Leon Tkachyk, a Doctor of Education student, was named the new principal of Kinuso School in the High Prairie School Division in Alberta, Canada. He has more than 29 years of experience as an educator, including time spent teaching in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Hong Kong for the last 11 years.
Arlene Haase, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, has been named president of Harrison College’s Anderson campus in Indiana. Haase has worked at Harrison College since 2003.
Howard Snow, a PhD in Education student, has been named to the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization. Snow is a retired Marine Corps officer and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy. He is the founder of a strategic federal business consulting firm, Federal Business Strategies and Solutions.
Veronica Marion, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was recently hired as coordinator of family and community partnerships for the East Hartford Board of Education in Connecticut.
Stephen Elder, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, has joined Central Baptist College in Arkansas as the director of institutional effectiveness. In this role, he will be responsible for institutional data collection and reporting and student information system development, and will serve as webmaster. Elder also serves as the CEO and founder of Flint Consulting.
Trevor Foshang, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was named dean of Northwestern Health Sciences University’s College of Chiropractic. He has also served as president of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology.
Katheryn Kennedy, a PhD in Education student, published “The Justin Time Challenge” in the November issue of Science Scope, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The article promotes innovation in lesson design through the integration of science, engineering, and music. This is the second article Kennedy has had accepted by an NSTA journal in the past two years.
Yolanda M. Jordan, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was recently named principal of Bolingbrook High School in Illinois.
Danielle Kovach, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was recently named the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) 2014 Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes a CEC member who provides exceptional direct services to students and whose work exemplifies the best in special education teaching.
Robin Hertel '08, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was recently elected to a second term on the board of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) for 2014–2017. She is a faculty member at North Central Kansas Technical College.
John Krenik, a PhD in Education student, presented “The Influence of Problem-Based Learning on Drawing Ability” and “Creating a Visual Culture Online Learning Course From Theory to Research to Practice,” based on his dissertation research, at the National Art Education Association National Convention in San Diego in March. Krenik is an art teacher at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans, Mass., as well as an award-winning artist.
Mary Durr ’12, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology graduate and a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, published A Cry in the Night: The City of Lights’ Dark Side (Outskirts Press, 2013). She is a trainer at Time Warner Cable in Jackson, Miss.
Molly Gerrish, a PhD in Education student, was recently named Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year for the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she is an assistant professor. The award is presented to a faculty member nominated by peers who meets or exceeds performance criteria including effectiveness in teaching, professional involvement, and accomplishments.
Derek Olson, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was part of a group of Minnesota Teacher of the Year award winners invited to come to the state capitol to offer insights on teaching to members of the Senate Education Committee. Olson, a teacher at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland Shores who was named 2008 Teacher of the Year, addressed the topic of teacher evaluations.
Beth Oswald, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was one of only 13 educators nationally selected for the Hope Street Group’s 2014 cohort of National Teacher Fellows. A teacher at JC McKenna Middle School in Evansville, Wis., Oswald will participate in a yearlong fellowship program to train and network with teachers across the country. Hope Street Group, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunity and prosperity for all Americans, sponsors the fellowship as part of its efforts to transform the teaching profession and improve student outcomes.
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