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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October 14, 2017

As president of American Public Education Inc., Wallace “Wally” E. Boston, GRD’10, believes online education is the future.

  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Jolley Bruce Christman, GED’71, GR’87, and her late husband Steven S. Goldberg, GR’85, support graduating doctoral students at Penn GSE for their work in urban education.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Margaret Plympton, GRD’11, believes the liberal arts are a worthy investment for higher education.

  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Described by Forbes as revolutionary educators, Drs. Lynn Fuchs, GED’73, and Doug Fuchs, GED’73, believe customizable interventions are the best way to keep students on track.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Peter Jordan, GRD’08, president of Tarrant County College, believes in the strong academic foundation community colleges can provide students and the general public.

  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

David Soo, GR’11, believes technology is key to increasing access to education.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Learn why Irma Perez-Johnson, GR’08, thinks data-driven decision-making is the future of education.

  • Alumni
April 14, 2017

Penn GSE alumni are addressing national challenges through affordable college options, data to drive decisions, educational access, and the liberal arts.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Smiling man with white hair and glasses
April 14, 2017

A school principal for forty-two years, Michael G. Kirsch knows the value of professional development in a field that faces constant change.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
Smiling woman with curly hair
October 14, 2016

Using her education background, Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64, builds awareness of illustration’s role in American art.

  • Alumni

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