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LaShawn Frost

Alumni Spotlight: LaShawn Frost

USF Alumna LaShawn Frost entered the education profession after being inspired through volunteer work at a Sarasota County teen parent program. Since then, she's advanced her career into impactful leadership roles and serves as principal at Booker Middle School in Sarasota, Fla.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends

Troy Sadler

Alumni Spotlight: Troy Sadler

Troy Sadler, PhD `03, has dedicated his career to helping prepare the next generation of science educators to provide high-quality instruction to their students.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends

USF College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award recipients 2021

USF College of Education announces recipients of 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year, the College of Education presents our Distinguished Alumni Awards to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our graduates. Recipients are selected by a committee of College of Education faculty, staff and administrators from nominations submitted by the USF community.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

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Six school psychology doctoral students selected for nationally-competitive internships through APPIC match program

Six doctoral students from USF’s school psychology program were selected for competitive internships through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), an organization that helps match distinguished applicants with competitive internship programs available across the nation.

April 20, 2021Academics, College of Education News

Patriann Smith photographed with her younger brother, David Smith, during a family visit to Soufriere.

USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith, assistant professor of literacy studies in the USF College of Education, has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 19, 2021Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff, Research

Maude Graham

Student Spotlight: Maude Graham

When she was 9-years-old, Maude Graham dreamed of replacing the lined-up teddy bears in her bedroom with her own classroom of students. Today, she’s an experienced third-grade reading teacher at Rosabelle W. Blake Academy and was honored as the 2021 Polk County Teacher of the Year—a recognition that’s reserved for only one out of 6,800 educators in the county’s school district.

April 14, 2021Student Life

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Faculty and Staff Notes: Spring 2021

Learn about the accomplishments and achievements of the College of Education's faculty and staff during the Spring 2021 semester.

March 31, 2021Faculty and Staff

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USF faculty, students to present at 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

The research of more than 80 USF faculty and graduate students will be presented to the educational research community at the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting from April 8-12.

March 31, 2021College of Education News, Research

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USF College of Education graduate programs climb 9 points in U.S. News rankings

The University of South Florida's College of Education is nationally recognized for its graduate education programs and has climbed to no. 64 in the 2022 rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

March 30, 2021Academics, College of Education News

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City of St. Petersburg selects USF researchers to identify, make recommendations to address systemic racism

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of South Florida will assist the city of St. Petersburg in identifying structural racism and make recommendations on how to address the multi-faceted issue.

March 23, 2021Research

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Doctoral student receives national fellowship from Drexel Fund to launch inclusive private school

USF doctoral student Gretchen L. Stewart was awarded a fellowship by The Drexel Fund to help launch a new private school in the Tampa Bay area.

March 9, 2021College of Education News, Student Life

Mellissa Alonso-Teston

Alumni Spotlight: Mellissa Alonso-Teston

Since graduating, USF alumna Mellissa Alonso-Teston began teaching and advanced into a district position in 1996 that enabled her to author and lead Hillsborough County Public Schools' Reading Coach Project. In 2017, Alonso-Teston’s desire to become an education researcher motivated her to pursue a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy Studies at USF.

March 3, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.