Author: Mike Enright

Olympian Karen Chammas

UConn Plays Host to International Sport Mentoring Program

November 4, 2019

There’s an Olympian spending time at the University of Connecticut right now and, if you think it’s a Husky basketball player, you are wrong.

The athlete is Karen Chammas, who represented her native Lebanon in the sport of judo at the 2012 London games, and she is spending late October and early November in Storrs as part of the Global Sports Mentoring Program.

1:00 p.m. — Baker checks in at the office and confirms her afternoon schedule. (Photo credit: Cat Boyce/Neag School)

Principal Preparation Program Undergoes Redesign

January 11, 2019

The field of education has been going through constant evaluation and evolution since 1983, when “A Nation At Risk” was published.

“That report sounded the alarm that the United States was not at the top of the food chain anymore when it comes to education,” says Richard Gonzales, director of UConn’s Neag School of Education leadership preparation program.

Since then, responses to the report have encompassed curriculum changes and standards, teacher preparation, and in the early 2000s, a growing emphasis on leadership – in particular the role and training of school principals.

Students in class (Photo Credit: Bri Diaz)

UConn Responds to Need for K-12 Mandarin Teachers

August 6, 2018

The University of Connecticut will begin a teaching certification program in Mandarin Chinese next year, in response to a need for Mandarin elementary and high school teachers both at the state and national level.