Alumni Stories

Share Your Story

During these challenging times, Penn GSE welcomes news of how our alumni are educating, leading, and innovating in a complex and changing landscape. We hope you will draw inspiration from the stories we’ve shared on Penn GSE social media and take a moment to share your work with us.

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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
Five Penn GSE faculty wearing business attire stand next to each other and smile
November 6, 2019

Alumni and friends celebrated the extraordinary impact of Penn GSE at the School’s annual Celebration of Educators.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Headshot of Andrew Harris Jacobson and Marina Kunis Jacobson, G’93, WG’93
November 6, 2019

As the Extraordinary Impact Campaign continues, Penn GSE is grateful to generous donors who are investing in the School’s strengths and vision.

  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
Headshot of a smiling woman wearing glasses
September 23, 2019

Sydney Negus, GED’17, draws upon the intercultural perspective she honed at Penn GSE to conduct research and evaluate programs in The School District of Philadelphia.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
Headshot of a smiling man with a dark blazer
September 23, 2019

Robert “Bob” Demare, GRD’14, has developed company-wide learning to improve global business performance, drawing upon his time at Penn GSE.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
A smiling woman interacting with a class of Nepalese students
September 23, 2019

Sharareh Bajracharya, GR’05, is using art to empower students in underfunded and rural schools in Nepal.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
Headshot of a man in a suit and tie sitting outdoors
September 23, 2019

José Antonio Guzmán, GRD’13, says the imprint of his time at Penn GSE is visible all around Universidad de los Andes, where he is president.

 

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
A person holds the planet earth in their cupped hands. The earth is illuminated by city lights and the sun rising on the right side of the planet.
September 23, 2019

Penn GSE alumni are shaping education around the world and in multicultural communities in the United States.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
Shuai (Michelle) Shen
July 9, 2019

Shuai (Michelle) Shen, GED’08, works for the Penn Literacy Network (PLN) at Penn GSE to bring practical, evidence-based professional development to teachers in China and beyond.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Alumni

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