Articles from 2018


The juggling act: balancing roles of mom, education student

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Going to school and balancing classes, work and social life is a challenge many students face. On top of all those things, this elementary education student balanced being a mother of two. Meet Carrie Borchert, our 2018 December graduation student commencement speaker.

Where Do You Work? Wednesday: Gina Ferrel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
It’s time for another “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Gina Ferrel (BA ’94, Elementary Education). Gina Ferrel began her career in Iowa City at Weber Elementary School. She worked there for 20 years teaching first and second grade. Ferrel is now in her third-year teaching fourth grade at Archibald Alexander Elementary School in Iowa City. Ferrel says every day she is impressed...

In the news: Answering the call of the classroom

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
From pre-law to the elementary classroom: University of Iowa College of Education graduate Reid Kaalberg found a new calling during college. 

Where do You Work? Wednesday: Junior Jimenez

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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

Monday, November 12, 2018
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

Friday, November 9, 2018
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

Monday, November 5, 2018
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

Thursday, November 1, 2018
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

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Matthew Lira, new clinical assistant professor in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences, wants to design innovative learning environments for students.