Articles from November 2018


Where do You Work? Wednesday: Junior Jimenez

It’s time for another “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Junior Jimenez (BA ’09, Elementary Education). Jimenez began his career in Davenport, Iowa at the Jefferson Elementary School. He worked there for six years, teaching fourth grade. Jimenez is now in his third year of teaching seventh through 12th grade Spanish at Columbus Community High School in Columbus Junction, Iowa...

In the news: Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Award recipients to be honored Nov. 15

Tiffany Baker-Strothkamp, a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program graduate student in the UI College of Education, is a recipient of a Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Award.

Mandy Conrad gives a voice to rural veterans

Growing up in Casey, Iowa – a tiny town of about 400 people in southwest Iowa – Mandy Conrad saw firsthand what a lack of mental health services looks like. Conrad, who is a University of Iowa College of Education doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, serves rural veterans through her clinical work. Conrad comes from generations of family members who served our country. Her grandfather was a...

Boddicker helps veterans through new Troops To Teachers office

A new Troops to Teacher chapter recently opened in the UI College of Education’s Iowa Supports Education and Resources for Veterans and Enlisted (I-SERVE) Office, helping interested veterans explore a career in the field of teaching.

In the News: Cedar Rapids Washington's Valerie Nyberg is Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year

College of Education alumna Valerie Nyberg was named Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

Jemimah Young focuses her research on academic achievement of black women and girls

Jemimah Young, an assistant professor of  Social Studies Education with a specialization in Multicultural & Urban Education, wants to transform understandings regarding achievement and educational outcomes for marginalized and minorized populations, with a specific focus on black women and girls. 

Lira designs innovative learning environments for students

Matthew Lira, new clinical assistant professor in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences, wants to design innovative learning environments for students.