Month: September 2016

Kristin English Why I Teach

Why I Teach: ‘Everything Is Possible’

September 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: Kristin English’ 03 (ED), ’04 MA — an English teacher at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., since 2004 and an alumna of the Neag School’s Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program — shares her insights on what makes the profession of teaching most meaningful to her.

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Branch to Branch: Alum Lynda Mullaly Hunt on the Value of Teaching

September 8, 2016

Best-selling author, former third-grade teacher, and Neag School alumna Lynda Mullaly Hunt ’88 (ED), ’96 MA authored the following piece on the value of teaching, which was originally published in the September 2016 edition of the National Council of Teachers of English’s peer-reviewed journal, Voices from the Middle.

NSF; National Science Foundation logo

NSF Awards $3M Grant to Neag School’s Moss, Campbell, and UConn Colleagues

September 6, 2016

A group of UConn faculty that includes Neag School associate professors David Moss and Todd Campbell has received nearly $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), a program that seeks to enhance learning in informal environments as well as to broaden access to and engagement in STEM learning opportunities.

Former UConn Lineman Leaps Into Principal Job

September 6, 2016

Uyi Osunde said this: “Being educated is one of the eight wonders in the world.” Only he didn’t say those words Friday as he sat in his office at Windsor High School. He said them to The Courant in 2002. He was a 20-year-old defensive end on the UConn football team.