BA and MA in Education Blog

May 2017

‘An American Noel’ by alumna Marianna Boncek to be staged at the Hudson Valley Short Play Festival

An American Noel by Marianna Boncek (MA EDU ’98) will be staged at the Hudson Valley Short Play Festival at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, New York. The festival runs September 15-17, 2017. Marianna  is an English teacher, author, and poet. She has a particularly keen interest in “lost” local history. Her two […]

November 2016

Sophia Maravell earns Goddard Entrepreneur Sustainability grant

Sophia Maravell (MA ’15) received the Goddard Entrepreneur Sustainability grant for starting her business Ecología Rising. Sophia writes: “Ecología Rising grew out of my work in Community Education at Goddard College with the guidance of key faculty members Jackie Fischer and Karla Haas-Moskowitz.” The word ‘ecología’ expresses a Greek philosophy that Sophia adopted and encountered […]

October 2016

An Early Learning Community Resource

Seattle’s Child Care Resources improves all children’s access to high quality early learning experiences by engaging with families, child care providers, and communities. Intrinsic to their daily work is identifying and addressing racism both internally and externally so that all children grow and develop in their early learning environments. How wonderful it is to see the […]

Thomas J. McGlinchey (BA ’15) joins Delaware school as music teacher and chorus director

Thomas J. McGlinchey (BA ’15) joined Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington, Del., as a new K-4 music teacher and chorus director. McGlinchey is currently pursing is master’s degree in Goddard’s Education Program. As Odyssey Charter School is a Greek language bilingual program. I will be incorporating Greek music, song and dance into the music program,” he […]

August 2016

Alumna Priscilla Backman to receive Goddard Presidential Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny will posthumously present Priscilla Ruth Davis Backman with the Presidential Award for Activism during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m. in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield campus. The Goddard Presidential Award for Activism recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in the field of social […]

August 2015

Goddard is first in Vermont to offer Bilingual Education Endorsement for Teachers

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is the first college or university in Vermont to gain state approval to add bilingual education to its teacher education program. The U.S. Department of Education identifies bilingual education as a high-need field in schools that serve low-income students. The Latino population in the U.S. grew by 43 percent between […]

March 2014

4th Annual Dual Language Conference Wrap-Up

At the heart of the fourth annual Dual Language Conference, held at the EDU Seattle Residency on Saturday, February 1, 2014, was the incredibly unified and hardworking core of volunteers that made up the planning committee.  This group of over 30 volunteers was comprised of staff, students, faculty, alumni, and local community members and spent […]

December 2013

Alumna Doyle Canning and The Center for Story-based Strategy

  I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU ’02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving. Imagine my delight when I learned that Doyle is a recent […]

August 2013

Poem Written by a Student in Tribute to David Frisby

  Something, Sometimes         by Diana Abath Something told me to move towards you A camaraderie of the skin—yet not that simple A connection of the heart, the mind No—for I knew neither about yours or mine in that moment Something told me to move towards you A message—in your stance, your sitting, your comfort […]

July 2013

Graduation Tribute to David Frisby

This speech was given at the July 14, 2013 Education Program graduation ceremony in tribute to the late faculty member, David Frisby III. (photo of the author and David above). On behalf of the Education faculty, I offer homage this morning to our beloved friend, colleague, wise elder and mentor, Dr. David Allen Frisby III.   […]