See Live: The Relentless Principal, Hamish Brewer

Principal Hamish Brewer is coming to UMW! With almost 24 million views on his "The Relentless Principal" Freethink video, national award winning Principal Hamish Brewer is disrupting public education in Virginia. Come see him at UMW! Watch the Viral Video: http://www.freethinkmedia.com/shows/culture/video/the-relentless-principal/ Watch Live Online UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to stream this event. Contact Info: Dr. Broome at jbroome@umw.edu Principal Brewer's Biography Hamish Brewer, a tattooed, skateboarding principal in Northern Virginia isn’t your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to “Be Relentless". Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status quo and typical educational norms. This style has earned Mr. Brewer recognition such as the NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal, the VAESP School Bell Award, and ASCD Virginia Impact Award. Mr. Brewer is … [Read more...]

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, 2017 Educator in Residence

College of Education's 2017 Educator in Residence Lecture Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Hip Hop, Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy April 6th, 2017 Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center 3:30PM-4:30PM Light Refreshments to Follow Dr. Ladon-Billings Biography Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to … [Read more...]

Great Hearts- Interest Meeting

Laura Birdwell, the teacher recruitment officer for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona and Texas will be visiting campus to speak with students who are considering careers in teaching (Nov. 11th, 6pm, Lee Hall 412). Great Hearts is a chartered public primary and secondary institution with 22 schools in AZ and 3 in TX which offers a classical curriculum. Students begin taking Latin early (in some schools as early as kindergarten!) and have the option of taking ancient Greek or a modern European language in high school. The school is secular; all students wear uniforms; they read Plato from an early age. The current waitlist is 13,000 students. Great Hearts is looking for highly qualified teachers who have strong liberal arts degrees. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Virginia Teacher Scholarship

November 3, 2015 by Erika Spivey The University of Mary Washington has launched a UMW Virginia Teacher Scholarship for Graduate Education Programs. The scholarship, which covers 15 percent of tuition, is available for Virginia residents who are educators working in a public or non-public PreK-12 school located in Virginia. Applications for the scholarship are being accepted for the spring 2016 term. “The College of Education places more than 500 students a year in area classrooms as part of the program’s teacher preparation and training,” said Nina Mikhalevsky, interim dean of UMW’s College of Education.  “This scholarship is an important step in furthering UMW’s on-going partnership with local school districts.” UMW offers a Master of Education for Professional Development with endorsements in gift education, diverse student populations, educational leadership, literacy specialist, special education general curriculum and adapted curriculum, secondary mathematics and … [Read more...]

Partnering with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

University of Mary Washington Professor of Education George Meadows partnered with principals and teachers at Anne E. Moncure, Hartwood and Ferry Farm elementary schools and Friends of the Rappahannock to educate more than 300 students about water pollution caused by oil spills before starting the building process.   … [Read more...]

Dr. Epps recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award

Beverly D. Epps, associate professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations in the College of Education, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years. … [Read more...]

4th Annual Educator in Residence Event

  Martha Abbott was the featured educator at the fourth annual College of Education Educator-in-Residence event April 26 at the UMW Stafford campus. The day-long event also featured graduate presentations, workshops, and an award ceremony. Abbot earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin from the University of Mary Washington and spent 32 years in education before joining the nonprofit sector. She also holds a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Georgetown University and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 by UMW. To end the day’s events, several graduates received awards. Olivia Costello received the Outstanding Master of Education Student Award. Laura Gomez  received the Barbara Bishop Mann Award.  Students Anne Roberts and Merilee Grubb received the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Awards. Read more about the Event, Educator-in-Residence Talks Leadership with Graduates … [Read more...]

Video: 4 Years in Under 5 Minutes

The College of Education is proud of its many programs, faculty, students and alumni. The video below highlights our programs, research, partnerships and more. Enjoy!   … [Read more...]

COE Grad in the News

Congratulations to UMW College of Education and Classics, Religion and Philosophy Alumna Hallie Feingold for her selection as the 2014 New Teacher of the Year at Courtland High School. Ms. Feingold is in her first year as a Latin teacher at CHS. We are proud of her accomplishment and wish her continued success in her teaching career! … [Read more...]

EdTech Conference a Success

FOURTH ANNUAL UMW EDTECH CONFERENCE A SUCCESS As reported by Melina Downs: FREDERICKSBURG, VA (March 14, 2014)- Educators from across the region came together March 14 for the Fourth Annual EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington to talk about ways to change learning in the digital age. Students from J.W. Alvey Elementary School show Catherine Walker, adjunct instructor for the UMW College of Education, a project that they are completing. Pictured from left are Walker, fourth-graders Misha Padigala and Jessica Minelli. Sponsored by the College of Education, the day began with a keynote presentation by Director of Teaching and Learning at UMW Jim Groom who spoke about publishing and archiving student work, UMW blogs, digital storytelling and why K-12 educators should incorporate those tools in the classroom. “What we do as educators – what we do in higher ed and K-12 – is share a hope. It’s a hope that what we’re doing is framing a whole world of … [Read more...]