Alumni News


Alumni News


Nominate Distinguished Alumni for Recognition
Make Your Nominations by March 15, 2016

At the UC Davis School of Education’s annual Honoring Educators Awards Ceremony, we proudly recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our alumni in education.

We invite nominations in two categories: 1) Distinguished Alumni Award and 2) Rising Star Alumni Award to recognize those within ten years of receiving their credential or degree (whichever is later). Make your nomination today! The nomination process closes on March 15, 2016.


CANDEL Alum Co-Authors Guidebook on Teaching Men of Color

Khalid Akil White (EdD ’14) has co-authored Teaching Men of Color in Community College: A Guidebook (by J. Luke Wood, PhD; Frank Harris III, EdD; Khalid White, EdD).


Teacher, Alumna Noted for Being among the First to Teach Next Generation Science Standards
CBS Sacramento

Lisa Hegdahl (BS ‘85, Credential ‘91) teaches 8th grade science at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt. She also serves on the board of directors for the California Science Teachers Association. Her focus is to implement the Next Generation in Science Standards (NGSS) that were adopted by the California State Board of Education in September of 2013. “It is a very exciting time to be teaching science,” she says. Read the full story here.

Hen Werner (Credential '14, MA '15). Photo credit: Gregory Urquiaga, UC Davis Strategic Communications

Beating the Odds
Guardian Professions Program Supports Former Foster Youth

Hen Werner (Credential ’14, MA ’15) and Eden Haven (Credential/MA student) are featured in this story about The Guardian Professions Program, which is housed in the Office of Graduate Studies.

This program is an expansion of the UC Davis School of Education’s successful Guardian Teachers Program, which provides former foster youth with an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree and teaching credential at UC Davis. Read the full story here.

Read Hen’s full story in UC Davis Magazine, pp. 38-39.

Joanna Wong

Alumni News & Notes
Fall 2014

New Doctoral Alumna Begins Fellowship for Research on Bilingual Elementary Student Writing

Joanna Wong (PhD ’14) begins a prestigious two-year mentoring program in the Scholars of Color program funded by the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English.


Alumnus Featured on Capital Public Radio to Discuss His Novel
May 2014

Ken White (BA ‘72, Credential ‘73) has written Getaway Day, a coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of the 1962 World Series. The novel is published by Tate Publishing and is available through the publisher, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. White studied English and history at UC Davis before receiving his teaching credential. He worked on campus for Instructional Television from 1969-1975 and for the College of Engineering from 2006-2009.

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