays the role of the family matriarch Lucy Bell in the slavery-centered live-animationThe Bell Affair, which explores freedom lawsuits of US slaves and recently beganon Amazon Prime.[April 24, 2024]
  • Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) MEd studentsLauren Gustafson,Meanha Kim, andKwand Lang, Jr.ofDr. Phelton Moss’s proseminar course are partnering with Opportunity Consulting to develop a series of toolkits for school leaders with strategies to bolster school improvement efforts. EPL MEd studentsJarrenNewby,KissiahValle, andAngeliki Papari-Kosioriaccompanied Moss to a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion he organized and facilitated for Black and Latino school superintendents from across the country and the education policy advisors of President Biden and Vice President Harris. [April 24, 2024]
  • Dr. Sarah Trembath, EdD ’23, and AU professorial lecturer of literature,"Active Engagement," aof the bookCulturally Responsive Teaching & the Brainfor Washington Independent Review of Books.[March 21, 2024]
  • Anna Lapera,MAT ’17,Mani SemillaFinds Her Quetzal Voice, a book inspired by her teaching experience during her time at AU and since. It was named the “Most anticipated middle grade book of 2024” by the School Library Journal. [March 21, 2024]
  • Along with her AU Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL), elementary education seniorQudsia Saeedco-presented "Student Feedback and Co-Creation for Equitable Teaching and Learning," which emphasized the importance of professors embracing and integrating student feedback.[Feb 10, 2024]
  • Education Policy and Leadership MEd alumnaRegina Wesleyis now working as a Management Analyst for Workforce Development and Enhancement at the Division of Early Learning for DC's Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). [Feb 10, 2024]
  • Education Policy and Leadership MEd alumnaKaty Mullinswas accepted into a doctoralprogram in education at Johns Hopkins, where her research will focus on the intersection of technology and language arts education. [Feb 9, 2024]
  • AlumJimmy Sarakatsannis, MAT ’07, wasthe Chajes Family Distinguished Honors Alumni Award by the University of Delaware for his work in education. A senior partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, hisfocuses on how technology can transform teaching and learning from pre-K-12 to higher education. [December 18, 2023]
  • The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning() Student Partners are AU undergraduate students who work directly with CTRL staff to bring their voices and perspectives to conversations about teaching and learning at AU, and integrate the student experience in CTRL’s work. SOE's CTRL-Marie Dioneda,Qudsia Saeed,Alli Sattler, andNathaniel Smith- will present their work on a panel at AU's Ann Ferren Conference in.[December 18, 2023]
  • Elementary education major and SOE Undergraduate Council PresidentShayna Carusowasin an article in AU’sThe Eagle, "Students Grapple with the Impact and Confusion of Student Loan Forgiveness," abouta federal loan forgiveness program encourages students to work in low-income school districts.[December 18, 2023]
  • Secondary education majorJoy Schleicherwasby AU'sThe Eaglefor the article, "Comedian Jordan Klepper Brings Humor and Advice to KPU’s Final 2023 Event," about comedian Jordan Klepper’s political humor and recentto AU.[December 18, 2023]
  • EdD students Magen Barnett '21, Dylan Ravdin '23, and Randi Stone '24 to audiences in Columbus and Philadelphiaon dyslexia and instructional methods. [Oct 14, 2023]
  • EdD studentAneesah Blount was a She isa kindergarten teacher at Van Ness Elementary School. [Oct 14, 2023]
  • EdD Class of 2023 graduate and Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Dr. Cheyenne Batista, along with Director of the EdD Program and Professorial LecturerDr. William N. Thomas IV, andSenior Professorial Lecturer Dr. Samantha Cohen,co-presented "Co-Teaching as an opportunity to enact social justice and create humanizingcommunities" at the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate's in Florida. [Oct 5, 2023]
  • The Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate (CPED) recognized Dr. Francesca Smith ’23 EdD for her dissertation, ""[Sep 11, 2023]
  • Dr. Amanda Tatum ’22 was featured in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) journal Impacting Educationtalking about the exploration of teachers' well-being through compassion, the focus of her dissertation. [Aug. 7, 2023]
  • Dr. Cheyenne Batista ’22 was highlighted for her award-winning dissertation in the AU Alumni news. [July 6, 2023]
  • Dr. Gary Deshun Hamilton EdD ’23gave a rousing graduate student, "The Bold Promise of Tomorrow" at SOE'sCommencement Ceremony.[May 17, 2023]
  • Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) MEd program studentBailey Haineswill serve as President of SOE's, alongside fellow EPL studentsAngeliki Paper-Kosiori(Vice President),Kissiah Valle(Dir. of Finance),Derrick Brown(Dir. of Communications), and others.[May 17, 2023]
  • AU education alumFlorence Elizabeth Carmichael Adamswill turn 100 this August. Read her grandson Jason Campbell's fascinatingWashington Post, "My Grandma Has Always Made the Hardest Things Seem Simple — Even Living to 100."[May 17, 2023]
  • SOE secondary education majorsAlli SattlerandNathaniel Smithpresented research projects virtually in conjunction with AU's Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning (CTRL) Student Partners. Sattler"Increasing Inclusivity in STEM Classrooms" and Smith"Varying Means of Participation to Support All Learners."[May 17, 2023]
  • Emily Warshaw, a student in the Master of Arts in Special Education program, was quoted in an article about her taking part in the Future of Work Institute that took place in April. [May 17, 2023]
  • Amanda Munizas the AU Recipient of theMaryland Association of Teacher Educators - Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award for 22-23.[May 17, 2023]
  • EdD 2022 alum Dr. Cheyenne Batistathe 2023 Division A Outstanding Dissertation Award at the American Educational Research Association (AERA)in Chicago. [April 15, 2023]
  • Shareen Fernanders(EdD '23),Gary Hamilton(EdD, '23), and SOE facultychapters to the,Critical Literacy and Its Impact on Black Boys’ Reading Readiness. [April 15, 2023]
  • Dr. Cheyenne Batista(EdD ’22) was awarded the prestigious American Education Research Association (AERA) Division A 2023 Award for Outstanding Dissertation, “‘I Am Not Scary. I Am Strong. There’s a Difference.’ Disrupting Misogynoir and Transforming Interpersonal Conflict for Black Women Education Leaders: A Multiple Case Study.” [March 17, 2023]
  • Lynne Brenner Ganek, SOE Advisory Board member and adjunct faculty member, presented to theProducing Multi-Platform Contentclass at Canisius College. Students explored and produced an episode of an original podcast series, a video trailer for the podcast series, and related social media content.[March 17, 2023]
  • StudentsFrancesca Smith(EdD '23) andMadelyn Smith(MEd '25) presented at the March 2023 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo. Francesca presented the poster, "Leveraging Biliteracy for Equitable Outcomes in Dual Language English Reading Instruction." Madelyn presentedthe paper, "Supporting Literacy Identity through Culturally Responsive Practices in Reading Intervention.”[March 17, 2023]
  • In March, the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference included SOE ITEP program alumAdam Medadi(MA '22) and facultyDr. Elizabeth A. Worden, Dr. Michael Gibbons, Dr. Jisun Jeong, and as members of its planning committee and as presenters and participants.[March 17, 2023]
  • Apple'sScience of Readingpodcast,"," featuringJasmine Rogers(EdD '23). [February 15, 2023]

  • SOE Advisory Board memberTiffany Williams(MA, SPA '07)of Martha’s Table, a DC-based nonprofit organization focused on developing strong children, strong families and strong communities. [February 15, 2023]

  • Dr. Shayna Cook(EdD '22/MEd '14) was recently appointed to Assistant State Superintendent for the's Division of Early Childhood. [February 15, 2023]

  • Dr. Afie Mirshah-Nayar(MAT-ESOL), Principal of(MCPS), is a finalist for the Mark Mann award, annually presented to exceptional Montgomery County Public Schools administrators. [February 15, 2023]

  • Taylor Myers(MEd '22)Future of Work event sponsored by Deloitte and was interviewed about his experience. [January 18, 2023]

  • Our Future Teacher Tutors program, a partnership with DC Public Schools that seeks to boost below-grade-level readers, was. Quoting studentIsabel Chaeand SOE faculty and staff, itthat amid labor shortages, hiring from teacher prep programs like ours could add half a million new tutor candidates nationally. [January 18, 2023]

  • Ann Friedman MAT '98received the, recognizing her as both a role model and a powerful example of an AU Changemaker for her impactful work in the arena of literacy. She is the founder and CEO of, a language arts museum where words and literacy come to life. Read aand anarticle about how important words are to her. [November 17, 2022]

  • Dr. Cheyenne E. Batista ’22 won the'2022 CPED Dissertation in Practice of the Year' award. Read more. [September 26, 2022]
  • Students with Education MinorWin DHS Award.AU students and alum created tools to prevent targeted violence.Read more.[July 1, 2022]

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