Articles from June 2020

In the news: UI alum's summer reading program focuses on diversity

Kendall Bradford, Elementary Education alumna and first-grade teacher at Waukee Elementary, developed a summer reading board game that focuses on diversity and representation. The board game challenges players to read a book that includes another language, read a book with POC characters, and more. The game is available via Google Drive.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Alisa Meggitt

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumna Alisa Meggitt (B.A. ’92 Global Studies, B.A. ’02 Elementary Education with a social studies endorsement). Originally from Inverness, Illinois, Meggitt has been teaching for 18 years in the Iowa City Community School District. She currently works as a seventh-grade Global Studies instructor. Meggitt loves bringing students and...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Brett Caskey

Brett Caskey (M.A. ’17 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies: Higher Education and Student Affairs), originally from Crescent, Iowa, works as a College Success Advisor at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Johnson helps develop HIV, SUDs prevention program

A collaboration between the University of Iowa and Southern University looks to develop and implement a culturally responsive HIV and SUDs prevention program in Louisiana.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Genevieve Harnack

Meet alumna Genevieve Harnack (BA ’09 Communication Studies and Mass Communication, ’14 certificate in Elementary Education with an endorsement in science, MA' 19 in Educational Policy & Leadership Studies), who works as Hills Elementary School as a sixth-grade teacher.
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Alumna named Iowa Counselor of the Year

The Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling named UI College of Education alumna Sheryl Cline Counselor of the Year.
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Hiding in plain sight

A twice-exceptional (2e) child’s giftedness can overshadow their disability—or vice versa. The UI team, including Susan Assouline, director of the UI Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development, is taking a multidisciplinary approach to creating a full picture and understanding of 2e, from its genetic roots to the best way to help 2e individuals.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Anna Haller

Meet alumna Anna Haller, a high school social studies teacher.