Alumni Stories

Headshots of David Roberts (left) and Doug Korn (right) appear with a boxed headline that says “Harnessing the Power of Education.”]
October 22, 2020

Penn GSE’s new Board of Overseers Chair, Doug Korn, W’84, and his predecessor, David Roberts, W’84, support Dean Grossman’s vision and the School’s work creating opportunity through education.

  • Leadership
  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
The headline “Celebrating Virtually” and red and blue pennants appear above screenshots of two event videos. The screenshot on the left says. “Join us for a virtual Alumni Weekend Saturday May 16. 2020.” The screenshot on the right shows Dean Grossman smiling above the words “Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education.”]
October 22, 2020

Penn Alumni Weekend and Penn GSE Commencement went virtual for 2020, keeping the University and School communities connected from afar amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
Headshots of two alumni, a woman and a man, appear on a dark yellow background with the headline “Adapting in Times of Crisis: Penn GSE Alumni Shape Education’s Future.”
October 22, 2020

The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
Headshot of Sunny Jiao
May 13, 2020

Members of the Penn GSE community have stepped forward amidst the shortage of personal protective equipment brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Alumni
Headshots of five alumni appear in a checkerboard pattern with a blue square in the upper left that says, “Penn GSE Alumni Lead and Innovate”
May 12, 2020

As leaders and educators, Penn GSE alumni are making an impact in urban education across the country.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
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January 23, 2020

Locally and nationally, Penn GSE Education Entrepreneurship alumni are innovating at all levels of education, both within and beyond the classroom.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
A folded composition book with children’s writing and drawings lies next to a tray of crayons
January 10, 2020

Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07, and Judy Buchanan discuss how the Philadelphia Writing Project enriches K–12 teachers’ and students’ learning and how a new initiative is cultivating Philadelphia’s youngest writers.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
Headshot of a smiling man in a blazer in front of a background of balloons
January 8, 2020

Penn GSE alumnus Eduardo (Tony) A. Alleyne, GRD’16, works to help first-generation, low-income high school students prepare for college.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
Angela Duckworth and Dean Grossman sit opposite each other conversing before an audience
December 5, 2019

Character, collaboration, and project-based learning were topics of conversation when best-selling author and Penn professor Angela Duckworth joined Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman for a discussion during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Woman with glasses smiling
November 21, 2019

Penn GSE alumna Angela Cleveland, GED’01, is helping school counselors broaden student participation in computer science.

  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni

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