Previous Issues

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Released July 22, 2021

As we say goodbye to the 2020-2021 academic year, we have much to celebrate. On behalf of the Kalmanovitz School of Education, we congratulate the Saint Mary's College Class of 2021. This year, the accomplishments of our many KSOE graduates stand out against the backdrop of a global pandemic whose arc of impact has forever changed the educational narrative of many learners, families, and communities around the world. We will always remember these times for the challenges we have faced socially and emotionally. As a community of learners, the KSOE demonstrated mighty endurance, grace, and valor. We look to the future with restored hope and shared awareness of collective courage, perseverance, and resilience.

Holly Joshi
Released February 22, 2021

The theme of opportunity resonates strongly, and threads together beautifully, the narratives in our spring KSOE Newsletter. We are pleased to showcase the stories of Gael alumni and students in this edition who are seizing opportunity, whether personally or professionally, to view the future differently, evolve with the times, and find new ways of connecting with others. In their roles as counselors, social justice community advocates, school principals, and school district superintendents these Gaels are channeling their passion and Lasallian values to find humanizing solutions to real world problems.

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Released October 27, 2020

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.

Joy broughton

This year, the endeavors and accomplishments of the KSOE community stand out against a backdrop of a mighty global health threat that has challenged us socially, economically, and emotionally in profound ways. No one has been untouched, and our condolences go out to those in the extended KSOE community who have lost family and friends to the virus. The KSOE faculty, staff, students, and graduates this year have demonstrated endurance, compassion, integrity, and achievement throughout the turbulence. We showcase this in the stories included here in our Spring Newsletter.