2018 News Stories

Reducing Teacher Turnover
Ready, set, teach: Reducing teacher turnover in Richmond

In the city of Richmond, Virginia, where there is a higher than average teacher turnover rate, Jim Ukrop ’60, L.H.D. ’99 and Barbara Ukrop ’61 believe change is possible. The couple established a scholarship for future teachers whom in return agree to teach in Richmond Public Schools for two years.

AERA 2018
Doctoral students present research at AERA

Nine faculty members and six doctoral students from the School of Education presented at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference. We offer a look at three of the student research projects behind the presentations.

School Counseling Student wins Essay Competition
School Counseling Student wins Essay Competition

Jennifer Dwiggins M.Ed. ’18, a recent graduate of the school counseling program, took top prize in the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Future School Counselor Essay Competition.

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Associate Dean Leslie Grant named President of ASCD

Leslie Grant, associate professor and associate dean for academic programs, has been elected president of ASCD, the global community of educators dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and leading.

Elizabeth Auguste
A legacy of student leadership

Elizabeth Auguste Ph.D. '18 received the Margaret, the Lady Thatcher Award for Scholarship, Character, and Service at the 2018 Diploma Ceremony at the School of Education

Victor Tuazon Commencement Story
Doctoral student leader in counseling forges path to faculty role

When Victor Tuazon came to W&M to pursue his Ph.D. in counselor education, he already had a strong and diverse background in counseling. Four years later, he will graduate on Saturday and begin a career as an assistant professor of counselor education at New Jersey City University (NJCU), leaving behind big shoes to fill at the New Leaf Clinic and within the counselor education program.

Anna Wong Commencement Feature Story
The road to self-discovery makes for a better teacher

Graduation is the end of a journey of self-discovery for Anna Wong ’17, M.A.Ed. ’18 as she transitions from a student at the William & Mary School of Education to a full-time career in teaching.

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Two Counseling Students Win National Fellowship

An aspiration of helping underserved communities drives the research interests of two counseling students at the William & Mary School of Education who were recently selected as National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program Fellows.

OTOD 2018
5th Annual One Tribe One Day

On Tuesday, April 10th, the School of Education community once again came together to celebrate One Tribe One Day, now in its 5th year. There was record participation by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends from around the world.

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Jason Chen receives 2018 Plumeri Award

Assistant Professor of Education Jason Chen has received a 2018 Plumeri Award, which recognizes W&M faculty members for outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service.

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W&M professor keynotes first Greek conference on gifted education

In Greece, there are few opportunities in the public school system for gifted students to receive the kind of special services that are common in many other countries, including the U.S. An international, multi-university network is helping to change that, and the country recently hosted its first international conference on gifted education in Athens. Tracy L. Cross, the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education and executive director of the William & Mary Center for Gifted Education, provided the main keynote address at the event.

Teachers of Promise
Five W&M students inducted as Teachers of Promise

The Teachers of Promise Foundation provides uplifting support to teachers at its annual Teachers of Promise Institute, where preservice teachers and master educators gather at a two day intensive conference of workshops, group meetings and a gala celebration.

50th Panel
Learning from the past to shape the future

The School of Education hosted alumni and emeritus faculty who were among the first African Americans to join William & Mary as students and faculty for a discussion March 15.

Collegiate Recovery Program
Building a community of support for students in recovery

A new student-led initiative, the W&M Collegiate Recovery Program, seeks to offer a safe space and a community of support for students in recovery — while reducing the stigma of addiction on campus.

John Thelin publishes new text on American higher education
John Thelin publishes new text on American higher education

The William & Mary Higher Education Program invites students, campus administrators, faculty, and alumni to check out John Thelin’s 2017 text, American Higher Education: Issues and Institutions, in which he bridges theory and practice regarding issues of higher education governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, and much more.

Student Teaching
Tribe Teacher Triad: the student teaching experience

On Feb. 20, more than 200 students, cooperating teachers and university supervisors gathered at the School of Education to kick off the spring student teaching experience.

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Education graduate wins local grant proposal

Evan Pfeiffer ’16, M.A.Ed. ’17 has been awarded a Williamsburg-James City County Schools Foundation Innovative Learning Grant Award for February 2018.

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Jim Barber named editor of fraternity/sorority research journal

Jim Barber, Associate Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership, was recently named the editor of Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

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A Pioneer and a Legacy that Keeps on Giving

Hulon LaVaughan Willis, Sr. was the first African American to enroll at William & Mary, earning his master’s of education in 1956.

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Five Doctoral Students Named Holmes Scholars

Five doctoral students in the W&M School of Education were selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program based on their achievements and their commitment to diversity and equity.

20 years meeting the needs of students with disabilities
20 Years Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities

Highlighting W&M’s Training and Technical Assistance Center's (T/TAC) special education experts helping schools and families of students with mild and moderate disabilities throughout eastern Virginia.