Alumni & Giving

GSEHD alumni around the world fuel the engine of human progress and are a source of knowledge and leadership for meeting the needs of an ever-more-complex world. Together, we serve as a resource for our alumni community and those vested in education to tackle the most challenging problems in education. And our alumni, donors, and friends make generous contributions of their time, talents, and donations to help build a leading school of education and human development today and beyond.

Benefits & Services

As a GSEHD alum, you have access to a network of industry leaders, professional development tools and other resources.

Get Involved

Engaged alumni is key to the success of our growing community. It’s never too late to be an active alum.

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Gifts to GSEHD help to ensure its strength by supporting institutional priorities including financial aid, academic programs, and faculty support.

National Council for Education and Human Development

Events

Dean's Corner

Featured Alumni
Dora Daniel
Principal and Global Performance and Learning Partner
LiveWorkLearn Enterprises, LLC
My masters in Educational Technology Leadership has prepared me to create technology-rich, just-in-time, interactive learning experiences for my clients that provide them with the needed performance support to build their careers or their businesses. This is learning for the 21st century!
David Surratt
Associate Vice Chancellor (interim)
University of California, Berkeley
My doctorate in higher education administration (HEA) at GW gave me added knowledge and preparation to take on more prominent leadership roles in the higher education landscape. I'm thankful to GW and I'm glad that what I have learned continues to allow me to support and educate our future leaders, citizens, and movement builders during their college years.
Dr. Lois F. Berlin
Interim Superintendent
Alexandria City Public Schools
I started work in the Alexandria City Public Schools as a preschool teacher the year I completed my GSEHD program and earned my master's degree. That was in 1980! The program prepared me well for my work with young children with special needs. Now I have returned after a 13-year separation from Alexandria and its good to be back where I spent 24 rich and fulfilling years of my career.
Daniel Minot
College Counselor
KIPP DC: College Preparatory
The School Counseling program offered me superb classroom instruction strengthened by practical training. I interned in DC Public Schools, improved my counseling skills in GSEHD’s Community Counseling Center and landed a great position working as a high school counselor for low-income, first-generation, college bound students.

Want to be featured on the alumni page? We would love to hear from you! Email gsehddev@gwu.edu to learn more.

In the News

Faculty, students and alumni represented GSEHD at the 2017 Teaching Day at GW. Dr. Tiffany Sikorski, along with GW undergraduate students Acacia Ackles and Alaina Pak, presented How to Improve In-Class Activities with Undergraduate Learning Assistants. Jennifer Donaghue, Director of the International Services Office and GSEHD doctoral student (higher education administration), and GSEHD alumna Dr. Megan Siczek (Ed.D., education policy) and Director of the GW English for Academic Purposes program, discussed Engaging International Students in the Classroom. Director of the GW Post-baccalaureate Pre-medicine Program and GSEHD alumna Dr. Lisa Schwartz (Ed.D., higher education administration) participated in the poster session with Lights, Camera, Action - Developing Pre-Health Professional Student Career Development through Film. GSEHD alumna Dr. Maranda Ward (Ed.D., curriculum and pedagogy), GSEHD student Nicole Fraise (curriculm and pedagogy), and Dr. Brian Casemore shared their poster Centering the Margins: Inclusivity as a Recursive Act. Dr. Lottie Baker, along with GW Spanish Instructor Dolores Perillan, presented the poster Spanish in Action: Transforming Student Language Learning Through Community Engagement.

Congratulations to Michelle Cottrell-Williams, a social studies teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington County, who was named the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year. She earned her master's of education in secondary education and teaching from GSEHD in 2006.
Ms. Cottrell-Williams was highlighted in The Washington Post 's Talking Less, Listening More: TED Talk Inspires Va. Teacher of the Year. In the article, Wakefield High School Principal Chris Willmore describes her as "extremely warm, caring, passionate, dedicated to her kids.” He also said, “She’s got a belief in each and every one of them." Next, she will be considered for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, which will be announced in April.

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Scott Braband (master's, education) was highlighted in The Washington Post's Fairfax’s new schools chief focuses on diversifying workforce, closing gaps. Dr. Braband started as the Superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools this past summer.

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Robert Froehlich (Ed.D., counseling) from the GW Center on Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education was an invited pre-conference speaker at the 2017 Virginia Collaborations Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. His presentation was entitled: Ethics: 2017 CRCC Code Updates & The Ethics of Outcomes Measurement and Return on Investment. He and Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz spoke on a panel during the conference on Virginia Career Pathways: A Collaboration Model.

Dr. Amy Cashwell (master's degree in education administration and supervision and doctoral degree in education administration and policy studies) was named one of the Top 30 of the Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education. (See the story on page 24 in Converge Magazine.) Each year, the Center for Digital Education recognizes K-20 education leaders who have transformed learning through the innovative use of technology in its annual Top 30 awards program and publication.