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Danielle Roberts-Dahm Portrait

Alumni Spotlight: L. Danielle “Danie” Roberts-Dahm, PhD | A Career She Never Imagined (Because It Didn’t Exist!)

Danie shares her leap of faith, full-circle story, and why students majoring in education should be open to alternative career paths.

May 9, 2024Alumni and Friends

Group photo, Paulette with award

USF Alumni Award recipient empowered students, colleagues, friends

Born into a lineage of ambition and academic excellence, Paulette C. Walker’s dreams were fueled by the legacy of her parents and grandparents. A third-generation college student – rare for a Black person growing up in the U.S. in the 1950s and 60s – Paulette was the child of a teacher, Helen, and an engineer, Otis.

December 7, 2023Alumni and Friends

gift basket

USF College of Education Alumni Society celebrates recent graduates and new teachers with Welcome to Teaching gift baskets

Dave Scanga, chair of the Alumni Society for the USF College of Education and Dean R. Anthony Rolle distributed Welcome to Teaching baskets full of classroom essentials, College of Education memorabilia and treats, such as chocolate and coffee, to alumni serving as first-time teachers across Tampa Bay.

February 28, 2023Alumni and Friends, Community Engagement

Anjum Shah

Alumni Spotlight: Anjum Shah, EdD

From the start of her journey in USF's EdD in Educational Program Development, Anjum Shah made it her goal to create an ethics curriculum for dental hygiene programs, to help others prepare for handling sensitive issues within the profession.

November 2, 2021Academics, Alumni and Friends

Suzette Kelly

Alumni Spotlight: Suzette Kelly

Ever since she began teaching Sunday school students, USF Alumna Suzette Kelly, PhD, knew she would eventually pursue a career in education. While an administrator at a preschool in Jamaica, Dr. Kelly learned about USF’s master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and quickly enrolled.

May 12, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

Edna Jones Miller headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Edna Jones Miller

A three-time graduate of USF, Edna Jones Miller was motivated to pursue a career in higher education thanks to her student involvement activities on campus.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends

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

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

Linda Morales

Alumni Spotlight: Linda Morales

As a parent of three and a former stay-at-home mom, Linda Morales was no stranger to the term “parent involvement.”

May 19, 2020Alumni and Friends, Student Life

Mona Jain with family

Alumni Spotlight: Mona Jain

Dr. Mohinder “Mona” Jain, MD, PhD `84, has dedicated her career to the field of education and serving as a fearless advocate for her students.

May 5, 2020Alumni and Friends

Heather Agazzi

Alumni Spotlight: Heather Agazzi

After spending time with young children as a childcare provider, Agazzi began to garner an interest in the field of school psychology.

November 12, 2019Alumni and Friends

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.