Each new year brings an opportunity to reflect and start anew. This year, I am excited to be returning to the classroom as an adjunct professor. While it has only been a few years since teaching a class, the Learning Management System and other technologies have changed, and the methods of delivery remain fluid due to the continuing pandemic, which makes this return exciting, chaotic, a bit nerve-racking, and energizing all in one. What is not new and has not changed is the desire to support students’ interests in learning and growing and sharing the experiences and knowledge gained during my journey to date.
Many of you continue to live this reality daily within administrations and classrooms, as well as through other ways within the community. A couple CEHD alumni providing such support are featured in this month’s newsletter. Desiree’ LaMarr-Murphy, EDU ’10, was recently recognized on Good Morning America for her food pantry helping residents of West Philadelphia, and Dr. Jermaine Williams, EDU ’06, ’10, who was recently named President of Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland.
With the humbling reminder that learning is a life-long journey, and everyone can use some support now and again, we, as a supportive community of educators and leaders, welcome 2022 and the Spring Semester, and look forward to hearing your stories of support and how you are applying your #TempleCEHD education in the coming year.
Happy New Year!
Ed Stoner, EdD
Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development