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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Earns Full Accreditation An teacher candidate works with a kindergarten student.

05/21/2020 - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher College received a full six-year accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Fisher is among just 21 colleges in New York State with CAEP accreditation.

More than 100 Students Honored with Academic, Campus Life Awards Faculty members from the School of Arts and Sciences cheer on award winners during a ceremony held over Zoom.

05/09/2020 - Each year, St. John Fisher College honors members of its graduating class who have achieved excellence in their academic studies and co-curricular pursuits.

Three Recognized for Research, Teaching Excellence Dr. Lipika Chablani, Dr. Sara Goodman, Dr. Shannon Cleverley-Thompson

05/09/2020 - This year, three members of the St. John Fisher College faculty were named recipients of the College’s most prestigious scholarship and teaching honors. The awards are usually bestowed during the College’s Commencement ceremony.

Program to Help RCSD Teachers Create Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms Dr. Susan Hildenbrand addresses teachers during a conference on trauma-sensitive classrooms held in 2019.

04/27/2020 - Drs. Susan Hildenbrand and Donna Riter, professors and colleagues at St. John Fisher College’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, are experts at training teachers and administrators about how to help students affected by trauma.

Countdown to Commencement 2020: Stephanie Cook Stephanie Cook

02/23/2020 - Inclusive childhood education and Spanish major, Stephanie Cook, is this week’s featured senior in our Countdown to Commencement series. She was nominated by Dr. Jen Pluretti, career and academic planning advisor in the Center for Career and Academic Planning.

Graduates of 2019 Report Successful “First Destinations” Jordyn Weller in cap and gown.

02/19/2020 - Graduates from the Class of 2019 are finding success in their lives after Fisher, according to results from the First Destinations Survey (FDS) administered by the College annually to all bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree recipients.

Gaming for a Cause: Fisher Professor Develops App to Help Preserve Native Language Artwork by Oneida master artist Dawn Dark Mountain (www.dawndarkmountain.com) will inspire the visual look of A Strong Fire.

02/10/2020 - Dr. Wendi Sierra, assistant professor in the English and interactive media programs at St. John Fisher College, says that preserving an indigenous language is a formidable task. She says many native languages have a “missing generation”—parents or even grandparents who know little or nothing of the language, making it hard to revitalize its daily or home use.

Countdown to Commencement 2020: Ranita Williams Ranita Williams

02/09/2020 - The next member of the Class of 2020 to be featured in the Countdown to Commencement series is Ranita Williams, an education and American studies major who was nominated by Erin Barry, director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

Now Boarding: Fisher Flight Plan National Mall in Washington, DC.

01/27/2020 - This April, students will have a unique opportunity that requires a boarding pass, a stack of business cards, and 48 free hours. It’s called Fisher Flight Plan, an immersive career networking and exploration experience, and applications are now being accepted.

Students Learn Yoga, Mindfulness to Manage Stress At the beginning of class, students write reflections about their thoughts and emotions.

12/13/2019 - As students file into the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Technology Classroom, no one opens their laptops. The smart board is off. Instead of neat rows of desks, the furniture is against the wall. Students unroll yoga mats and settle in for their evening class, Yoga and Mindfulness for Educators.

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