For those of you who are new to the College of Education or this newsletter, we are here to inform and support you every step of the way. For those of you returning to the college after the summer break, we are glad to have you back!

I hope everyone is relaxed and refreshed, and ready to start a new school year. I am grateful to have all of you as part of our amazing community and for your dedication to excellence in education.

Each year brings positive change. This includes new members to our faculty and staff. Please welcome:

Dean’s Office
Senior Accountant Stephanie O’Donnell
Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion for Community Engagement Sherard Robbins

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Assistant Professor Taucia Gonzalez
Associate Professor of Practice Marcela Kepic
Associate Professor of Practice Holly Nelson
Assistant Professor Adai Tefera

Educational Psychology
Interim Department Head Paul Schutz

Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Assistant Professor Karina Salazar

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Assistant Professor of Practice Curtis Acosta
Associate Professor Stephen Arnold
Associate Professor Cindy Cruz
Lecturer Dorea Kleker
Professor Etta Kralovec
Professor Sonja Lanehart
Associate Professor Rick Orozco
Assistant Professor of Practice Ada Parra
Lecturer Roxanna Rivera Pelton
Lecturer Christopher Sanderson
Assistant Professor of Practice Laurie Seder

Faculty Promotion
Professor of Practice Patty Stowers (from associate professor of practice)

Project Coordinator Patricia Acosta
Senior Coordinator Alison Barrett
Administrative Assistant Isela Franco
Coordinator Kevin McBeth
Project Coordinator Eric Meyer
Senior Accountant Mayela Trevino
Graduate Coordinator Elizabeth Urias
Program Manager Alison Van Gorp
Coordinator Jessica Agnew Weil

We had a very busy summer, so I am highlighting just a few of our projects that received some great media coverage:

Talk it Out (free counseling services from master’s students in our counseling program)

Project POEM (introduces visually impaired students to STEM careers)