Category: Alumni



Student from the ScHOLA²RS House Living and Learning Community gather at the networking event.

10 Questions With Two Educator Alumni Visiting Campus

May 20, 2019

Neag School alumni Jamie S. Baker ’03 (ED), ’04 MA, and Ronall L. Cannada ’05 (ED), ’06 MA visited the UConn Storrs campus this past spring to attend the inaugural 2019 Black History Month Networking Night, held to connect students from UConn’s ScHOLA2RS House, led by the Neag School’s Erik Hines, with alumni and friends of the University. They each reflect here on the impact of the event, as well as on their careers in education since graduating from the Neag School.




Samuel Galloway ’01 6th Year, director of human resources at Bristol Public Schools, reviews a student's resume during the Education Career Fair.

Preparing Neag School Teacher Ed Grads for a Successful Job Search

May 15, 2019

Many school districts across Connecticut hold Neag School of Education teacher education graduates in the highest regard for potential employment.Throughout the Neag School’s partner school districts, juniors and seniors in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program get firsthand student teaching experience in urban and suburban classroom settings; during their fifth year in the program, students receive further preparation through various professional development offerings and on-site internships.


Students in a Forensics Science Lesson at Confratute 2017

CSI and the Inquiry Process

May 10, 2019

Opportunities for students to take notice and observe the world around them are essential to the inquiry process. In any investigation, students practice patience while closely observing, collecting and organizing evidence, and synthesizing ideas. Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) has the potential to develop these skills, and can be integrated into almost any content area.


CSI and the Inquiry Process

May 10, 2019

Opportunities for students to take notice and observe the world around them are essential to the inquiry process. In any investigation, students practice patience while closely observing, collecting and organizing evidence, and synthesizing ideas. Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) has the potential to develop these skills, and can be integrated into almost any content area.




Jesús Cortés-Sanchez ’18 (ED), ’19 MA playing clarinet at Morse Academy (Photo credit: Matthew Fried)

Living the Dream

April 22, 2019

Among the 53 “DREAMers” who played instruments and sang on the Grammy-winning big-band album “American Dreamers (Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom)” is Jesús Cortés-Sanchez ’18 (ED, SFA), ’19 MA, an aspiring music teacher in the integrated bachelor’s/master’s program with the School of Fine Arts and the Neag School of Education.