Siabhan May-Washington, Ed.D. ’91, President, St. Teresa’s Academy is a model of school leadership during the pandemic.
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Keichanda Dees-Burnett grew up at UMKC. From an active undergraduate majoring in communications studies, to a graduate student in higher education administration, to the director of Multicultural Student Affairs and co-interim dean of students, the Kansas City native is a key source of support for minority students on campus.
Two School of Education faculty members – professor Loyce Caruthers, Ph.D. and professor emeritus Dianne Smith, Ph.D. – are among the trio of editors who compiled this award-winning literature.
UMKC School of Education’s Institute for Urban Education (IUE) offers guidance on creating culturally inclusive classroom environments for all students. Read the suggestions for creating culturally inclusive classroom environments.
As an undergraduate at UMKC, Lauren Thompson (B.F.A. ’09, B.A. ’09, M.A. ’12) would dance for six hours a day, then go to her psychology classes. Along the way, she also decided to get a minor in gender and women’s studies. A year after graduation, she was back at UMKC, pursuing her master’s in counseling and guidance, with a focus on mental health. She later opened her Pilates studio, Thrive Pilates in Kansas City’s Westside, which incorporates this wide range of training and experiences. She wanted to meet the multifaceted needs of women from both physical and mental health perspectives, and her diverse background gave her the skills she needed to do it.