Penn GSE Career Paths

Finding balance between theory and the real world

Megan Stutesman

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2019

Hands on research in mental health

Daphney Gaston

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2019

My time as a graduate student allowed me to conduct research with ISHD professors and researchers at Penn Center for Mental Health. Through these hands-on experiences, I was able to envision myself doing research in human development full time.

Bridging the Digital Divide Through Counseling

Angela Cleveland, GED’01

Penn GSE alumna Angela Cleveland, GED’01, is helping school counselors broaden student participation in computer science. We spoke with her to learn more about her journey and her dedication to bridging the digital divide.

Angela Cleveland, GED’01

Bringing the Penn Literacy Network to China and Western Canada

Shuai (Michelle) Shen, GED’08

Shuai (Michelle) Shen, GED’08, is an educational consultant based in Vancouver, Canada. We sat down with her to discuss how her work for the Penn Literacy Network (PLN) at Penn GSE is bringing practical, evidence-based professional development to teachers in China and beyond.

Shuai (Michelle) Shen, GED’08

Keeping a Community Inspired

Navin Valrani, W’93, GED’18

 

Headshot of Navin Valrani

Collaborating to Meet Students’ Needs

Megan Tribble, GED’11

 

Headshot of Megan Tribble

Examining Education, Culture, and Context

Sydney Negus, GED’17

Sydney Negus, GED’17, spends much of her workday conduct­ing research and evaluating pro­grams in a diverse school district where more than one hundred different languages are spoken at home by students.

Sydney Negus, GED’17

Fostering Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Andrew Biros

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.

Andrew Biros

Jennifer Isom O’Malley, GED’98, and Matthew V. O’Malley, GED’95

Jennifer Isom O’Malley and Matthew V. O’Malley

It was a passion for educating children that brought together Penn GSE Overseer and Education Alumni Association (EAA) Board member Matthew V. O’Malley, GED’95, and Jennifer Isom O’Malley, GED’98, nearly two decades ago, at a time when both were teaching in schools. 

Jennifer Isom O’Malley and Matthew V. O’Malley

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