School of Education News
In the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education partnerships with Rochester area school districts can provide teacher candidates with valuable classroom experience. Dr. Jeff Liles, an associate professor in the School, took that concept one step further with the redesign of an upper-level methods class that brought four teachers and a principal onto campus as co-instructors, creating a course that brings theory and practice together in a direct, strategic way.
Robert DiFlorio, a current doctoral candidate in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Executive Leadership program, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to present at the Rethink School Discipline conference.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Bank of America to continue its after-school extracurricular College Club program in partnership with the Rochester Early College International High School.
More than 15 high school students and their families celebrated their yearlong participation in the College Club during a closing ceremony, held on Saturday, June 20, at the Campus Center Mainstage.
Current doctoral candidate Roshon Bradley was recently featured in a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article for his efforts to address issues of school attendance in the Rochester City School District.
Dr. Leonard Brock, a 2009 graduate of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Executive Leadership doctoral program, was recently selected to lead the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.
Recent doctoral candidate Dr. Annemarie Czyz received the Transformational Leader Award during the New York Organization of Nurse Executive Leaders conference.
Drs. Katrina Arndt, Susie Hildenbrand, and Whitney Rapp, professors in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, successfully completed the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) certification program in the fall.
Dr. Chinwe Ikpeze has published a new book, Teaching Across Cultures: Building Pedagogical Relationships in Diverse Contexts.
Martin Birmingham, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, presented the Trustees’ Distinguished Scholar Award to Dr. Katrina Arndt, associate professor and chair of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Inclusive Education at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education.