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GSEHD doctoral students Work to Close the Opportunity Gap in D.C. Schools

Dec 06 - GSEHD doctoral students Mary Ann Stinson and Michael Redmond II (both Special Education and Disability Studies) were highlighted in GW Today's story: "GW Students Work to Close the ‘Opportunity’ Gap in D.C. Schools." The article states that "the pair transformed the Truesdell Education Campus in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest D.C. into one of the most innovative schools in the city, producing dramatic increases in student academic gains and outcomes."

Dr. Lionel Howard Speaks at Clark Atlanta University about Engaging Social Justice-Oriented Research

Dec 06 - Dr. Lionel Howard was invited by The Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Engagement (CITLE), at Clark Atlanta University (a HBCU), to give a presentation entitled "Engaging Social Justice-Oriented Research." The center provides professional development opportunities to engage faculty in innovation and excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship that will further the goals of the undergraduate curriculum at the University.

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Nick Nissley named President of Northwestern Michigan College

Dec 06 - GSEHD alumnus Dr. Nick Nissley (Ed.D., Executive Leadership Program) has been named the next President of Northwestern Michigan College. Dr. Nissley's most recent position was Executive Director of Cincinnati's School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) — the first K-12 public creative and performing arts magnet school in the country. He previously served as Dean of the Business Division of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, one of the State of Ohio’s largest community colleges with over 10,000 students. Dr. Nissley will take office on January 1, 2020.

GSEHD alumnus appointed as the Executive Director and CEO of AAACE

Dec 06 - GSEHD alumnus Ranjit Sidhu (master's, Education) has been appointed the new Executive Director and CEO of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education,(AAACE) a mission-driven nonprofit association dedicated to empowering educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Ranjit moves to ASCD from the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), where he has served as President and CEO since 2015. Prior to joining NCCEP, he held senior vice president positions at both the College Board and ACT. He started a career as a high school social studies teacher in the Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, public school districts

Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ named Founding Chair of AAACE's Public Affairs Committee

Dec 06 - Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ was named the founding Chair of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education's (AAACE) new Public Affairs Committee. The charge to the committee is to bring the collective expertise of AAACE members to bear on issues of social importance and inform public debate on through rigorous research and our professional understanding of effective practice. The committee will be responsible for: commissioning Position Papers based on members' research and practice; recommending for endorsement Position Papers issued by other organizations; organizing an annual National Public Policy Forum; and other outreach activities, which may include but are not limited to: interviews (as interviewer or interviewee), op-ed pieces, blog posts, social media outreach and other means of communicating with the public.

Organizational Leadership and Learning program selected as one of the Best Online Master's Programs

Dec 06 - GSEHD's Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL) program has been selected as one of BestColleges.com’s Best Online Master's in Organizational Management programs for 2019. The OLL program is ranked #8 on their list. And BestMastersPrograms.org ranked GSEHD #13 in their list of the 25 Best Online Master's in Education Degree Programs.

Money Magazine Highlights Data Collected by GSEHD Alumna

Dec 06 - Money Magazine published an article entitled, "How MONEY Ranked the 2019 Best Colleges," which highlights data collected and research analysis led by GSEHD alumna Dr. Audrey Peak (EdD, Higher Education Administration). Dr. Peak is a researcher at the American Institutes for Research.

GSEHD Alumna named Director at Penn State's Disability Resources Office

Dec 06 - GSEHD alumna Dr. Leah Zimmerman (master's, Transition Special Education; EdD, Special Education) has been named the executive director of Pennsylvania State University’s Student Disability Resources Office. She has been Penn State's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for their Affirmative Action Office since 2017.

GSEHD Alumna named 2019 Outstanding Educator

Dec 06 - GSEHD alumna Lauren Marold (master's, Educational Technology Leadership) was named an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Educator for 2019 by the newly merged Independent and International Schools Network (IISN). Ms. Marold is the Preschool and Lower School Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Coordinator at the Greenhill School in Dallas, where she also served as the Interim Upper School CSE Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year. She has been working as a K-12 Educational Technologist for eleven years in independent schools. She has a background in arts and humanities, which inspires the many innovations she has brought to school communities.