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2009: School Moves Into a Permanent Home

Christian Faltis

After seven years, the School of Education moves into its permanent home at the corner of First and A Streets, the City of Davis entrance to campus. Before the dust settles, the School launches several new programs aimed at strengthening teachers’ understanding of academic literacy, empowering youth to find their voice, and encouraging alumni to become more engaged with the School.

Milestones & Achievements

  • School moves into permanent home at First and A Streets
  • School’s West Sacramento Early College Prep charter school welcomes first high school students
  • Professor Christian Faltis joins School as the Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education
  • School of Education Alumni Council established; Sandi Redenbach (BA ‘72, Credential ‘73) named founding chair
  • Alumnus Wesley Sever (EdD ‘09) selected by U.S. Department of Education to receive 2009 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership
  • School hosts first annual Honoring Educators Distinguished Alumni Awards; Marlene Bell (BA ‘68, Credential ‘71) and Bart O‚ÄôBrien (Credential ‘76, MA ‘76) named Distinguished Education Alumni
  • Sandi Redenbach (BA ‘72, Credential ‘73) establishes the Sandi Redenbach “Student at Promise” Award, an endowed scholarship fund for teacher credential students with a $53,000 gift
  • The CRESS Center launches the Pacific Coast Teacher Innovation Network with $1 million grant from the California Postsecondary Education program
  • Center for Applied Policy in Education launches Superintendent Executive Leadership Forum
  • CRESS Center hosts first annual Academic Literacy Summit and the first annual Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) Summit
  • Distinguished Educational Thinker Series speakers: Alfredo Artiles, Michael Fullan, and Pedro Noguera

“Here at UC Davis, we strive to prepare teachers who see learning as joyful and creative. To do so, we rely on a Teacher Education faculty comprised of former classroom teachers who enjoy immensely the work they do with other teachers—from novice teachers to experienced teachers. Our Teacher Education program is grounded in inquiry learning, advocacy for equity, collaboration, and reflection. We seek to instill in our teachers sets of experiences with teaching and learning that prepare them to be inquisitive, reflective teacher leaders who are artful and compassionate about education.”
          – Christian Faltis, Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education

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