School of Education selects Deborah Siebern-Dennis to receive Alumni Award
Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni with an awards celebration. In 2019, UMKC School of Education is honoring Deborah Siebern-Dennis (B.A. ’05) with their Alumni Achievement Award.
As a seventh-grade science teacher at Bode Middle School in St. Joseph, Missouri, Siebern-Dennis is known for her engaging lessons, understanding of students’ needs and passion for learning. She is currently one of 45 middle school science teachers from across the U.S. selected to participate in a two-year teaching and learning project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project will emphasize disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts. She sat down with us to share the scoop on teaching.
Stronger academic skills than co-educated peers cited along with confidence and community involvement.
Graduates of all-girls schools have a definitive edge over their coeducated peers in academic achievement, community involvement and self-confidence in the sciences, according to research led by a School of Education professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation has granted UMKC’s School of Education national accreditation at the initial-licensure level for meeting rigorous professional standards of excellence in teacher preparation, effective between 2018 and 2025.
The UMKC School of Education has appointed Eric Camburn, Ph.D., as the Sherman Family Foundation Endowed Chair and Director of the Urban Education Research Center, holding the appointment of professor in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations.
Camburn brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. Prior to joining UMKC, he served as Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also served as chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Continue reading “Camburn appointed as Endowed Chair”→
Congratulations to Laura Adams, who is a recipient of a Gysbers Foundation Scholarship for the 2018 Missouri School Counselor Association Fall (MSCA) Conference. The foundation will cover the registration for the MSCA Fall Conference, which is scheduled for November 4-6 and will be held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The foundation is named in honor of Dr. Norman C. Gysbers. Dr. Gysbers is a retired Curators Professor of Educational/School & Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri – Columbia and is a nationally and internationally known authority on comprehensive School Counseling program development.