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, 2016

Constance Clayton, GRD’81, utilizes African-American art to empower and educate children.

 

  • Alumni
October 14, 2016

Hitomi Yoshida, GED’95, broadens the student experience through intercultural programming at the Penn Museum.

  • Alumni
October 14, 2016

Jesse Nickelson, GRD’11, believes it is his mission, as an educator and museum administrator, to cultivate civic engagement and leadership in students.

  • Alumni
Andrew Biros
April 14, 2016

When Andrew Biros, C’10, GED’12, undertook his student-teaching assignment in Penn GSE’s Teacher Education Program, he found that too many of his pupils at University City High School in Philadelphia did not expect to be active participants in the classroom.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Woman smiling
April 14, 2016

To Helen Gym, C’93, GED’96, if the quality of American public education is at stake, so are the values at the heart of our democracy.

 

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
April 14, 2016

In 2009, Paul Quinn College was in danger of losing its accreditation. When Michael Sorrell, GRD’15, became president, he enacted a series of audacious initiatives that effected change, empowerment, and enrollment.

  • Higher Education
  • Alumni
April 14, 2016

Shruti Bhat, GED’15, has made it her mission to bring education, health, and social services to children in poverty around the globe.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
Painting of girl reading book with butterflies flying out.
April 14, 2016

Learn how Penn GSE alumni are addressing insufficient funding, unidentified learning needs, poverty, and gaps in educational quality and availability.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
December 7, 2015

On the first day of her internship at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) in Philadelphia, then-student Jasmine Jenkins, GED’14, GED’15, was nearly in tears, but more convinced than ever that she had found her vocation.

 

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
October 14, 2015

Lindsey Gerdes, GED’15, speaks about her journey from advice columnist to first grade teacher.

  • Alumni

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