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KAPPA DELTA PI INDUCTS 21 NEW MEMBERS

 UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO’S CHAPTER OF KAPPA DELTA PI, INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN EDUCATION, INDUCTS 21 NEW MEMBERS

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 21 have been invited and inducted into its membership through the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of University of Toledo.

The initiation ceremony took place on April 11, 2019 in Gillham Hall in the Judith Herb College of Education. Dr. Judy Lambert and Dr. Susanna Hapgood, who serve as faculty advisors for the chapter, performed the initiation of new inductees. Dr. Jenny Denyer, guest speaker at the evening’s ceremony, shared adventures of her 30 years as an educator. Approximately 50 inductees, family members, and friends attended the induction, which was made especially memorable by the stories guests shared of their most influential teachers.

The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.

2019 Inductees

Fatmeh Waleed Alalawneh Elizabeth Paige Hutson
Aaron Allen Baker Amy Kochendoerfer
William R. Barnett Kristina Lynch
Brandy Bowen David V. McMurray
Yvonne A. Colbert Chelsey M. Neff
Gregory L. Cook Lindsey Poore
Max Gerber Kristie Reisig
Jane M. Graybell Randy Wayne Todd, Jr.
Brenda Greer Alexis Tyrna
Michael Hildebrandt Jacquelyn M. Wilkinson
Lauryn Horace  

 

Congratulations all!

 

About Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of nearly 40,000 worldwide.


Ohio’s Outstanding Cooperating Teacher – Mrs. Susan Obee

 

Susan Obee has received the award of 2019 Outstanding Cooperating Teacher from the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators (OATE).

Susan Obee is a passionate and resourceful educator with 29 years experience in Toledo Public Schools. She has spent 10 years in special education and 19 years teaching ELA and social studies in a general education classroom, currently at Beverly Elementary School. For the past nine years Susan has been ranked as an accomplished teacher. Susan is not only an excellent teacher who provides emotional as well as academic support to her students, she is also a great role model for students pursuing a career in education.

Susan was nominated by Amy Fikel, her current student teacher from UT.  Fikel stated, “Working with Mrs. Obee has shown me the true impact a great teacher can have on their students. She has shown me what a truly safe learning community looks like. Her passion and selflessness is reflected in her student’s excitement to come to class. Mrs. Obee also constantly models what exemplary teaching looks like and encourages me to observe other exemplary teachers in the building.”

Susan received her Bachelor degree from the University of Toledo and continues to give back to her alma mater by hosting methods students and student teachers. Susan has mentored 7 students from the University of Toledo. Susan has high expectations for these students and continually pushes them to continue to learn and grow as an educator. She offers feedback regularly, always finding positive things in a lesson while also constructively criticizing in a way that makes the student teacher open to her suggestions and excited to implement things a different way. Susan offers our students opportunities to be involved in every aspect of the school community. Her student teachers lead team meetings, create interventions for students, and run parent-teacher conferences.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys glassblowing, beautifying her yard, reading, and volunteering.

The Judith Herb College of Education gets wonderful feedback from our students and supervisors about Ms. Obee. We are honored to have her as a part of our team and are thankful for her dedication to the future of our profession.


Seeking: Executive Director of the Herb Innovation Center

Executive Director Herb Innovation Center

 Judith Herb College of Education

The Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo is seeking an Executive Director of the Herb Innovation Center. The mission of the Herb Innovation Center is to improve the profession of education. We believe this is accomplished by supporting innovative and sustainable educational and human science research, growing collaborative university partnerships, and by offering graduate and undergraduate students applied research experiences vital to their professional and academic development. 

Within the Herb Innovation Center, the resources are in place to help foster and enhance the research productivity and continuing professional development of the faculty of the Judith Herb College of Education. The incubation of collaborative projects will focus on addressing the educational challenges that face our community partners in Northwest Ohio/Southeastern Michigan as well as throughout the state of Ohio. Moreover, opportunities are being actively sought for developing scholars (both at the graduate and undergraduate levels), and for supporting and contributing in research (both large scale as well as more local action research) projects. Specific services and supports that are connected to the Herb Innovation Center include graduate assistantship support, small grant and research support for faculty, mentorship of future researchers, grant writing development, and continuing professional development opportunities.

Responsibilities include managing the Center, facilitating collaborative research projects, supporting faculty scholars and other research teams, and assistance with grant writing and/or operation. The Executive Director reports directly to the Dean of the College.

The Judith Herb College of Education employs 49 full-time faculty members.  Enrollment consists of approximately 1200 students across a range of Bachelor’s, Master’s, Education Specialists, and Doctoral programs. Applications need to be submitted via The University of Toledo’s website https://www.utoledo.edu/jobsand must include a cover letter, names and contact information for three references, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy; recent publications and presentations.  The committee will request letters of recommendation for finalists. Review of applications will begin on April 15th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for the position:

  • Full professor status or associate professor with record/dossier to obtain full professor appointment 
  • National recognition as a researcher and scholar in a field consistent with the mission of the Herb Innovation Center 
  • Grant writing experience and evidence of successful grant awards and implementation of funded projects

Recommended qualifications for the position:

  • Prior experience as a center director or related administrative position
  • Expertise in program evaluation and/or research design, including qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies or case study/single subject design
  • Record of research/grant collaboration with school districts and/or community agencies 

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.


UT Educational Psychology Expert Discusses Youth Suicide

Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach recently appeared on 13abc’s In Touch with Jeff Smith. The interview was to continue the community conversation regarding youth suicide, upon on the anniversary of the Parkland , FL school shootings.

Dr. Pescara-Kovach is an associate professor with tenure of educational psychology at The University of Toledo where she serves as the Director for the Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide. In addition, she is an advisory board member for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA).

Click here to view the video.

Dr. Kovach

To learn more about Dr. Pescara-Kovach and her work, click here.


2019 Class of Herb Scholars Selected

Four high school seniors have recently been selected to receive the Herb Scholar award, and will be entering the University of Toledo in the Fall 2019.  The winners and future educators are: Willie Joshaway IV, Destinee McHue, Taiyah Persi-Roberts, and Delaney Smith.

The University of Toledo’s Herb Scholars Program, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Judith Herb College of Education, honors Judith Herb and her family. The Herb family and The University of Toledo recognize, encourage and support teachers of the future as they make their way into classrooms that will generate the leaders of tomorrow.

The Herb Scholars Program is valued at full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition and general fees (up to 18 hours per semester), room and board for up to eight semesters of undergraduate enrollment. The scholarship is renewable, subject to scholarship policies and requirements and continued progress in an education major. The projected value of this scholarship is $82,000.

Selection criteria includes ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA, high school transcript, resume, essay, letters of recommendation. The scholarship finalists also completed a personal interview.


Willie Joshaway IV, a senior at Toledo Early College High School, Toledo Ohio –  has an intended major of Secondary Education Language Arts

Destinee McHue, a senior at Brooklyn High School, Brooklyn Ohio –  has an intended major of Early Childhood Education

Taiyah Persi-Roberts, a senior at Hopewell Senior High School, Aliquippa Pennsylvania –  has an intended major of Middle Childhood Education Reading Language Arts

Delaney Smith, a senior at Central Crossing High School, Grove City Ohio –  has an intended major of Secondary Education Mathematics


Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Graduate Assistantship Positions

The College of Engineering & The Judith Herb College of Education

The INITIATE program (http://www.utoledo.edu/research/initiate/ ) is seeking doctoral students to work on cyber security, smart vehicles, and educational research within the National Science Foundation-funded grant called STEM + C. The position(s) will be available beginning in the Spring semester of 2019.

 

STEM + C focuses on the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in high school to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in 9-12 computer science education.

 

The grant is anticipated to be funded through Summer 2020 and will cover half time graduate assistantships for both the academic year and summers. Summers are required for anyone accepting the assistantship.

 

Doctoral students will be required to participate in both the educational programming and research components of this program. Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to grant-supported activities. The assistantship covers full time tuition and the college-specific standard stipend for the academic year and summer. Assistantships are awarded contractually for fall/spring and summer separately; renewal is contingent upon availability of funding and student performance on the project.

 

For Engineering students, preference will be given to doctoral students with research backgrounds in cyber security, intelligent transportation systems, software engineering, or machine learning. Students are required to have a strong programming background.

 

For Judith Herb College of Education students, preference will be given to doctoral students who are in mathematics education and high school education. Students in science or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school district: Toledo Public Schools.

 

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the Judith Herb College of Education or the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below: Judith Herb College of Education: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/programs/index.html ; College of Engineering:http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/ .

 

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV, letter of interest, and a list of 2 references to Dr. Lacey Strickler-Eppard at lacey.strickler@utoledo.edu .

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Congratulations December Graduates

We celebrated 101 education candidates for degrees during our fall commencement on Dec. 15, 2018. We are proud of each and every one of them, and look forward to see how they shape the future.

 

To watch this year’s commencement, please go here.

The class of 2018 students graduated with degrees across bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Congratulations to the graduates from the Judith Herb College of Education, including:

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Abdulaziz A. Alfayez

Thomas Hoffman

Krista Tomaselli

Doctor of Philosophy in Foundations of Education

   Mohammad Aljaidyah

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

Tanisha L. Arrington

Matthew Smith

Master of Education: Educational Administration and Supervision

    Kevin L. Balduff

Sue Anne Mathews

Shelby Vaughn

Master of Education: Educational Research and Measurement

Nicole E. Lederer

Master of Education: Educational Technology

Carmen C. Clarke Davis

Skytha Y. Fleming

Jerri L. Hoffmann

Master of Education: Career and Technical Education

Rana Daniels

Master of Education: Secondary Education

Kayla F. Barker

Master of Education: Special Education

Jacob Blevins

Michelle L. Brakefield

Debra M. Brock

Emily J. Earp

Rachael Grimm

Christina Hartberger

Kristin Honisko

Kristian Ilstrup

Ann E. Phillippe

Katie Rosales

Janice E. Schlachter

Katherine P. Wilcox

Tosaya M. Womack

Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood Education

Stephanie K. Barlow

Hannah E. Bassett

Jordyn P. Copciac

Heather L. Dorner

Aspen B. Flood

Kristin Frantz

Brigette M. Fulwider

Angela L. Giovannucci

Haley Henderson

Caroline M. Hunt

Jordan E. Lenz

Jennifer N. Moeller

Miranda Niese

Madison S. Panning

Hayley M. Pylant-Ruskinoff

Hunter M. Reinhart

Erica L. Steinman

Anne C.Valade

Haley J.Vorherr

Bachelor of Education: Multi-Age Education

Emily Durham

Stephanie Smith

Bachelor of Education: Adolescent & Young Adult 

Kaitlyn Bergman

 

 


Finger Print Day – Dec 4, 2018

Complete your background check
in Gillham Hall

ONE DAY ONLY!

As a convenience for our students, FastFingerprints will be at the Judith Herb College of Education to process background checks on Dec 4, 2018

A current background checkis required to be on file before any field experience begins.  This is a great opportunity to get your background check completed without having to go to the UT Police or off-campus.

Background checks are requiredfor students who are:

  • taking EDU 1700 Intro to Education
  • taking CIEC 4340 Infant & Toddler
  • completing any professional education-level method/practicum experience

Tuesday December 4, 2018

11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Student Services – 3100 Gillham Hall

Appointment required. Click Here. 

Registration Form: fingerprint 2018 dec

(bring the completed registration form with you to your scheduled appointment)

Cost:  $70 for BCI & FBI background check

Payable: cash, check, or credit card

Individual student responsible for payment


UT Alumna Ms. Al-Hayani Named Ohio Teacher of the Year

For Immediate Release
Sept. 26, 2018

Toledo Public Schools’ Mona Al-Hayani Named
2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year

Her passion to nurture and expand the minds and hearts of students helped Mona Al-Hayani become a standout teacher at Toledo Early College High School — and now, she’s earned the title of Ohio’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. In an assembly today, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria announced the award and surprised Toledo Early College High School students and staff.

“Mona challenges, prepares and empowers her students to become engaged and active members of society — and our cities, our state and our nation are better for it,” said Superintendent DeMaria. “I love the Ohio Teacher of the Year program because it recognizes exceptional teachers like Mona and emphasizes that Ohio is lucky to have so many talented individuals who work hard each day to support our students in their acquisition of knowledge and skills.”

Known by her students as “Ms. Al,” Al-Hayani not only teaches history, but she also advises the National Honor Society and Young Women for Change, a student-led group at her school. A two-time U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays awardee, Al-Hayani traveled around the globe as a teacher leader and researcher.

As the daughter of parents from Iraq and Lebanon, Al-Hayani believes that being an active participant in the democratic process is a responsibility; one that ensures equal rights and an informed citizenry.

Dr. Romules Durant, Superintendent for Toledo Public  Schools respects the work that Ms. Al-Hayani has done to educate teachers about human trafficking. “Her training focuses on teaching school practitioners about human trafficking, while the curriculum focuses on the risk factors and teaches youth about human trafficking awareness, social media safety and positive body and mental image,” Durant explained. “Ms. Al-Hayani has trained more than 10,000 individuals on this important topic – a topic that is very relevant in today’s world. She is to be commended for her dedication,” Durant said.

In August, Al-Hayani received the State Board District 2 Teacher of the Year award. She will represent Ohio in the 2019 National Teacher of the Year selection sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

A native of Toledo, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in secondary education (and teaching license) from the University of Toledo. She also earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

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Editor’s Note: A photo of Al-Hayani can be downloaded here. More information about the Ohio Teacher of the Year program can be found by clicking here.

About the Ohio Department of Education
The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools. The Department’s tasks include administering the school funding system, collecting school fiscal and performance data, developing academic standards and model curricula, administering the state achievement tests, issuing district and school report cards, administering Ohio’s voucher programs, providing professional development, and licensing teachers, administrators, treasurers, superintendents and other education personnel. The Department is governed by the State Board of Education with administration of the Department the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction.

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JHCOE TO DEDICATE NEW RESEARCH CENTER

The Judith Herb College of Education will dedicate a new center Thursday, Oct. 4.

The mission of the Herb Innovation Center is to evaluate and inspire peer-reviewed research in the college to improve and advance education and endow a great society.

UT alumna and benefactor Judith Herb will be at the ceremony.

“We are excited to unveil this new center that will empower faculty and students to conduct research with the ultimate goal of improving learning,” said Dr. Raymond Witte, dean of the Judith Herb College of Education. “We are grateful to Judith Herb for her generosity and dedication to her alma mater, and for her belief in the power of education.”

In 2006, Judith and Marvin Herb, and their sons, Thomas and Jon, contributed $15 million to fund numerous scholarships as well as educational assessment support and research initiatives in the College of Education. The Herbs designated $8 million of the gift for the Herb Scholars Fund, with another $4.25 million going to support the Herb Research Initiatives Fund, which bonded together researchers with a common interest in learning. The remaining $2.75 million funded the creation of a faculty development and electronic assessment support system fund. Additionally, to recognize the single largest donation in school history, the college was renamed in honor of Judith Herb.

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in Gillham Hall third floor lobby. A short ceremony is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. with an open house to follow.

RSVPs are requested by Friday, Sept. 28; go to utoledo.edu/education/dedication.

By UT News Staff