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News

Kristen Rickey

Alumna Kristen Rickey named 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Monday, November 14, 2022
Kristen Rickey, University of Iowa College of Education alumna and superintendent of the West Delaware Community School District, has been named the 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.
Lindquist Center

Nash receives grant for BIPOC student recruitment and retention

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Amira Nash, associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, received a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.
Chris Ogren

In the News: Ogren discusses education in Iowa with IPR

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
HESA Professor Chris Ogren recently appeared on IPR's Iowa Week to talk about the national forces that shaped education from the 1960s through today. 
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Linley honored for dedication to students with M. L. Huit Faculty Award

Friday, October 14, 2022
To recognize and celebrate her years of leadership and service, the University of Iowa honored Jodi Linley with the 2022 Marion L. Huit Faculty Award.
Group talking at round table

Fitzke honored for rapport with students

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Kayla Reed Fitzke, assistant professor in couple and family therapy at the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with the James N. Murray Award from the Office of the Dean of Students.
Laura Gallo

In the News: Gallo addresses suicide intervention in schools

Assistant Professor Laura Gallo recently offered expertise on suicide intervention in schools for the journal Teaching and Supervision in Counseling.
Heather Buckley school portrait

Alumna named Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Alumnus Heather Buckley, principal at Cardinal Elementary School in Eldon, Iowa, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year award.
Weber and three veterans at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Weber helps provide veterans with memorable trips

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Reygan Weber is passionate about supporting veterans and has helped make countless memories for those who have served and protected our country.


Alumnus named I-SERVE 2022 Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
College of Education alumnus Greg Clark, a U.S. Army veteran, has received the 2022 I-SERVE award for his distinguished military service and significant impact on the veteran community.
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By the Numbers 2021-2022

Monday, September 26, 2022
Check out the College of Education’s 2021-2022 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Bartlett remembered for excellence in law and special education

Monday, September 26, 2022
Larry Bartlett, former faculty member in Educational Leadership, passed away on August 26, 2021.

Message from the Dean: Annual Report 2021-22

Friday, September 23, 2022
College of Education Dean Daniel Clay reflects upon the achievements of the past year while looking to a continued bright future for Iowa's top-ranked College of Education.
New college of education faculty. ack row L to R:Julie Koch, Josh Coleman, Alissa Doobay, Randall Boen, Katy Schroeder, Jamie Tanas, Mark Hopkins, Stephen Murley. Front row R to L: Samuel Tanner, Erin Lane, EunJung Kim, Belen Hernando-Llorens, Kay Ramey, Hyesun You, Jeffrey Grim, Derek Rodgers

Welcome New Faculty

Friday, September 23, 2022
The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.
Art Education Faculty member, Clar Bladus, with finger puppets

Baldus retires after years of inspiring creativity through play

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Although Clar Baldus, art education professor emeritus, retired in December of 2021 after more than two decades of inspiring the next generation of art educators, she continues to live her mantra: play every day.

Assouline lauded for leadership, steps down from center director role

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Susan Assouline stepped down as director of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development Aug. 1 after successfully leading the internationally renowned center since December 2012.

Sasso leaves legacy as 'irrepressible, irreplaceable’ force

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Gary Sasso, who dedicated more than two decades of his life to the University of Iowa College of Education as a special education professor and visionary leader, died on March 27, 2022. He was 71.
Alumna Mary Mascher meets with students at the Iowa State Capitol.

Mascher steps down from legislative leadership role after decades of service

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Alumna Mary Mascher stepped down from the Iowa House of Representatives at the end of the 2022, leaving a legacy of strong advocacy for education and literacy.


A memorial for Nohema Graber at Fairfield High School.

Prioritizing mental health in Iowa’s schools

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
By Kat Krtnick Wilson
Learn how the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is improving outcomes for Iowa’s youth and educators.