Category: Alumni

Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.

3 Things To Know About New Browns Consultant Bob Quinn

August 2, 2021

Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry raised some eyebrows recently when he hired Bob Quinn as a senior consultant. Bob Quinn may not be a household name in Cleveland, but he has a long career in the NFL.Quinn was born and raised in Massachusetts and went to college at the University of Connecticut. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and a Master’s Degree in sports management. Quinn worked within the New England Patriots organization from 2000-2015 in various scouting and personnel roles.

New Principal Chosen for Southington High School

July 28, 2021

The Board of Education named the principal of a New Haven magnet school, Michael Crocco, as the new leader of Southington High School. Crocco received both his Connecticut Administrative Certification and Connecticut Superintendent Certification from the University of Connecticut Executive Leadership Program in 2017.

Windsor Hires 2 New Elementary School Principals

July 19, 2021

hen elementary school students return for the upcoming school year those at John F. Kennedy and Clover Street elementary schools will be greeted by new principals. School officials have hired Jennifer Michno as principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Felicia Poskus as principal of Clover Street Elementary School. Both began their new roles on July 1.

Opportunity in Crisis: Investing in Educational Equity with Ed. Secretary Miguel Cardona

July 19, 2021

In our continuing “Opportunity in Crisis” series, Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart speaks with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about what policies can help students, teachers and families as schools reopen again this fall. In 2012, Miguel won the 2012 National Distinguished Principal Award for the State of Connecticut and the Outstanding Administrator Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education. Secretary Cardona then transitioned to lead the work of Performance and Evaluation in the district. He then assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, overseeing teaching, learning, and leadership alignment.

Lutz Children’s Museum Announces New Executive Director

July 15, 2021

The Lutz Children’s Museum Board of Directors is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Patricia Buxton as its next Executive Director. Buxton holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Hartford and a Sixth-Year Diploma in professional education at the University of Connecticut. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Bridgeport and a member of Vernon Public School’s Board of Education.

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First-Year Educator on Lessons Learned While Teaching Amid COVID

July 9, 2021

Throughout my teacher preparation program at UConn’s Neag School of Education, I always knew that my first year of teaching would be challenging. However, I never could have imagined the challenges that the year 2020-2021 has brought. This year has brought students in masks with shields over their desks, hybrid learning, block schedules, fully online students, and the struggle to keep students engaged despite the uncertainty of their outside world. All of the teaching and classroom management strategies that I learned in my teacher preparation program now seemed distant as all teachers learned how to adapt and teach in this new learning model.

Norwalk Elementary School Principal Leaves for Position in Naugatuck

July 7, 2021

Estrella’s letter to parents stated Christie Robinson was supposed to join the school as the interim acting curriculum and instruction site director on Thursday, but will now work with Rangel during the transition period. “Ms. Robinson will be the administrator in charge after July 30, unless we have identified an interim acting administrator to support the school until new leadership is identified,” Estrella said in the letter.

Walden University Appoints Paula Singer as Interim President

July 2, 2021

Walden University’s Board of Directors is appointing Paula R. Singer, CEO of Walden, as interim president, effective August 1, 2021. Dr. Ward Ulmer informed the board that he is stepping down as president to refocus and dedicate his leadership skills and experience in service to others through a role that aligns with his faith mission and furthers the work he has done with the Walden community in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in new ways.

Enfield’s Teacher of the Year Drew Inspiration From His Late Mom

July 2, 2021

Adam Behling, a seventh-grade math teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School, has been selected as this year’s teacher of the year for Enfield schools. Behling found out about the honor when School Superintendent Christopher Drezek, administrators and staff carrying balloons and the award visited his classroom during a lesson on June 10.