Judith Herb College of Education

YWCA of Northwest Ohio Offering a Variety of Social Justice Webinars

Please join us on Friday, October 28th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.for a highly important Lunch & Learn Webinar. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the October Lunch & Learn will focus on gun violence as it relates to domestic violence and the intersection of race. The presenters are Rachael Gardner, Director of DVS/RCC at the YWCA, and Marie York, Policy Director for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.

The Lunch & Learn Webinars focus on health equity and the disparities that exist for people of color and marginalized populations, and they provide the community with information and resources to help.Thank you to our partners Healthy Lucas County and Fostering Healthy Communities,

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iPJfxx4rRo-xoVu4uTwhIw



This book illuminates the myriad dire consequences of “living while Black.”  Winters describes how in every aspect of life–from economics to education, work, criminal justice, and, very importantly, health outcomes–for the most part, the trajectory for Black people is not improving.

Black people are quite literally sick and tired of being sick and tired. Winters writes that “my hope for this book is that it will provide a comprehensive summary of the consequences of Black fatigue, and awaken activism in those who care about equity and justice–those who care that intergenerational fatigue is tearing at the very core of a whole race of people who are simply asking for what they deserve.

The book is a fairly short read (256 pages/5 hours for the audiobook) and is available in all formats at the Toledo Lucas County Library. and on the Hoopla App.

Implicit Bias
This two-hour training introduces the basics of understanding bias:

  • Realizing that all humans possess implicit biases
  • Recognizing how our unconscious, unintentional biases can harm others
  • Learning how implicit bias can lead to discrimination, institutional racism, and systemic racism
  • Exploring strategies to recognize our own implicit biases and prevent manifesting bias in our personal and professional lives

Racial Justice 101
This two-hour training introduces the basics of understanding racism.

  • Understanding the four forms of racism
  • Learning how systemic racism affects racialized groups in all aspects of life including education, health, employment, housing, and environment
  • Exploring strategies to practice anti-racism and allyship

How to Talk to Children About Race
This one-hour training provides adults with tools to help children understand racism and inequity.

  • Learn how children understand differences at a very young age
  • Explore age-appropriate ways to talk about and teach empathy and racial equity
  • Learn about the consequences of not talking to children about race

If you are interested in training for your organization, please contact the Racial Justice Director about training options at: acollins@ywcanwo.org.

Dialogue to Change is a community enrichment program that seeks to create communal programming that efficiently advocates, while simultaneously championing and supporting Whole-Community empowerment and change. Dialogue to Change employs “face-to-face” facilitated conversation between members of two or more social identity groups, in an effort to positively inform, and wholeheartedly impact all groups about amicable cultural etiquette. With a focus on racial communicative etiquette, Dialogue groups give the participants a brave space and freedom to discuss race and cultural differences, and to shed light on their own implicit biases

Dialogue to Change aims to create opportunities for people to come together to listen respectfully to one another, look at different sides of an issue, explore common concerns, come up with practical ways to address racism, and take action.

Learn More:  https://www.ywcanwo.org/what-were-doing/racial-justice/ywca-dialogue-to-change/


Between federal, state, and local elections, there are nearly 7,000 seats up for grabs across the country in this year’s Midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  These elections will set the tone of the nation for years to come.

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is committed to educating and registering voters to increase voter turnout and civic participation. With your help, we can build political power in our communities and make sure all eligible voters get to the polls. It’s simple; when women vote, we are heard.

BGSU Hosts NW Ohio Teacher Shortage Summit

This fall, five regional convenings across Ohio are being planned to celebrate teaching and to bring stakeholders from the education, community, business and government sectors together to identify collaborative solutions to address the teacher shortage.

In collaboration with educator preparation programs throughout northwest Ohio, Bowling Green State University is pleased to host one of these regional summits and invites you to join us as we address this important issue affecting all our communities.

To register go to:  https://odhe.eventsair.com/odhe-addressing-educator-shortages/registration


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!


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