Articles from July 2019


"Where Do You Work Wednesday"? Abbie Jensen

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Meet alumna Abbie Jensen, who relishes working as an English Language Learner teacher. She credits her education from the UI College of Education for giving her a strong foundation to be successful in this role.

In the news: The power of art and human connection on display at Oakdale

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Associate professor of Music Education, Mary Cohen, reflects on 10 years of the Oakdale Prison Choir, a program that creates a space for people inside and outside prison to come together to sing and exchange written reflections about singing. Source: The power of art and human connection on display at Oakdale (Iowa City Press Citizen)

Where Do You Work? Wednesday: Jill Bader

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Meet Jill Bader, a UI College of Education alumna who works as a kindergarten teacher at Stewart Elementary School in Washington, Iowa.

Where Do You Work? Wednesday: Chris Gibson

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Chris Gibson (BS ’91 in Elementary Education). Gibson has a rich history of working in education. She is about to enter into her 29th year of working in education and 5th year of being principal at Archibald Alexander Elementary School in the Iowa City Community School District. Gibson says she loves the joy and excitement her students...

In the news: UI research promotes early intervention for service members’ mental health

University of Iowa College of Education Couple and Family Therapy Assistant Professor Kayla Reed-Fitzke applies research on adverse childhood experiences to provide early career service members at risk for mental-health issues with early help and support.

Where Do You Work? Wednesday: Stephen Cimaglia

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Meet alumnus Stephen Cimaglia (BA ’15 in Secondary Education in Mathematics), who teaches at Lake View High School in Chicago, Illinois,

Local educators honored for continuing the legacy of Brown in their classrooms

Monday, July 1, 2019
Four University of Iowa alumni were honored with Inclusive Teaching Awards in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.