School of Education News
Dr. Joellen Maples, Associate Professor in Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Literacy Department, was recently selected by ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English) to be a member of its Walden Award Committee.
St. John Fisher College received a grant on October 2 from the First Niagara Foundation that will help fund the continuation of a mentoring initiative started in 2012 between the College and the World of Inquiry School No. 58.
This academic year, St. John Fisher College has welcomed several new faculty. Some have previously served as adjunct faculty members, while others are new to the College.
Dr. Michael Wischnowski, Dean of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, was recently appointed to the Diocesan School Board for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.
On August 3 and 4, the St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education and the School’s Executive Leadership Doctoral Program sponsored the “Schools Sharing What Works” symposium for charter school teachers, leaders, and board members from across New York State. Over 100 participants came together to share innovative practices and practical strategies for student success.
The annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) was held at St. John Fisher College from June 30 – July 3, attracting 165 AP teachers from schools across New York State, outlying states, and even some from as far away as Turkey.
Dr. Whitney Rapp, Associate Professor in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, has recently published a book that is a resource for inclusive education teachers and teacher candidates.
At a press conference earlier today, St. John Fisher College announced that it will offer its Doctoral Program in Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) at Rockland Community College, beginning in September. This is the third extension site for Fisher’s Ed.D. Program—the College of New Rochelle was the College’s first site partner, opening in 2009, with Onondaga Community College opening in 2013.
Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the African American Studies Program, and faculty member in the Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) Program, was recently commissioned to create an original piece for the Emma Willard School’s Bicentennial Celebration on May 10.
The St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America that will be used to support an ongoing partnership with the Rochester Early College International High School.