Articles from June 2024

Mark McDermott speaking to group

Mark McDermott named to national fellowship for educator-preparation leaders

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Mark McDermott, associate dean for teacher education and student services, was recently named an Impact Academy fellow through the national non-profit organization Deans for Impact. McDermott joins a cohort of leaders chosen for their commitment to improving educator preparation.
Deborah Harris

Harris comes full circle, retires after distinguished career in educational measurement

Friday, June 21, 2024
A distinguished figure in the field of educational measurement, Deborah Harris bids farewell to her esteemed career, including seven years of invaluable service as a professor in the College of Education's Educational Measurement and Statistics program.
Educators Rising Conference

Davenport student to represent Iowa at National Educators Rising Conference

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Davenport North High School junior, Gabriella Pieczynski, has been offered a full expenses paid trip to the National Educators Rising Conference, made possible thanks to a $1.26 million U.S. Department of Education grant that the University of Iowa College of Education is using to help diversify the educator workforce. The college is focusing on starting young educators’ clubs as pathways into teacher education, creating opportunities like the fully funded trip for Pieczynski.
Laurie Croft, associate director for professional development at the Belin-Blank Center

Croft retires after more than 25 years of service to gifted ed

Monday, June 10, 2024
After more than 25 years of teaching, collaborating, and administering in the field of gifted education, Laurie Croft, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and an associate director for professional development at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, is set to retire.