College of Education Statement of Inclusivity
The College of Education has issued a statement of inclusivity to highlight the underlying values of our organization in support of all students, staff, and faculty. These values are predicated on promoting education—in schools, in the workplace, in organizations, and in the community—as a critically important way to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity.
The after-school and summer camp programs in the Norris Homes were created via a collaboration between Norris residents and the College of Education and are overseen by residents of the community.
Elisabeth Fornaro, EDU ‘18, recently received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). A recent graduate with a PhD in urban education, Fornaro’s research has focused on directing the spotlight of service learning back to the K-12 setting. More specifically, she has expanded the conversation about its benefits to include the positive impacts it has on teachers and their well-being, especially in challenging educational contexts.
Elaina Hawkins, EDU ‘18, has joined the ranks of Fulbright Scholars as she prepares to leave for Spain in the fall. She will live in the region of Galicia and serve as an English teaching assistant in a high school in Spain where she will help with English instruction and community engagement. Hawkins received her B.S.Ed in secondary education with a concentration in Spanish in May.
In May 2018, Kathryn Chiodo received Temple University's prestigious Diamond Award. This award is given to students that excel in academics, leadership, service, and impact. In this interview, Chiodo recounts the opportunities and experiences that helped earn her award and gives advice to students that are interested in applying.
Gabrielle Labolito, STHM ’13, spent much of her life at Temple, whether it was tagging along with her father, longtime university photographer Joseph V. Labolito, or working toward her two degrees. Now, she’s giving the graduate address at the College of Education’s Commencement.