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PSU alumnus Gustavo Balderas named Eugene superintendent

March 27, 2015 - 10:50am
Dr. Gustavo (Gus) Balderas, a 2001 graduate of the PSU Master in Curriculum and Instruction program, has been selected as the new superintendent of Eugene 4J School District. He is originally from Nyssa near the Oregon/Idaho border and attended Western … Continue reading →

PSU honors GSE members for length of service

March 16, 2015 - 12:12pm
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, PSU honored faculty and staff who reached a length of service milestone in 2014. PSU employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to the university. Congratulations to the following Graduate … Continue reading →

Associate Professor Will Parnell publishes book on school readiness

March 15, 2015 - 11:40am
The world is changing rapidly, both outside and inside the classroom. Early childhood educators have new challenges every day that provide opportunities to rethink and reimagine approaches to conventional early childhood instruction. In a new volume, co-edited by professors Will … Continue reading →

Christine Chaillé publishes early childhood math and science book

March 4, 2015 - 1:47pm
Dr. Christine Chaillé, Curriculum and Instruction (CI), has published her third book on early childhood curriculum, entitled Integrating Math and Science in Early Childhood Classrooms through Big Ideas: A Constructivist Approach. Chaillé, and co-author Sara McCormick Davis from the University … Continue reading →

GSE mentor project yields robotic champs

February 22, 2015 - 12:05pm
How do you motivate elementary children to love science and math? Answering that question led five local middle school students; their coach, Arun Sagiraju; and their mentors, GSE doctoral student Donna Webb and GSE faculty member and Associate Dean Micki … Continue reading →

GSE offers LGBTQ discussion panel

February 19, 2015 - 10:56am
Event Details Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Room 408 PSU Graduate School of Education, 615 SW Harrison, Portland The Graduate School of Education Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) invites students, faculty, and community to an event that will explore issues … Continue reading →

GSE student Dana Gieszler receives NBCC fellowship

February 17, 2015 - 5:11pm
Counseling student Dana Gieszler has been named a recipient of the Minority Masters Fellowship for Addictions Counselors. Gieszler is in the Counselor Education master’s program, specializing in clinical mental health. The award is sponsored by the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate … Continue reading →

Alumna profile: Nelly Patiño-Cabrara

February 13, 2015 - 4:02pm
Nelly Patiño-Cabrara is a 2014 graduate of the Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP) program and holds a master’s in early childhood and elementary education from PSU. She is currently a second-grade dual-immersion teacher at Lowrie Primary School in West Linn-Wilsonville School … Continue reading →

GSE welcomes new faculty and staff for 2015

February 3, 2015 - 2:25pm
Ingrid Anderson, assistant professor, Curriculum and Instruction Ingrid Anderson is joining the GSE as staff to the Early Childhood Council, with additional teaching assignments in the Master in Early Childhood and the Bilingual Teacher Pathway programs. She completed her EdD … Continue reading →

Farewell to GSE colleague Greta Krahn

January 30, 2015 - 1:38pm
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend and colleague Greta Krahn who passed away on Friday, January 23, after a ten-year, courageous battle with cancer. Greta had a long history with the GSE, both as … Continue reading →

Helen Gordon Child Development Center receives 5-Star rating

January 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
The GSE is proud to announce that our Helen Gordon Child Development Center (HGCDC) has achieved a 5-Star rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). This is the highest rating achievable in the new system that was initiated … Continue reading →

Friends and family of Dilafruz Williams establish scholarship

January 22, 2015 - 5:24pm
The friends and family of Dilafruz Williams have established the Dilafruz Williams Leadership for Sustainability Education Scholarship. Williams, PhD, is professor in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP), Graduate School of … Continue reading →

GSE’s Marjorie McGee appointed to NWHF board

January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Marjorie McGee, research associate in the PSU’s Center for Student Success in the Graduate School of Education, has been appointed to the Northwest Health Foundation (NWF) governing board of directors. The NWF is a Portland-based nonprofit that convenes funding and … Continue reading →

PSU graduate Duane Larson named 2014–15 Vice Principal of the Year

January 9, 2015 - 3:15pm
A PSU Graduate School of Education alumnus has been named Oregon’s 2014–15 Vice Principal of the Year. Duane Larson, ’96, ’01, ’02, was honored by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) at its annual gathering in October. He holds … Continue reading →

PSU awarded $1 million for preK-12 mathematics leadership program

January 6, 2015 - 8:27am
A partnership between the Graduate School of Education (GSE), David Douglas School District (DDSD), Centennial School District (CSD), and the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) has received a million dollar grant from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to improve … Continue reading →

New Hittle Endowed Scholarship supports math and science teacher education

December 19, 2014 - 3:43pm
Because they understand the value of a solid foundation in math and science and know how important teachers are in providing it, Betty and Larry Hittle have established a new endowed scholarship. The Betty and Larry Hittle Endowed Scholarship will … Continue reading →

Randy Schild named 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year

December 15, 2014 - 5:51pm
PSU/GSE alumnus Randy Schild ’94, ’96, ’01, is the 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year. He is a graduate of both GSE Educational Administrator programs, IAL and CAL, and holds an MST from the PSU’s School of Business Administration. He … Continue reading →

Special Education Chair Randall De Pry finalizes textbook on behavior

December 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
GSE Special Education Chair, Dr. Randall De Pry, is co-editor (with Drs. Fredda Brown and Jacki Anderson) of a new graduate-level textbook, Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community settings. The book is now … Continue reading →