This week, we talk to Political Science Prof. Evan Perkoski about terrorism and cybersecurity, learn how Kristi Kaeppel went from dropping out of high school to pursuing a Ph.D. from the Neag School of Education, and explore some bygone UConn traditions that are probably best left in the past.
Following an extensive search, the Westport Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tina Mannarino as an Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services. She will officially start the position July 1.
States must consider: Is their teacher evaluation improving teaching and learning or getting in the way of the very work it was designed to support?
Recently Morgaen Donaldson and Shaun Dougherty presented early results from their IES-funded study on principal evaluation policies at the AERA national conference.
Neag School alumna Megan Baker ’12 6th Year, a graduate of the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP), has served since 2015 as principal of Tourtellotte Memorial High School, a public high school in the Thompson (Conn.) school district with 251 students in Grades 9 to 12. Prior to that, Baker was curriculum director for pre-K to Grade 12 and part-time assistant principal at Tourtellotte. Baker is also a member of the Neag School Alumni Board. In this special photo essay, photographer Cat Boyce shadowed Baker earlier this spring in order to offer a glimpse into a typical day in the life of Baker and her role in principalship.
The superintendent named new principals for Manchester High School and Illing Middle School, both familiar faces. Katelyn Miner, who has been serving as the high school’s interim principal since August, was appointed to the permanent position, Superintendent Matt Geary wrote in a letter.
Mary Anne Doyle began her career at the University of Connecticut’s School of Education in 1983 as an assistant professor. She will retire this month after a 35-year career as an administrator and faculty member.
In December 2017, the Associated Press conducted an analysis of charter school enrollment nationwide and found that the schools were among the most racially segregated in the nation. “we’re not taking seriously the dangers that privatization creates,” says Professor Preston Green.
Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. If you have an accolade to share, we want to hear from you! Please send any news items and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our recurring 10 Questions series, the Neag School catches up with students, alumni, faculty, and others throughout the year to offer a glimpse into their Neag School experience and their current career, research, or community activities. In this installment, Sandy Bell, associate professor and program coordinator for the Neag School’s adult learning concentration in the Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program, shares insight into her career.