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.

"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...

"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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Anna Haller

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