Friday, April 11, 2014

UNO Education Administration Students, Alumni Rack Up Awards

The University of New Orleans education administration program in the College of Education and Human Development is celebrating this week after students and alumni racked up several regional awards.

Current PhD student Kathy Theodore was just named the Edward Hinsman Award winner for 2013 from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory for her work in supporting schools to improve results with under-served students. Named for SEDL's first executive director, the Edwin Hindsman award is for a staff member who has exhibited outstanding work that makes substantial contributions in the service of children.

Emily Miller, assistant principal at Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna, received the 2013 Outstanding EDAD Masters Graduate Award.

Principal Debra Cooper told The Times-Picayune, "Ms. Miller provides the students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in the class. Her students are engaged in classroom activities because they can readily see the practical need for their new knowledge. She creates lessons where students actively participate in the learning process. This involvement generates a highly effective educational experience. Furthermore, she demonstrates excellent planning and preparation. Each unit is well-thought-out, and activities are selected to maximize student achievement.'' Cooper also said, "Equally important, Ms. Miller has established a very positive rapport with her students. Her students want to learn.''

Graduate student Cynthia Kenney received the 2013 Outstanding EDAD PhD Graduate Student Award for her dissertation, "Perceptions of Women's Team's Coaches Regarding Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance in Community Colleges."


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