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Reimagining | To think about again especially in order to change or improve (Moral Courage, transformative leadership; reimaging the future)


Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Friends of KSOE,

We’ve taken this opportunity to change how we approach this newsletter; to focus on stories that feature the impact of our alumni and faculty. Each newsletter edition will focus on a theme - especially relevant for the time. In this issue, we highlight stories of KSOE alumni, students, and faculty who are coming together with renewed energy for a reimagined future. Counseling faculty Drs. Anguiano and Martinez are reimagining how to partner with community organizations to heal through trauma-informed care and anti-racist pedagogies. Leadership faculty member Dr. Monique Lane talks with EdD scholar and Oakland Police Department Deputy Chief Drennon Lindsey about values-based public service and accountability in law enforcement. Rion Larson (BA ‘07, ECR ‘12, MA ‘21), and his student teacher, credential candidate Nikki Griffith (ECR ‘21) discuss how to mitigate educational inequities in K-12 flexible distance learning spaces. Drs. Adria Klein and Debra Semm Rich from the KSOE Reading Recovery Center share their excitement in receiving the HEROES grant which will allow them to expand their offerings and strengthen their support to teachers. These are just a few of the ways the KSOE is reimagining our work and leading by example.

From my family to yours, and on behalf of the extended KSOE learning community, we wish you all a healthy and safe fall and holiday season.   

Carol Ann Gittens, PhD
Dean, Kalmanovitz School of Education

Read the Fall 2020 Message from The Dean