Category: Students


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

Tyler Gleen

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Tyler Gleen

April 26, 2022

“I chose to come to UConn because it offered academics and extracurriculars that fit my needs to be successful. In high school, I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to run track at a competitive level and to be able to continue that into college. However, I also knew that I wanted to become a teacher, and so I wanted to attend a university that supported both ambitions. UConn had a competitive track team and had one of the top education programs around. I also didn’t want to be too far from my hometown,” says graduating master’s student Tyler Gleen ’21 (ED), ’22 MA.


Larrese Folk

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Larrese Folk

April 26, 2022

“I came to UConn because it was the best financial decision. I knew I didn’t want my mom paying for my education. So, with the scholarships I earned and the money I was receiving, I decided to come here,” says graduating senior Larrese Folk ’22 (ED).


Zene Charlton

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Zene Charlton

April 25, 2022

“I chose UConn because it is almost a no-brainer to apply due to being someone who’s lived in Connecticut for a large chunk of my life, but it is also synonymous with producing great teachers through the Neag School of Education,” says graduating senior Zene Charlton ’22 (ED).


Bryan Carrera

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Bryan Carrera

April 25, 2022

“I came to UConn because I’ve heard so many great things about UConn. My high school Band teacher went to UConn and spoke great things about it. When I came up to visit and shadow a student, I saw the countless possibilities and opportunities right before me and thought I could thrive the best here compared to other schools,” says graduating senior Bryan Carrera ’22 (ED).


Jonathan Dos Santos

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Jonathan Dos Santos

April 25, 2022

“I chose UConn as my school due to the numerous opportunities that the school provided me. After my first time stepping foot on campus, I knew that this was the place for me and that I would successful here. Another reason why I went here was to be with my family. My sister also went to UConn, and she only spoke great things about the school, which influenced me in becoming a Husky,” says graduating master’s student Jonathan Dos Santos ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.


Julianna Carney

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Julianna Carney

April 25, 2022

“During my senior year of high school, I signed up to visit UConn as a Husky-for-a-Day. I got to shadow two current students and follow their school day. When I was on campus, I instantly knew this was the school for me! I loved the welcoming atmosphere, the friendly people, and the beautiful campus. After that day, I had no doubts in my mind: I was going to UConn,” says graduating senior Julianna Carney ’22 (ED).



UConn Neag School of Education Journal logo.

Neag School Graduate Students Launch Education Research Journal

April 7, 2022

A group of graduate students at UConn’s Neag School of Education have launched the School’s first academic journal. The journal is now welcoming submissions through the end of May for its inaugural edition, slated for publication in Fall 2022. Under development for nearly a year, the Neag School of Education Journal is an editor-reviewed, open-access, annual journal.


Dean Jason Irizarry and students from Farmington High School gather.

Neag School Accolades: March 2022

March 18, 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, research grant announcements, 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 […]


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Researchers Explore Role of Black Female School Principals

March 8, 2022

The twin events of the COVID-19 pandemic and a heightened awareness of racial inequities in the United States have further cemented the commitment of female Black school principals to their schools, according to a recent journal article published by three UConn scholars from the Neag School of Education.