Alumni of the College of Education join a network of over 28,000 diverse and engaged leaders, scholars, and innovators in the fields of education, counseling, rehabilitation, and measurement. While the important work of alumni takes them across the globe, they remain connected through the lifelong bonds established with college faculty, staff, and fellow alumni.
"The College of Education did a phenomenal job of preparing me to be a principal. The professors understood the world of administration and challenged us to become educational leaders that championed our students first and foremost."
Julie Trepa (BA ‘99, EdS ‘15), Principal at Paul Norton Elementary, Bettendorf, Iowa
Elementary Principal of the Year, School Administrators of Iowa, 2015
"People say ‘We don’t have to see you playing the piano, we know just by the sound. That’s something that I can thank the University of Iowa for."
Gracka Gerardi (BA ‘36, Music Education), Retired Piano Teacher, Garner, Iowa
UI Grad Dedicates Life to Music Education
Haley Kaplan, a first-year teacher and 2016 UI College of Education graduate in elementary education, had a perfectly organized classroom to welcome her fourth graders to Jefferson Elementary School in Bettendorf, encouraging them to do their best and be school leaders.
In 2015, the School Administrators of Iowa recognized Julie Trepa, principal at Paul Norton Elementary in Bettendorf, as the Elementary Principal of the Year, no small feat in a state with more than 1,200 elementary schools.