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KDP Celebrates Centennial at Drake

ONE HUNDRED YEARS and counting.  The School Of Education (SOE) Chapter of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, is celebrating 100 years of Drake University chapter membership.  The School of Education’s Epsilon Chapter was the fourth chapter in the nation and has been active since 1917.     KDP was founded in...

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Doctoral Students Win Awards at Conference

The Iowa Educational Research & Evaluation Association (IEREA) held their annual conference, Bridging Research and Practice to Meet Educational Challenges,  last month at the ACT Ferguson Conference Center in Iowa City.  This conference brings together practitioners, faculty and students from around the state to collaborate on innovative educational practices and to share current research.  The...

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Student Teachers Celebration

Forty-six teacher education candidates celebrated the completion of a successful student teaching semester on Tuesday, December 13 at Levitt Hall.  Joining them in celebrating were mentor teachers, supervisors, Dean Janet McMahill, Associate Dean Catherine Gillespie, Coordinator of Field Placement, Amy Holderied-Smith, and Director of Student Teaching, Michelle Krogulski. The music education student teachers provided festive...

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Faculty Selected to Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Sally Beisser has been selected to serve on the Teaching For High Potential Editorial Advisory Board for a four-year term as one of 15 educators in gifted education. Her induction took place at the National Association for Gifted Children National Conference (NAGC) in Orlando, Florida.  At this conference, Dr. Beisser presented on “An Early Childhood Assessment Tool to...

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Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.

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Guest Speaker on Legal Developments in Special Education

The School of Education at Drake University is pleased to present a one-day special education conference on February 16 focused on legal developments in the field.  This Special Education Law Conference will feature Dr. Mitch Yell from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Yell will provide special education updates at the national level as well...

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Network for Education Leaders

57 educational leaders from around the state of Iowa were in attendance at the inaugural meeting of the Drake Continual Improvement Network, held on Wednesday, September 21 on-campus at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Dean Jan McMahill offered a heartwarming welcome to members of the network, followed by an informative keynote by Dr. Patricia Greco, superintendent...