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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



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


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



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.


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


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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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.

Spectrum Disorders.

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

with Alzheimer’s.

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.



Frontier Center for Urban Education Events LISTENING TO URBAN STUDENTS’ VOICES


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

school today.

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

evaluation study of a Maori professional development program for secondary schools.

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Sleeter has published over 100 articles in journals and edited books.




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


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,


librarians, and parents to campus and they interact with the teens and the authors throughout


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.”




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.


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 ( 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

this way.”

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

Brad Pitt.”

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 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.” )


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

education law.

Pakistan to discuss what we would like to

named the new chairperson of Adolescence

of Florida

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


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.


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



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


announce that the J. William Fulbright

art education students and alumni KAREN

Foreign Scholarship Board has selected two


adolscence education majors, JESSICA TETTE

(current grad), KRISTEN PULLEN (alum),

‘12 and MARIA SEEWALDT ‘12, as recipients


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

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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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field and improve their language skills as well as foster cross-cultural understanding. Gibbs is a French and adolescent education double major. With the French Government English Teaching Assistantship, Gibbs will teach French to high school students while pursuing a master’s degree.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Bilingual Education Extension

International Program in TESOL (Does not lead to NYS certification)

Gifted & Talented Education Extension Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities Annotation Advanced Certificate in Critical Urban & Community Education

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School of Education Newsletter Spring 2012  
School of Education Newsletter Spring 2012  

School of Education Newsletter Spring 2012