Category: Students


Read stories, issue briefs, op-eds, and more by or about Neag School current students.

Crowd of graduates gather in the Gentry Lobby.

Year-End Neag School Accolades: 2021-22

May 19, 2022

Throughout the academic year, the Neag School is proud to share the latest achievements of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Explore their most recent promotions, awards, retirements, publications, and more: Dean’s Office Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Education Department of Educational Leadership Department of Educational Psychology Faculty/Staff Students Alumni In Memoriam Dean’s […]


Sally Reis

Sally Reis: A Reflection of 40 Years of Success at UConn

May 18, 2022

Sally Reis, the Leticia Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education, first connected to the University of Connecticut during her master’s program at Southern Connecticut State University in the mid-1970s. While in one class, she heard UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Joseph Renzulli talk about his work in educational psychology, specifically his internationally-known and pioneering work in gifted and talented with the Enrichment Triad Model.


Athletes starting off for a race on a running track. Female runner starting a sprint at stadium track.

Neag School Hosts Panel in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Title IX

May 16, 2022

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX’s passage this June, the University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute, in collaboration with the Neag School of Education Sport Management Program, recently hosted a “Beyond the Field” roundtable discussing the past, present, and future of the landmark gender equity legislation.


Puppets Nico, CJ, and Mena

Feel Your Best Self: Educators, Puppets Unite to Teach Kids About Emotions

May 11, 2022

Enduring the turmoil of a global pandemic for more than two years now, many of us have struggled. We can recognize the importance of self-care and wellness, but not everyone has necessarily adopted a daily meditation practice or quit their late-night doomscrolling. By now, though, perhaps we can admit to ourselves one thing: It’s OK to not be OK in every moment.


Xinhai "Toby" Wei

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Xinhai “Toby” Wei

May 5, 2022

“UConn was a good mix of what my parents wanted and what I wanted. My parents wanted high-ranking universities, and I wanted a dedicated education program and was very interested in human rights. After learning this is where the Dodd Center and Neag were located, it was a no-brainer choice for me,” says graduating senior Xinhai “Toby” Wei “22 (ED).


Micaela Collins

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Micaela Collins

May 5, 2022

“I chose to come to the University of Connecticut because of the esteemed education program! I have wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old and UConn provided me with the best opportunity to fulfill that dream. Also, I have always loved watching UConn sports, and it felt like a natural fit for me,” says graduating senior Micaela Collins ’22 (ED).


Noam Watt

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Noam Watt

May 4, 2022

“I chose UConn because from the minute I first stepped on campus, I could feel the energy and love that people have for this university. It was a feeling that made me know I wanted to come to school here. Add to that the spirit for UConn Athletics and the opportunity to get involved with the Athletics department, and I knew UConn was the right fit,” says graduating senior Noam Watt ’22 (ED).


Jessica Wang

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Jessica Wang

May 2, 2022

“I chose UConn because of the amazing environment I first experienced on Admitted Students Day. It was incredible to witness, and I knew that this was my school. I wanted to be a part of a community close, spirited, and engaging community, and this school has provided everything like that for me. This community provided so many different opportunities that allowed me to grow as a leader and person. I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and have been rewarded in the form of many lifelong friendships and memorable experiences. I am so grateful I chose UConn as my school and community for the past four years,” says graduating senior Jessica Wang ’22 (ED).


Tim Tamallanca

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Timothy Tamallanca

April 29, 2022

“I chose UConn because I felt from my first time walking on Campus that UConn was the place for me. In 2017, I remembered I came to Storrs as a high school student to shadow a Husky for the day, and it was a torrential downpour. I was with my mom, and we had no idea how to get to the Student Union from the North Parking Garage. We could barely see the map, and a UConn student went out of her way to stop and ask if we needed help in the pouring rain. This moment illustrates the strong sense of community you feel when you walk onto UConn’s campus. No matter what, there’s always someone to help you if you need it!! The choice to be a part of Husky Nation was the best decision I made in my entire life,” says graduating master’s student Timothy Tamallanca ’20 (ED), 22 MA.


Anamaria Sousa

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Anamaria Sousa

April 28, 2022

I chose UConn because of the IB/M program that the Neag School offers. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in four years and my master’s degree in one. Basketball is also my favorite sport, and what better than to go to school in the basketball capital of the world,” says graduating master’s student Anamaria Sousa ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.