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.

Make a Gift

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

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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.

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In the News

Dr. Robert Eichorn, principal of Independence Nontraditional School and GSEHD doctoral student (special education and disability studies), gave a speech at the Prince William County Public Schools board meeting in honor of GSEHD alumna Dr. Renee Lacey (Ed.D., special education and disability studies), who passed away in July 2017. View a video of the speech. (Dr. Eichorn's comments begin at 36:20).

GSEHD alumna Martha Scott Schafer (master's, educational administration) was highlighted in the Alexandria Time's St. Paul’s Nursery and Day School turns 70. Ms. Schafer has been the school's headmistress for 35 years.

GSEHD alumna Sister Mary Glennon, Ed.D. (doctorate in higher education administration), was honored by Misericordia University through the establishment of a merit-based, full-tuition scholarship program. Sister Mary Glennon is Misericordia University's longest serving academic dean, and the university recently created a program of six competitive scholarships annually in her name to qualified incoming first-year students.

GSEHD alumna Dr. Renee Lacey (Ed.D., Special Education and Disability Studies) passed away in July 2017. Dr. Lacey was director of the Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs for Prince William County Public Schools. She helped expand a range of programs for adolescents at risk for dropout from high school and those who had left school and wanted to return to complete their high school diploma.
The Prince William County School Board named the media center at Independence Nontraditional School the Lacey Learning Center in Dr. Lacey’s honor. Dr. Robert Eichorn, principal of Independence Nontraditional School and GSEHD doctoral student (Special Education and Disability Studies), gave a speech at the board meet about Dr. Lacey's commitment to non-traditional students. Dr. Carol Kochhar-Bryant has called her "a tireless leader on behalf of alternative education for youth and a hugely respected person."

GSEHD alumna Sarah Presley (master's, Rehabilitation Counseling) was interviewed on the podcast Out of Sight Dragons, hosted by Brian Yourish. In the podcast, Ms. Presley speaks about how she navigated her studies at GW as a person who is visually impaired. She also discusses the work she is doing today with her GSEHD degree. Listen to the podcast.