Category: Alumni

Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.

Q&A with: Chad Ellis, principal of Montville High School

March 17, 2011

Montville, Conn. — Age 34. Education: bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut, master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Neag School of Education at UConn. Experience: teacher, South Windsor High School, 2002-05; teacher, Enfield’s Enrico Fermi High School, 2005-08; assistant principal, Enrico Fermi High School, August 2008-December 2010. Woodstock native Chad Ellis […]

Accolades from Neag Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students

February 3, 2011

We want to hear from you! Accolades is a special section in the Spotlight about the accomplishments from our faculty, alumni, and students. If you have some great news to share, please let us know. Feel free to email them to Elizabeth Osga (Sixth-Year Diploma in special education ’85, Ph.D. in education leadership ’05), […]

The Odds Are With ‘All-American’ Stats Teacher

February 3, 2011

As Fred Carofano’s advanced placement students file into his East Hartford statistics class on the Tuesday before Christmas, he hands out a playing card that determines where they will sit and gives them a quick statistics problem to work on. If they get it right, they get a stamp that yields points at the end […]

Invaluable Alumni Professional Development at Neag School

February 3, 2011

Faculty from the Neag School of Education keep in touch with their graduates and offers alumni professional development opportunities to facilitate continual growth and development even after their students receive their diplomas from the University of Connecticut. “Upon admission to the IB/M program, I always tell my students that our relationship will continue long after […]

Scholarship Donor Honors Educator Father, and Neag School

February 3, 2011

Carmen Effron wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. Kenneth Arminio, a career, Boston College and Neag-trained educator, taught at Pomperaug High School from 1951 until his death on Christmas Day 1968. “I found when he died … it was a huge, huge service because he really touched the lives of many people,” she recalls. […]

Save the Date: 13th Annual Neag School of Education Alumni Society Awards

February 1, 2011

The Neag School of Education will host the 13th annual Alumni Society Awards banquet on Sat., May 14, 2011, in the South Campus Ballroom on the Storrs campus. At the dinner, the Alumni Society will bestow numerous awards, which will recognize educators and professionals who have made significant contributions across all levels of education. The […]

Holly Maiorano: An Alumni Profile

February 1, 2011

As someone who had been working since she was 16 years old, Holly Maiorano described herself as “apprehensive” at the thought of retirement. But at the end of the last school year, after 35 years as a teacher and administrator, Maiorano stepped down as principal of Buckley Elementary School in Manchester, Conn., the place where […]

ESPN Figures Tell Success Stories

February 1, 2011

For students who dream of one day working for ESPN, the biggest name in sports, the reality might be closer than they thought. The UConn Sports Business Association hosted four ESPN staffers for a panel at the ITE building in November. The panelists were SportsCenter producer Jon Lavoie, associate producer for Sunday NFL Countdown John […]

Where Do Neag Alumni Work in Connecticut?

November 15, 2010

Did you know 165 out of 166 school districts in Connecticut employed Neag alumni in the 2009-10 school year? Did you know that 3,094 Neag alumni currently work in Connecticut schools? Neag’s assessment director, Mary Yakimowski, and graduate students have been analyzing employment patterns of 1986-2008 graduates. The demographics tracked annually include where the graduates […]