Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton


Book Provides Strategies for Inspiring Underachieving Students

September 24, 2013

Del Siegle’s book “The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement” provides educators and parents with a comprehensive overview of why bright students may underachieve, as well as how teachers can make lessons more engaging. Written in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the book is available in paperback and electronic form.



New Hires Unleash Opportunity for Leading Growth and Change

September 23, 2013

The Neag School of Education is now home to 17 new faculty—a mix of junior and senior faculty and recognized across the nation as top scholars in the field of education and workforce development. Combining the Neag School ‘s outstanding new faculty hires with the school’s already nationally recognized faculty, and the possibilities of what the Neag School will accomplish with respect to meaningful, nationwide education reform are endless.


$3.5 Million Grant Allows UConn’s GlobalEd2 to Expand Learning and its Reach

September 23, 2013

A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences will allow more than 8,000 Connecticut and Illinois middle schoolers to experience the same kind of significant improvements in writing abilities, critical and scientific thinking, leadership, and problem solving that the 5,000 students who’ve already participated in UConn’s GlobalEd2 (GE2) program […]


REALL Makes Real Learning Possible For ELLs

July 30, 2013

It didn’t take long for New Britain fifth-grade teacher Kim Rosa Gionfriddo to realize the strategies she learned as a Neag School of Education REALL fellow to better teach students with limited English proficiency could  benefit native English-speaking students, too. “It’s a simple thing, but just by being more explicit and taking time to define […]


UConn Experience Still a Part of WesternU President’s Daily Life

July 30, 2013

It’s been more than 50 years since Philip Pumerantz, Ph.D., has sat in a University of Connecticut classroom, yet he applies the lessons he learned there every day. Specifically, he said he strives to “listen, care and advise” the way long-time former UConn Education Professor William Gruhn, Ph.D., did when Pumerantz was a student there […]


Dorothea Anagnostopoulos Appointed Key Teacher Education Leadership Position

July 30, 2013

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D., brings proven leadership and extensive experience working with educators in culturally and linguistically complex school systems to her new role as executive director of Teacher Education at UConn’s Neag School of Education. Among her priorities will be to ensure that graduates of Neag’s rigorous and innovative undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs […]




Greenwich’s Joseph Williamson Plans on Being a Social Studies Teacher

May 29, 2013

It’s not much of a stretch to say Joe Williamson was born to be a teacher. His mother, grandmother, and grandfather were all teachers. And even as a teen at Greenwich High School, he spent much of his free time helping and nurturing others. He volunteered as a music camp counselor, interned at a middle […]