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Donor Support Provides Future Teachers Study Abroad Opportunities

by: Alexandra Walz   

Upon their acceptance to the IB/M London Study Abroad Teaching Internship program, students are considered for a $1,000 needs-based scholarship supported by a Neag School fund established in 2008 by alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. and his wife, Gladys B. Dunn, for students interested in studying abroad. Since then, an average of 10 students per year have reaped the benefits of the international scholarship award.

Marisa Maccario and UConn Women's Ice Hockey Team

10 Questions With Student-Athlete Marisa Maccario ’18 (ED)

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

UConn women’s ice hockey forward Marisa Maccario ’18 (ED), a native of Marblehead, Mass., has been playing on a hockey team since the age of 5. Currently a sport management major in the Neag School, talks here about her experience as a student-athlete, about her favorite class at UConn, and more.

Degnans with Kimberly Duhart

Students, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

The Neag School of Education honored more than 100 of its students last night at its Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Formerly known as the Honors Day Celebration, the event — held at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs campus — brought together current students receiving Neag School-affiliated scholarships in the coming academic year; their guests; and the donors whose contributions to the Neag School make these sources of financial support possible.

Melissa Bray

10 Questions With School Psychology Professor Melissa Bray

by: Alexandra Walz   

Melissa Bray is a professor of school psychology in the Neag School of Education. She joined the faculty in 1999 and is a two-time alumna of UConn, having earned her undergraduate degree in communications sciences from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and her master’s degree in school psychology from the Neag School. Bray is a licensed psychologist and licensed speech language pathologist; a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society; and a member of a select group called the Society for the Study of School Psychology.

Michael Coyne

Michael Coyne Named Co-Editor-in-Chief, Elementary School Journal

by: Stefanie Dion Jones   

Professor Michael Coyne of the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology has been named co-editor-in-chief of The Elementary School Journal. Suzanne Wilson, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Sarah Woulfin, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership will serve as associate editors.

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos Leads a Seminar

Teaching in Turbulent Times: Inspiring Dialogue Among Educators

by: Alexandra Walz   

Faculty in the Neag School teacher education program this March brought together more than 70 people — from current students and alumni to local educators and school administrators — for an interactive discussion focused on the theme of “Teaching in Turbulent Times.” Prompted by ongoing discussion in recent months among faculty and educators about political divides surfacing in today’s classrooms, the event — led by Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, executive director of teacher education at the Neag School — was intended to serve as an opportunity for a diverse range of people in the education field to network and speak openly, offering suggestions and concerns.

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