Volume 4, Number 8

June 2012

Dr. Nancy Farnan to Serve on Teacher Preparation Advisory Board

Dr. Nancy Farnan

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Farnan, Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education.  Dr. Farnan has been invited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to serve on the 2012 Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel. Twenty-nine individuals, who represent key education stakeholder groups from across the state, have been appointed to the panel. Read More

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Counseling Students Recognized for Research on Voice

Miriam Pacheco, Fiona Ho, Irene Chung and Cynthia Arocha, second year school counseling graduate students, are to be congratulated for winning the Dean’s Award at San Diego State’s Student Research Symposium. According to Dr. Carol Robinson-Zañartu, who mentored the students, their work resulted in an extremely clear and professional model of research and presentation delivery.   For more information, please visit the Student Research Symposium website.

Future Teacher Shines at SDSU:  Lindsay Goulet, B.A. 2012

by Mary L. Lawlor, Ph. D.

Lindsay GouletFor Lindsay Goulet, graduating in May 2012 (Summa Cum Laude) with a degree in social science and entering the College of Education Teacher Credential Program in August 2012 are just the next touchstones in her learning adventure.  The Sweetwater High School graduate entered San Diego State through the Compact for Success, a partnership between SDSU and the Sweetwater Union High School District, and credits the efforts of her own middle and high school teachers for inspiration to become a teacher.  Read More

COE Student Makes a Difference: Malia A. Green, Class of 2012

by Mary L. Lawlor, Ph. D.

Mallia A. GreenAfter researching many universities, Malia A. Green chose to attend San Diego State University for two very important reasons – “diversity and community engagement.”  The former Marine Staff Sergeant, who joined the military at age 17, left after seven years to focus on family and education.  Her then two-year-old son began attending preschool, coming home every day excited by what he was learning.  So Malia decided to take an introductory child development course at a community college and “fell in love.”  Read More

SDSU Lands Collection of Old Textbooks

by John Wilkens

(from the San Diego Union-Tribune)

See Dick run. See Jane run. See Dick and Jane run to the library at San Diego State University.

About 400 old California textbooks, some dating to the mid-1800s, have been donated by a University Heights collector to the college, where scholars and students will use them to better understand how and what earlier generations were taught. Read more

Two M.A. Candidates in SPED/Autism Selected "Teacher of the Year" By Their Districts

Estella Vasquez Pena and Garth HebblerTwo local teachers, who are also current SDSU graduate students, have been nominated by their districts as Teacher of the Year.

Preschool teacher Estella Vasquez Peña of Willow Elementary was nominated by San Ysidro School District, and Garth Hebbler of Rolando Park Elementary is runner-up for elementary school teacher of the year for San Diego Unified School District. They will enter the competition for the title of San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Read more