Author: Shawn Kornegay







Principal Preparation Program Undergoes Redesign

January 11, 2019

UConn is now one of seven universities that are part of The Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Preparation Initiative, a four-year, $48.5-million program aimed at improving training for aspiring administrators. The Foundation encourages administrator training that emphasizes the practical aspects of the job and includes instructors who have been school leaders themselves.


How Teachers Can Support and Challenge Twice-Exceptional Students

January 10, 2019

“When I first started my student teaching, I understood that all of my students would have specific learning needs that must be addressed throughout the school year,” writes Caroline Galeota. “As a teacher with dual certifications in elementary education and special education, I knew I would need to support students with a wide range of talents and abilities. Yes, it was tough learning how to identify and implement supports that ensure academic growth for students, but with proper training and time in the classroom it became second nature.”


Bristol Schools’ Chief Deputy to Lead System

January 10, 2019

Assistant Superintendent Catherine Carbone has been chosen to lead the city’s school system. Carbone had served as a senior administrator in the Hartford schools, and before that spent seven years as principal of Bristol’s Chippens Hill Middle School.


Emily Tarconish, a Neag School scholarship recipient, spoke during the 2018 Scholarship Celebration.

10 Questions With Ph.D. Student Emily Tarconish, Brain Injury Survivor

January 8, 2019

Emily Tarconish is a Ph.D. candidate in Neag School’s educational psychology program with a concentration in special education. She is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) she endured at the age of 15. With years of hard work and rehabilitation, Tarconish has relearned how to walk, speak, and regain basic life functions. Once she completes her Ph.D., she plans to pursue research focused in part on improving access to higher education for college students with TBIs.


Dr. Alan Addley Named Connecticut’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year

December 14, 2018

Dr. Alan Addley is in his eleventh year as the Superintendent of Granby Public Schools in Granby, Connecticut. A native of Northern Ireland, Alan started his career as a professional soccer player and mathematics teacher. Alan has thirty-four years of administrative and teaching experience in private and public schools in the United States and Ireland. Addley received his Ed.D. from UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2014. Prior to this, Addley earned his Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification in 1997 and a Connecticut Superintendent Certificate from the Executive Leadership Program in 2007, both from the Neag School.