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GSE alumna Margaret Calvert named Oregon High School Principal of the Year

May 24, 2016 - 4:45pm
Jefferson High School Principal Margaret Calvert, IAL ’08, is Oregon’s 2016 High School Principal of the Year. She was selected by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). She is a … Continue reading →

PSU nets $1.2 million grant for orientation and mobility training

May 11, 2016 - 5:46pm
The US Department of Education awarded the PSU Graduate School of Education a $1,247,470 grant to develop a new certificate program to train orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists. This program will be linked to the existing PSU Visually Impaired Learner … Continue reading →

PSU Graduate School of Education earns new national accreditation

May 10, 2016 - 9:33am
The PSU Graduate School of Education has achieved national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). At this time, only 10 Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) have been accredited by CAEP, and the GSE is the first … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus Paul Coakley selected to lead Centennial School District

May 6, 2016 - 11:22am
Paul Coakley, BS ’00, MEd ’01, IAL ’06, CAL ’12, EdD ’13, is the new interim superintendent of Centennial School District, the 21st largest in the state. He follows Sam Breyer, who will be the new superintendent of the Multnomah … Continue reading →

PSU doctoral student recipient of national science teaching award

April 8, 2016 - 5:20pm
Alfonso Garcia Arriola is the District XVII recipient of the Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The award recognizes six full-time K–12 teachers of science who successfully use innovation and excellence … Continue reading →

PSU faculty member/alumna recipient of national science teaching award

April 7, 2016 - 5:17pm
Graduate School of Education (GSE) Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Professor Wendi Laurence has won the Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She is a 2007 graduate of the Doctorate of Educational Leadership: … Continue reading →

Dean Randy Hitz selected for statewide council

April 6, 2016 - 4:57pm
A new committee was recently appointed by Governor Kate Brown to support the teaching profession in Oregon. Randy Hitz and 16 others are new members of the Council on Educator Advancement and will work to find ways to strengthen all … Continue reading →

Christine Cress honored by Campus Compact

March 25, 2016 - 5:05pm
On April 13, Professor Christine Cress will receive the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Oregon Campus Compact. Cress is a professor of postsecondary, adult, and continuing education in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department. She is the author … Continue reading →

PSU Length of Service Awards

March 17, 2016 - 12:24pm
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, PSU honored faculty and staff who reached a length of service milestone in 2015. PSU employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and remarkably, 50 years of service to the university. Congratulations to … Continue reading →

GSE and PSU fondly remember Ron Narode

March 15, 2016 - 4:47pm
Feb 4, 1954 – Feb 23, 2016 We are so saddened to lose our friend and colleague, Ron Narode, who died on February 23, 2016. Ron was an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, serving more than … Continue reading →

White House recognizes Beth Unverzagt as “Champion of Change”

March 7, 2016 - 12:02pm
PSU/GSE Program Administrator Beth Unverzagt got a surprise phone call in her car on the way home from work recently. The White House called to tell her she was being honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. … Continue reading →

Two GSE doctoral students win OALA Ally Awards

February 16, 2016 - 9:25am
Two GSE students, who are also graduates of our education administration programs, were recognized by the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) for their work supporting Latino/a students and educators in their districts. Sho Shigeoka, IAL ’11, is from the … Continue reading →

Julie Esparza Brown named Distinguished Latino Educator

February 11, 2016 - 11:57am
Graduate School Education Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown has earned the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) 2016 Distinguished Latino Educator award. The award is given to a Latino educator who has “exhibited leadership in educational administration and has implemented … Continue reading →