Michael Seal was named the new principal at Vinton Elementary School in Mansfield, Conn.; he is an alum of the Neag School’s Executive Leadership Program.
The Berlin (Conn.) Board of Education has appointed a new secondary supervisor of special education, effective July 1 — Cynthia Martin, a Neag School alum.
The Neag School’s Class of 2016 graduates and their guests joined faculty, staff, and administrators earlier this month in celebration of Commencement Weekend, held on the UConn Storrs campus.
Assistant professor Milagros Castillo-Montoya will serve as interim director of the Neag School’s Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program for one year, the Department of Educational Leadership announced earlier this month.
Connecticut is facing a steady decline in its school-age population, with the decline largest among high school students. The shrinking pool of high school students is expected to affect Connecticut school districts in many ways, from planning for school buildings, to class size, and even decisions about where students will attend school. Shaun Dougherty, assistant professor of education policy and leadership at the Neag School of Education, and an affiliated faculty member in UConn’s Department of Public Policy, recently discussed the potential impact. This story — written by David Bauman — originally appeared on UConn Today, the University of Connecticut’s news website.
UConn Today (Professor Shaun Dougherty is interviewed about enrollment trends in Connecticut)
James C. Kaufman, a psychologist at the University of Connecticut who has devoted much of his career to the subject of creativity, says: “I think the most important thing is that mental illness does not make you more creative.”
WILS 1320 (Professor Preston Green is interviewed about charter schools)
The 74 (Neag School’s three-way partnership with the teachers’ union and Bridgeport, CommPACT, is mentioned)
Joseph Renzulli is an American educational psychologist. He developed the three-ring model of giftedness, which promoted a broadened conception of giftedness. He also developed the “Schoolwide Enrichment Model” for developing children’s talents in schools. Renzulli is known for his contributions to understanding giftedness.