Longstanding School of Education supporters Sandi Redenbach (’72, Credential ’73) and Ken Gelatt (’67, Credential ’68) have generously established an endowed scholarship fund to show their appreciation for Founding Dean Harold Levine’s accomplishments and to celebrate his well-earned retirement.
The Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt Teaching Credential STEM Scholarship in Honor of Dean Harold G. Levine will be awarded to a teaching credential student with a career focus on STEM subjects in public schools.
Founding School of Education Dean Harold Levine retired on June 30, 2016. He came to UC Davis from UCLA in 2001, and since then has been a tireless advocate for the School’s vision to eliminate educational inequities and advance a quality education for all.
In the rapidly changing society of California, with new technologies, growing diversity, and considerable challenges around income and access to opportunity, education stands as a critically important field for addressing the breadth of our state’s needs and providing the best chances for our children, youth and adults to thrive.
Barbara Celli joined the UC Davis School of Education in October 2016. As Executive Director of Development and External Relations, she manages the development and marketing/communications efforts for the School of Education. Most recently, Barbara was the Senior Director of Development and Partnerships at the UC Davis World Food Center. There she connected the interests of individuals, companies and foundations to philanthropic opportunities that advance healthy and sustainable food solutions.
There are seven million exceptional children with special needs in our American school system, such as children with autism spectrum development. They have the right to appropriate and comparable educational opportunities. Truly meeting the needs of these children requires a commitment to integrating advances in educational science, neuroscience, and social policy.