April 30, 2024
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Penn GSE Associate Professor Brooks Bowden leaning against a chalkboard

A. Brooks Bowden, now a tenured associate professor at Penn GSE, transforms her early passion for psychology into influential educational policy research, driving change and shaping futures from the very institution that once inspired her own.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Alumni
April 1, 2024
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These seven Penn GSE alumni will be recognized May 18 during the Celebration of Educators, alongside teacher honorees and other annual award recipients.

  • Alumni
March 12, 2024
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Julee Gard, wearing a red cap, a navy blue and white striped shirt, and a brown apron, is focused on serving sausages at a soup kitchen in Joliet, Illinois, alongside her University of St. Francis colleagues.

Gard developed the Financial Viability Index, a color-coded tool designed to help small, tuition-dependent colleges analyze their financial health efficiently and take actionable steps to avoid closure.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Alumni
March 5, 2024
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Taylor Hausburg and Zachary Herrmann at the UN.

Penn GSE alumni are addressing the challenge of climate change across various sectors, including film, finance, communications, and education, as highlighted in the Penn GSE Magazine.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
February 16, 2024
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Nimet Eren, dressed in red attire, stands in her office surrounded by a collection of artifacts that reflect her journey as an educator.

Nimet Eren, a Penn GSE graduate and principal of Kensington Health Sciences Academy, blends innovative education with a community focus.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
September 29, 2023
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Dr. Constance E. Clayton sits in a peach colored skirt and blazer, surrounded by attendees at the 2016 Constance E. Clayton Lecture

In addition to a chaired professorship in her name and a fellowship she helped establish, Clayton leaves behind a legacy of quality education for students from all backgrounds.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
August 23, 2023
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Mark Ziegler-Thayer smiles at the camera wearing a white blazer over a gray sweater, standing in front of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in Washington, D.C. The words “U.S. Department of Education” are mounted on the face of the building in large metal letters above Mark’s head.

Mark Ziegler-Thayer started out as a part-time kindergarten teacher’s assistant. The experience changed their life. Two master’s degrees later, they are now working to effect change at the national level in a prestigious, two-year Presidential Management Fellows program, where they hope to increase access to high-quality and equitable education for all students.

  • Alumni
June 20, 2023
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Dean Grossman stands in the middle of six smiling Education Alumni Award winners in front of a screen with the Penn GSE logo on it.

The annual Alumni Weekend event included a panel discussion, an awards ceremony, and recognition of teachers who have served in classrooms for more than five years.

  • Alumni
April 3, 2023
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The 2023 winners, teacher honorees and other annual award recipients will be recognized May 13 during the Celebration of Educators, alongside a panel discussion with Dean Pam Grossman.

  • Alumni
March 24, 2023
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The mid-career alum founded Delaware College Scholars, a free college prep program to support under-resourced high school and college students. The organization has a 100 percent high school graduation rate across all the state’s 19 districts.

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