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Dr. Cecelia Adams Recognized as JHCOE Outstanding Alumni

Dr. Cecelia Adams is recognized as the Judith Herb College of Education Outstanding Alumni for 2022. Dr. Adams is a graduate of Toledo Public Schools, has several degrees from UToledo and has done many things since graduation including teaching, administration, school board, city council among others. Join us this Tuesday, September 27 to hear her reflections on “coming home” to UToledo.

Gillham Hall 4600

5:15pm – 6:30pm ET

5:15-5:30pm     Check-In                                                                   GH4600
5:30-5:35pm     Welcome & Introduction of Dr. Adams
5:35-6:15pm     Dr. Adams presentation
6:15-6:30pm     Reception                                                                GH 3000

What School Was Like in the 13 Colonies

Dr. Edward Janak, chair and professor in the Department of Educational Studies, was featured on the History Channel website where he talks about schools and a child’s education in America during the 17th and 18th centuries.

What School Was Like in the 13 Colonies

Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio Releases Executive Summary

The following report from Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio is based on a statewide survey conducted by Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute (BW CRI) in May 2022.  Below is the overview and link to the full report.


We all want our children to thrive and flourish into successful adulthood. While there are many contributing factors, few would disagree that education is a core contributor to every child’s success and opportunities to live well. As a community, we rely on our school districts and educators to provide quality education and equip youth with the skills and competencies that will support their success in the workplace, in higher education, in military service, and in community life. To ensure students are set up for future success and can come to school ready to learn, their basic needs must be met first.

Executive Summary

JHCOE to receive an Ohio Department of Education Statewide grant for high dosage math and literacy tutoring in local Toledo Public Schools

Starting this summer there are more opportunities for UToledo students to gain valuable skills and contribute to the local community through mathematics and literacy tutoring! Led by Drs. Susanna Hapgood, Lynne Hamer, Rhonda Aguiton, Jason Cox, Michael Toland, Falynn Thompson and Marcella Kehus, and with funding from the Ohio Department of Education Statewide Mathematics and Literacy Tutoring Grant, UToledo students are paid tutors at EscuelaSMART Academy (in collaboration with TutorSmart) and at Old Orchard Elementary School.

Over the next two years, public school (K-8) learners will have received 17,756 total tutoring hours from trained University of Toledo students. Taking advantage of each school community’s assets and funds of knowledge, Fostering Literate Youth (FLY) at Old Orchard and Tutoria de Matematicas (TM) at EscuelaSMART Academy have been designed with the schools’ teachers and administrators to address specific needs each school has identified and that have only been exacerbated by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By maintaining low tutor-tutee ratios, and allowing for flexibility to have a variety of small group sizes and one-on-one tutoring, the program is responsive to learners’ needs. The tutoring work is also “high-dosage,” meaning learners have continuity and meet frequently with their tutors. There is growing evidence that this approach yields greater increases in learners’ capacities than just drop-in or once-a-week tutoring models.

The grant exemplifies the kind of close collaboration JHCOE seeks to have with local school partners. Prospective tutors should check the student employment site Handshake, and their UToledo emails for announcements and information about applying for tutoring positions.

Ph.D. Candidate, Pierrette Dagg, is Using Her Educational and Work Experience to Decrease the Digital Divide

As director of communications for Merit Network, Pierrette Dagg discovered an interest in combining social justice and technology, which fueled her decision to pursue a Ph.D.

To read more click HERE

YWCA of Northwest Ohio Offers New Programs on Racial Justice

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio’s Racial Justice Department is bringing in the summer with exciting new programs. It is important to us that the community understands the connection of racial justice and equity work to the mission of the YWCA of Northwest Ohio. We deeply appreciate your participation and hope that you will sign up to attend our upcoming events.

For a list of events please click on the following link:  https://www.ywcanwo.org/what-were-doing/racial-justice/

JHCOE Alumni Named VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Judith Herb College of Education alumni, Dr. Sammy Spann will serve as vice president of student affairs and dean of students effective July 1.

For the full news story go here: https://news.utoledo.edu/index.php/06_14_2022/longtime-rocket-to-lead-student-affairs

Congratulations Herb Scholars!


      Ellie Hurst                           Lauren Perry                             Katelyn Petrie

We are pleased to announce that Elle Hurst, Lauren Perry and Katelyn Petrie are the most recent recipients of the Judith Herb Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship in the college.  The Herb Scholars Program will provide a full academic ride, including tuition, room and board, for each of these students at a projected value of $100,000 dollars.

  • Elle Hurst graduated from Toledo School for the Arts and plans to major in Middle Childhood Education.
  • Lauren Perry graduated from Lakeside High School and plans to major in Early Childhood Education.
  • Katelyn Petrie graduated from Perrysburg High School and plans to major in Early Childhood Education.

Welcome Elle, Lauren and Katelyn and Go Rockets!


Allison Ruplinger Receives Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award








Congratulations goes to Allison Ruplinger for being the recipient of the Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award for 2022-2023.  The award recognizes a graduate student who achieved an outstanding academic record in the field of English or Education.

Judith Herb’s Generosity Recognized with New Monument

Judith Herb smiles with UToledo President Gregory Postel following the unveiling of a new monument recognizing the Judith Herb College of Education at an event May 6 outside Gillham Hall. The college was renamed in Herb’s honor following a generous $15 million gift to UToledo in 2006.

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