Who Says Teens Won’t Read?! Success Stories from the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
IN THIS ISSUE NOTES FROM THE INTERIM DEAN PAGE 2 OUT IN THE WORLD PAGE 3 SOE PRESENTS PAGE 3 URBAN EDUCATION EVENTS PAGE 5 2011 program cover designed by Anna Christiano, 10th grade, Avon HS, winner of the TBFprogram design contest
TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL PAGE 6 FACULTY NEWS PAGE 10
azareth has a long tradition of fostering community involvement and the partnership it has established with The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is no exception. The goal of TBF, as it is commonly known, is to create a social and free event for teens
UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE 12
who enjoy reading and harness these teens enthusiasm in order to promote and celebrate recreational reading. The Festival connects teens with authors whose works reflect the diverse backgrounds and life experiences of teens today. The concept of a local festival for young adults was developed in 2005 by a small, yet fiercely dedicated group of school and community librarians, who recognized that teens were being overlooked in libraries with much attention, money and resources given to younger children. In response, they designed TBF as an opportunity to dedicate an all-day event to teens -- to encourage their reading and to demonstrate their value to and within their local and school communities. > READ MORE ABOUT TBF ON PAGE 6
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Notes from Interim Dean Craig Hill
e are very pleased that we have successfully completed our accreditation review with TEAC. We are accredited through January 2019. The faculty and staff in our teacher education programs have focused diligently to document student learning outcomes. The TEAC staff and site visit team were impressed with our work. Much of the hard work of writing the accreditation document goes to Laura Jones and Rachel Bailey Jones with the able data management skills of Alicia Collins. This TEAC accreditation is an important acknowledgement of the hard work of faculty, staff, students and school building personnel at the PreK – 12 levels. We have all worked to support high quality educators for our children.
Successful Accreditation Audit for the School of Education
s of February 29, 2012, The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) awarded accreditation for the
next seven years to Nazareth College teacher education. The success of this award is due largely to the hard work of the writers of the School of Education Inquiry Brief, LAURA JONES and RACHEL BAILEY-JONES, as well as fellow
I wish to inform you of a key leadership change in the School of Education. Tim Glander stepped down as Dean of the School of Education effective March 1, 2012. We appreciate Tim’s hard work with all of our teacher education programs and guiding us through the TEAC process. Tim has made the decision to return to teaching in the fall in our Social and Psychological Foundations Department. He has been granted sabbatical time for March, April and May. We look forward to his return in August.
members of the TEAC Steering Committee
The School of Education is pleased that our graduates have received national and international recognition with the two J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board awards to Nazareth College students in the Adolescence Programs this spring: Maria Seewaldt in German Education and Jessica Tette in Spanish Education. Five students at Nazareth received a Fulbright this spring. In addition, Leda Gibbs received the French Government English Teaching Assistantship this spring also. These awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of these students and acknowledges the support of colleagues here at Nazareth.
and adjunct faculty. On February 9-10
This newsletter tries to highlight the many accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. These are just a few of the many projects, initiatives, awards and accomplishments within teacher education programs. I hope you find this newsletter informative and find an article that touches an interest of yours.
Brief. A special thanks to all who participated.
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ALICIA COLLINS, KERRY DUNN, TIM GLANDER, and CINDY MCPHAIL. Auditors from TEAC visited campus from November 8-10, 2011, during which time they met with program directors, students, Rachel Bailey-Jones, Tim Glander, Laura Jones, and Cindy McPhail traveled to Philedelphia to stand before a final accreditation panel. The School of Education is proud of its continued accreditation, and looks forward to continuing the data collection and assessment processes outlined in the Inquiry
OUT IN THE WORLD Paul Goodman film at the Dryden On February 10th, the School of Education and the George Eastman House were proud to co-sponsor the Rochester premiere of the film Paul Goodman Changed My Life with a special appearance by director JOHNATHAN LEE, who introduced the film and took in a Q&A panel following the screening.
Voices of Experience 2012
Rochester Educational Research Collaborative
On May 22nd, the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley will host Voices of Experience
On March 30th MEG CALLAHAN and
2012 at the Nazareth College Arts Center.
BRIAN BAILEY traveled with Nazareth
The program is once again sponsored by
students MIKE MUSCARELLA and
the Graduate Literacy Programs. Voices
ERIC MORRIS, eight East High students, two
of Experience is an after school program
East High teachers, one Saint John Fisher
for girls ages 12 - 18. The program helps
College professor, and two Saint John
girls visualize their own successful future
Fisher graduate students to New York City
and create a vision of hope for a better life;
to present their collaborative research on
increase goal setting & resources; strengthen
college readiness. The group (collectively
mentor bonds and develop critical learning
known as RPERC - Rochester Educational
Research Collaborative) is a departure from
The program features a panel of women
college faculty are the “experts” driving the
from diverse backgrounds discussing the
research effort. The RPERC model aims to
challenges they have overcome to become
be equally inclusive of all voices with power
economically self sufficient. Panelists are
shared equally amongst students, teachers,
from a variety of professions including
academics, administrators, parents, and
medicine, law, the media, the arts, business,
community members. RPERC members gave
public service and retail. After the panelists
the keynote address at the 2012 Diversity in
the traditional research model in which
share their stories, the girls are invited to ask
Research & Practice Conference at Columbia
University’s Teachers College through the
Author CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD will
Institute for Urban & Minority Education.
participate on the panel and all attendees Goodman is touted in the film as the “most
will receive a copy of her book Becoming
influential man you’ve never heard of.” Per-
Billie Holiday along with the educators’ guide.
haps best remembered for his book Growing
Weatherford will be available to sign books
Up Absurd — a sociopolitical tract on “the
after the program.
disgrace of the Organized System” that both predicted and helped to inspire the radical changes of the 1960s — the late Paul Goodman was also a novelist, activist, anarchist, and urban theorist, as well as a proudly out gay man in 1940s America. Combining archival footage, excerpts from Goodman’s writing, and interviews with his friends, family, and associates, Paul Goodman Changed
Voices of Experience focuses on life experience for girls. Through this program, the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley emphasizes the importance of a woman
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having an education and/or the skills to take
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care of herself financially. Since 1997, more
Nazareth students, professors,
than 2,800 girls and women have attended
My Life is an insightful portrait of a figure
There is no charge for the program, but
whose ideas couldn’t be more contemporary.
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SCHOOL OF ED PRESENTS Flim Screening of August to June
Voices for Autism Conference
If All of Rochester Read the Same Book
On Tuesday, April 10th the School of
On Saturday, April 21st, the Communication
On March 28th Nazareth College was proud
Education hosted the premier screening in
Science and Disorders Department at
to be the first stop for award-winning author
Western New York of the new film, August to
Nazareth College and CDS were pleased
DEBRA DEAN on her tour of Rochester as
June. The film follows a master teacher and
to present the first ever Voices for Autism
part of this year’s twelfth annual “If All of
her students through one academic year at a
Conference, bringing together the
Rochester Read the Same Book” program
progressive public school in California. The
expertise and experiences of families and
sponsored by Writers & Books, Rochester’s
film highlights educational and social values
professionals to address a variety of topics
nationally renowned non-profit literary
largely dormant in today’s dominant forms of
relevant to promoting lifelong advocacy and
center. The featured book of this tour wasThe
schooling and, as such, models an important
self-advocacy for individuals with Autism
Madonnas of Lenningrad (2007), Dean’s best-
alternative for our community.
selling debut novel.
PAULA KLUTH led the morning keynote
The Madonnas of Leningrad is a New York
address, which was followed by
Times Editors’ Choice, a Borders Original
presentations and round table discussions on
Voice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten
topics including supporting communication
Novel, and an American Library Association
and pro-social behaviors; educational law
Notable Book of the Year.
and legal advocacy; increasing knowledge regarding available services and supports; and developing strong supportive relationships across the community. Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive Co-Producer and Co-Director (and featured teacher), AMY VALENS, was on hand to introduce the film and lead a discussion after the film. The event was supported by the Alice Foley Lecture Fund and co-sponsored by the Coalition for Justice in Education.
opportunities for students with disabilities
The novel commemorates the mind and
and to create more responsive and engaging
memory of an elderly Russian woman
schooling experiences for all learners.
suffering from Alzheimer’s. It serves as an
She is a former special educator who has
elegant tribute to the value and resilience of
served as a classroom teacher and inclusion
memory by commemorating the struggles of
facilitator. Her professional interests include
a World War II survivor and present-day battle
differentiating instruction and inclusive
schooling. Writers & Books initiated “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book” program in 2001. The goal is to encourage people to connect to others in the community through reading and discussion of a shared experience of literature. Each year Writers & Books selects one book for the community to explore together, leading to an extended residency by the author. An estimated 100,000 Rochester area readers have participated in this program since its start.
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Frontier Center for Urban Education Events LISTENING TO URBAN STUDENTS’ VOICES
ANNUAL LECTURE ON URBAN EDUCATION
On February 19 and March 9, The Frontier
On March 23, The Frontier Center for Urban
Center for Urban Education invited urban
Education was pleased to share an afternoon
students to campus to speak about their
with CHRISTINE E. SLEETER, Professor
experiences. The first session focused on
Emerita in the College of Professional Studies
refugee students from various Rochester City
at California State University Monterey Bay.
RCSD COLLEGE SUPPORT PROGRAM This semester The Frontier Center for Urban Education continued to provide Regents exam one-on-one and small group tutoring services to East and Franklin high school students in response to Superintendent
School District (RCSD) schools who shared
BOLGEN VARGAS’ request to local colleges
their student experiences in an open forum.
to help support students who need to
They sought to answer the essential question,
pass one or two regents exams in order to
“What makes a great teacher?”
graduate high school. Volunteer students As a celebration of National Women’s Day,
from Nazareth College were taught Regents
the second session entitled “Girls Speak Out,”
tutoring skills by RCSD personnel. The
welcomed female students from the RCSD
tutoring program has been in place since
to speak about what it means to be a girl in
September. In January, more than 60
students from Franklin, East high school and the I’m Ready Program came to campus for final test-taking tips. Many students who Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, Sleeter previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-
participated in the program passed their exams. This semester the tutoring program continues with Franklin High School as the main focus.
Parkside, and as a visiting professor at Victoria University in New Zealand, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and the University of Washington, Seattle. SHIRLEY SOMMERS, Director of the Frontier Center for Urban Education, commented “It’s very important to listen to students’ voices. Most of the time it’s us professionals, the professors, the teachers, and adults, who do the talking. We hardly hear the voices of the students, and Nazareth has been very good at doing that. Let’s hear what students are saying. What do they want to see in the classroom, how do they want teachers to behave towards them? What is it that they value and what is it they do not value. And we can learn a lot from them.” Nearly 40 girls took part in the March 9 event.
Sleeter is currently President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and previously served as Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association. Her research focuses on antiracist multicultural education and teacher
education, and currently she is developing a new area - critical family history. With a team of researchers in Victoria University, New Zealand, she recently completed an
> Shirley Sommers, Director Frontier Center for Urban Education firstname.lastname@example.org
evaluation study of a Maori professional development program for secondary schools.
Sleeter has published over 100 articles in journals and edited books.
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CELEBRATING TEEN LITERATURE
Teen Book Festival Builds Enthusiasm in Reading After the success of the third Festival, the TBF Planning Committee realized that the festival was outgrowing the space available in the Fairport School District. The Committee thought that perhaps a college campus would be an appropriate fit for the Festival and as a result, approached the Language, Literacy, and Technology Department at Nazareth College to see if there might be a place for TBF at Nazareth. JULIA POSTLER, an instructor in the Graduate Literacy Programs was instrumental at making the initial connections between the LLT faculty and the TBF community. She was the first to serve as an adult volunteer at the 2008 Festival and served as one of the author assistants for LOLA DOUGLAS/LARA ZEISES. In the past seven years, TBF has grown into a highly energized and engaging community literacy event, which has received national and international acclaim. The first year, the Festival hosted less than a dozen authors, a handful of sponsors, and approximately 500 people in attendance. The festival now brings over 3,000 teens, parents, middle school and high school teachers, librarians, college students and faculty, youth-focused agencies and other community members together to celebrate teens and authors. The Festival has also hosted many award-winning authors such as LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON, SHARON FLAKE, ELLEN HOPKINS, A.S. KING, ALEX SANCHEZ, and TERRY TRUEMAN. LAURA C.S. JONES serves as the Naz/TBF coordinator and as an honorary member of the TBF planning committee. She has had the opportunity to witness first-hand
JANET M. SANTOS, B.A. GRADUATE STUDENT LITERACY EDUCATION
how this partnership between TBF and the School of Education at Nazareth has been mutually beneficial. Every year, the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Nazareth are invited to actively participate as volunteers for the event. These volunteers welcome the teens and their teachers,
IN COLLABORATION WITH
librarians, and parents to campus and they interact with the teens and the authors throughout
LAURA C.S. JONES, PH.D. PROFESSOR LITERACY EDUCATION
the day. “It is truly a wonderful event for all those involved. Every year we see people coming out of the sessions with big smiles on their faces, rushing to get to the next session. When you see adults and teens – together – talking about authors and books, there is nothing better.” At the same time, there is a positive ripple effect which is also beginning to take place which is further strengthening the impact this partnership is having on teens in our community. “Just this past month, Stephanie – the founder of TBF – received an email from one of our Graduate Literacy students who was a volunteer at the first Festival held at Naz. He is teaching now and wants to bring his students to the Festival. Creating a long-lasting influence on one’s attitudes about the impact meeting authors and being connected to a community that celebrates Young Adult (YA) Literature is exactly the kind of impact we had hoped to see flourish with this partnership.”
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Jones is not the only one who has seen the effects TBF has had on its community. According to TBF Director, STEPHANIE A. SQUICCIARINI, TBF has not only grown in size but has also had an increasingly profound effect on the teens who attend. One young teen told Squicciarini that instead of having a birthday party, she celebrates her birthday by gathering her friends to attend TBF. Squicciarini comments, “Each year we hear remarkable stories coming out of TBF... the ways authors have affected the lives of readers. And while it is a TON of work, it is worth every bit of it because of these stories. ” The festival gives teens a place to celebrate literacy and provides them with an opportunity to openly show their enthusiasm for reading and, for many, writing.
TBF ATTENDEES SPEAK OUT:
The festival also provides opportunities for teens to showcase other talents as for three years we have had a high school marching band leading the parade, welcoming the authors. Last year we also featured a performance by the Mercy High School Show Choir, and started our annual program cover design contest.” TBF has found a way to help young people see reading as an important component of their everyday life. As NAOMI ERDMANN, Director of the Marie Callahan Clinic and graduate Literacy Programs, comments, “TBF serves our youth in a way that no one else can. TBF helps them to see reading as something of value.” CARRIE MAE NIELSEN, a TBF volunteer and graduate student, enrolled in Nazareth College’s Literacy Education (5-12) Program, adds another important point. She recognizes that too often adolescents are perceived as apathetic and disinterested readers. “Kids get a bad rap and TBF puts everything in perspective.” For teachers who do not believe teenagers today like to read, Nielsen says, “TBF is a place where teens can get excited about reading. Teens’ excitement about their experiences at TBF is a testament to the importance of this event.” Not only are the teens fully engaged in reading all year long as they count down the
> “TBF is an amazing phenomenon. Thousands of readers get together to celebrate reading at a level usually reserved for sports teams.” Shair Maurer, TBF Author > “All of the TBF authors are wonderful. I can’t really say that I loved one author more than the other. It was amazing meeting them. [One] author I will never forget is Alyson Noël. She was so kind when I talked to her. At the time, things were really difficult for me and I was really touched when Alyson Noël told me to never give up.” TBF Teen
days for the annual Festival, but after the Festival they are hooked on new authors as well. It is precisely this kind of commitment and enthusiasm that TBF harnesses which enticed CARLY MALDONADO to attend the first TBF. Maldonado, who is currently completing her undergraduate studies at Nazareth College, has been a TBF volunteer since its inception. She
> “[After] hearing the authors speak I will be able to make better reading recommendations to my students.” High School Librarian
recalls from her experience as a teen attending authors’ presentations that, “This is a day for teens... teens are seated first instead of adults... how often do you hear that?” Once TBF came to Nazareth, Maldonado took on a greater role in TBF – she now serves as an
> “Knowing the person who created these works of art makes me more influenced.” TBF Teen
honorary committee member and the official TBF blogger with her site, Carly Reads for TBF (http://carlyreads.blogspot.com). When approached to write a blog to review YA authors, Maldonado was thrilled by the opportunity. The blog has been instrumental in keeping the excitement about reading and TBF going on campus and across the digital-TBF-community by providing the authors with a unique opportunity to connect with their readers.
> “I loved the bullying group presentation and it has impacted my 12 year old to accept himself more.” TBF Parent
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CELEBRATING TEEN LITERATURE > continued from page 7
New York Times best-selling author, ALYSON
One of the authors returning again to TBF
NOËL, and 2010 TBF alumni made a lasting
and to Nazareth College is Laurie Halse
impression on Maldonado. After interviewing
Anderson. Erdmann recalls attending the
Noël for TBF, Maldonado expressed how humble
2010 Festival and listening to Anderson
and appreciative Noël was for posting the
discuss and read from Chains and the
interview on the blog. Maldonado says, “She
emotional ravage of slavery felt by children.
was so down to earth and she thanked me for
Most often, the lives of adult slaves are
interviewing her and posting the interview on
discussed, but Chains is different. “I feel very
the blog... she loved connecting with the public
strongly that kids need to know the warts
of our society as well as the good things of our society and what we have become” says
> Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson
> I Will Save You Matt De La Pena
As Nazareth poises itself to welcome back TBF
Erdmann. “Chains tells kids this is how it
and the thousands of teens to campus this May,
really was... here is someone your age living
the community is committed to maintaining
through it; that suffered through it.” Like
the high level of enthusiasm and celebration
Laurie Halse Anderson’s works, the authors
which has become an expected tradition for
selected to present at TBF showcase a body
the Festival. The atmosphere of TBF has been
of work which provides the teens (and adults)
compared by volunteers and attendees to teens
an opportunity to explore universal themes
attending a rock concert or meeting a celebrity.
that combine different periods and cultures
Nielsen recalls the excitement surrounding
through the lens of adolescence.
seeing one of TBF’s authors, SVETLANA CHMAKOVA. “You would have thought there
Squicciarini concludes, “Teens and the
were Hollywood movie stars walking the red
authors who write for them deserve to be
carpet,” Nielsen exclaims, “[It was] like seeing
celebrated... Nazareth College and the School
of Education have given TBF a warm and welcoming home so that we could grow and has demonstrated a commitment to our
>You Charles Benoit (Naz alum!)
community and with this commitment show that libraries and those they serve matter.”
This year, the Seventh Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival will be held at Nazareth on May 19, 2012, and will host over 30 nationally acclaimed young adult authors, > Yellow Star Jennifer Roy
welcoming thousands of teens to Nazareth College’s campus.
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After School Literacy Clinic at School 54
Since the fall 2011 semester, students from
labor, with literacy ” says, visiting Nazareth
This was part of a family literacy initiative
the Graduate Literacy Programs have been
instructor JULIA POSTLER. Postler teaches
Superintendent BOLGEN VARGUS designed
busy at RCSD Flower City School 54. The
the course Diagnosis and Remediation of
called ROC Read. This is only one example
After-School Literacy Clinic represents an
Reading Problems to Nazareth graduate
of how the presence of Nazareth College
unique opportunity in the RCSD where,
literacy programs students twice a week at
has connected Flower City School with
children are tutored one-on-one by a
School 54. The students in the course are the
graduate literacy student. The children from
instructors in the after school clinic. In the
the school stay twice a week, and have grown
after school program, the graduate students
to appreciative this opportunity. It is obvious
get invaluable real-life teaching experience
from their responses this program is not only
working with students and School 54 gets
innovative, but has lasting impressions.
additional literacy specialists for their efforts to improve students’ literacy skills and
“Hesitant,” “resistant,” “courageous,” and “pollution” are just a few of the words a fourth-grader learned while attending the program, which is also an educational experience for Nazareth College graduate literacy students. The nine-year-old says that the after school program has helped improve her fluency. “I read without stuttering or
develop a love of reading. The graduate students are responsible for designing and implementing literacy instruction to meet the individual needs of each child. The goals of the after-school program support the course content, as well as reflect the mission of the Marie Callahan Reading Clinic on the Nazareth College campus.
sounding like a robot,” she said.
the Greater Rochester Community. A local printing press donated the printing for the
A sixth grader, who participates in the AfterSchool program, said he likes the riddle books and the fact that teachers have told him they see improvement in his reading,
After School Literacy Newsletter where each child had an article, and the Rochester Education Foundation provided a grant for books to be used in the literacy Center.
expression, and confidence. “That means your
The Nazareth College Graduate Literacy
voice sounds good,” he said. The after school
“Nazareth College needed to become part of
program is “an environment where they
the school culture to make this work. Making
can feel safe and secure enough to take the
a difference in literacy achievement begins
academic risks they need to take,” says Postler
with changing the environment, attitudes and dispositions. I believe the model we’ve
Programs, in collaboration with the Teacher
The focus on literacy is evident throughout
Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) program,
the school. In first grade gym class, the
support the School 54 Literacy Center and
children shouted ABC’s as they did their
run the After-School Literacy Clinic, as well as
pushups and jumping jacks. Not long ago,
a variety of in-school literacy initiatives. “ The
the gym was filled with tables with hundreds
School of Education at Nazareth College, has
upon hundreds of books donated by a local
provided the Flower City School 54 with an
suburban school for School 54 students to
opportunity to make changes, be involved
take home to read over the holiday break.
created here can be recreated throughout the district,” Postler says. This is a lofty goal, but for now the literacy initiatives at Flower City School will continue to grow. The after school program currently serves 38 children, which is a large number for a school with less than 300 students K-6th grade.
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FACULTY FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
FACULTY NEWS Promotions and Awards
BRIAN BAILEY published, “ ‘When I Make
SHANNA JAMANIS - Associate Professor
a Film, It’s Out of My Head’: Expressing
LAURA JONES- Professor.
Emotions and Healing Through Digital Film Making in the Classroom.” )
BRIAN BAILEY - Tenure
Bailey also traveled along with his wife
Professor HEATHER LAYTON (University
of Rochester) to Pakistan in March to give
the keynote address at the 2012 Social
Intervention International Conference at the University of Karachi. The goal of the
DR. CRAIG HILL INTERIM DEAN, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Education: B.A., M.S., Ed.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Ed.D. University
conference was to bring together academics Following the appointment of CRAIG HILL to the position of Interim Dean of the School of Education, MEG CALLAHAN has been
change for future generations.
Education. RUI CHENG co-authored “Language Anxiety Experiences in Chinese Graduate Students in KATE DABOLL-LAVOIE, department chair
Teaching and Research Interests: Special
of Inclusive Childhood Education has
education and inclusive practices;
been appointed by the Board of Regents
Pakistan to discuss what we would like to
named the new chairperson of Adolescence
institutional change processes; and
in different fields from the United States and
US Higher Instituions.” (Journal of Studies in
International Education, Summer 2011).
to serve as one of the higher education representatives on the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board.
In November 2011, SHAWGI TELL presented “A Capital-Centered Outlook Verses a Human-
DaBoll-Lavoie was recommended for this
Centered Outlook” at the annual AESA
position by the Deputy Commissioner of the
(American Educational Studies Association)
New York State Education Department.
conference in St. Louis, Missouri. His review of the book Knowledge and Power in the Global
Economy: The Effects of School Reform in “Stereotype Busters – Literature Featuring Children and Youth with Disabilities,” an article by POONAM DEV, chair of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education, will be featured in the Spring 2012 edition of
DR. MEG CALLAHAN
Connections magazine. Dev’s article of the
same name was also printed in International
Journal of Diversity in Organizations Communities and Nations (Vol 11, Issue 2).
Education: B.A. University of Notre Dame, Ed.M. & Ph.D. State University of New York At Buffalo. Teaching and Research Interests: English education; adolescent literacy & pedagogy; media literacy and media arts.
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a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age (2008) will appear in the Summer 2012 issue of Educational Studies (Volume 48, Issue 4). In addition, his chapter, “Occupying the Space for Change: The Effects of Neoliberalism in a Public School in Metro Buffalo,” will appear in Using Standards and High-Stakes Testing
for Students: Exploiting Power with Critical Pedagogy (Peter Lang Publishing, March, 2012).
MEG CALLAHAN and SHIRLEY SOMMERS were recognized by the Center for ServiceLearning. Callahan was the recipient of the Sr. Kathy Weider Service-Learning Community Collaboration Award. Sommers was the recipient of the Sr. Kathy Weider ServiceLearning Faculty Champion Award
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The SoE is proud of our students and alumni. Here’s what they’re accomplishing: National Art Education Association
Adolescence Education Graduates to Teach Abroad
From February 29th - March 4th SHANNON
The School of Education is proud to
ELLIOTT and TRACIE GLAZER, along with
announce that the J. William Fulbright
art education students and alumni KAREN
Foreign Scholarship Board has selected two
LANZAGAME, KALIE BEACH, CAITLIN PRATT
adolscence education majors, JESSICA TETTE
(current grad), KRISTEN PULLEN (alum),
‘12 and MARIA SEEWALDT ‘12, as recipients
BREANNA VILLANE (alum), and
of the 2012-2013 U.S. Junior Fulbright awards.
TRACY SADLER (alum) attended the National
In the last five years, there have been 16
Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention
Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College
in New York City.
Tracie Glazer, Karen Lanzafame and Kalie
Seewaldt, a German and inclusive adolescent
Beach gave a presentation about using
education double major, will teach English
contemporary artists in teaching art.
in Germany. Upon her return, she plans to
Shannon Elliott presented her online
attend graduate school to become certified
database: The Research Index for Art
to teach English to students of other
Education. In addition, Elliott was awarded
languages or search for a full-time teaching
the New York State Art Teacher of the Year
position in German or special education.
Award by the NAEA board.
Tette, a Spanish and adolescent education
Maria Seewaldt ‘12 German and Inclusive Adolescent Education
Jessica Tette ‘12 Spanish and Adolescent Education
Leda Gibbs ‘12 French and Adolescent Education
double major, will teach English in Colombia. She hopes to start a youth club to foster community service and team building. Upon her return, Tette plans to attend graduate school for linguistics and eventually teach. LEDA GIBBS ’12 was also selected to receive a French Government English Teaching Assistantship for the upcoming academic
ALUMNI EVENTS > For more information about Naz alumni events check out the Nazareth Alumni Network at: alumni.naz.edu
year. She will be teaching in the city of Grenoble. Administered by the French Ministry of Education and Cultural Services, these competitive assistantships give students a chance to gain experience in their
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