Month: June 2011

Bray and Kehle Publish New Handbook on School Psychology

June 8, 2011

Melissa Bray, Ph.D., and Thomas Kehle, Ph.D., published The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology in February, one of 13 handbooks that constitute the Oxford University Press’ Library of Psychology. At the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, Bray, a professor of educational psychology, and Kehle, professor and director of school psychology, have concentrated their […]

Class of 2011: Sheena Boyle

June 8, 2011

When it comes to challenges, Sheena Boyle has always jumped in feet first. Whether she’s making her way onto the Dean’s List, coaching the Waterbury Knights Cheerleading Squad, or graduating from the five-year Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program through UConn’s Neag School of Education, Boyle has always welcomed a challenge. But she says she hasn’t done it […]

Class of 2011: Rachel McAnallen

June 8, 2011

Rachel McAnallen is talking about mathematics, and she can’t stop smiling. She has just returned from Ethiopia, where she was teaching teachers how to teach math, and she’s a couple of days away from flying to Utah to – you guessed it – teach teachers to teach math. McAnallen has taught teachers in all but […]

Sarah Harris – Single-Minded Determination

June 8, 2011

At first glance, there’s nothing that makes Sarah Harris stand out in a crowd. The UConn junior resembles other undergraduates on campus in her looks and demeanor. What sets her apart is that this student is working toward achieving UConn’s highest academic distinction – University Scholar. The prestigious academic program offers talented students the opportunity […]

The Parent App: A Neag Alum’s Guide to Better Moms and Dads

June 8, 2011

In a world of “tiger moms,” timid moms and “helicopter parents,” a Neag School alumnus offers a thoughtful and proven middle ground.  Thomas McIntyre, who earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the Neag School in 1981, dispenses advice to teachers and parents of youngsters with behavior challenges through his popular website,  The site […]

Urban Education Advocates Make Family Gift to the Neag School

June 8, 2011

As a native of Bridgeport, one of Connecticut’s most challenged cities, and as president and CEO of People’s Bank and its parent, People’s United Financial Inc., headquartered in Bridgeport, John Klein saw every day the effects of poverty. He also saw the solution: education. People’s Bank became a major engine for community betterment in Bridgeport […]

A Teacher Gives a 30-Year Lesson in Giving

June 8, 2011

Longtime schoolteacher Lucille Kuhnly is a dedicated denizen of the land of steady habits. Her grandfather, John Kuhnly, bought the family home in 1892, and at least one Kuhnly — but typically more – have lived in the grand old four-storied house in the Rockville section of Vernon for the past 120 years. Lucille Kuhnly has […]

Neag Faculty Members are Promoted

June 8, 2011

The following faculty members were promoted this spring. Congratulations to all these faculty members for their hard work and dedication to the Neag School of Education. Del Siegle, Ph.D. Del Siegle was promoted to the rank of professor of educational psychology.  He will become the head of the Educational Psychology Department in July. Prior to […]

Run Your Race

June 3, 2011

Good morning and thank you Dr. Thomas DeFranco for that introduction, and a special thank you to my good friend Dr. Doug Casa, who is a professor here and the chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute, to the faculty, family and friends and of course to the Class of 2011. I am humbled […]