Asked what they appreciate about teacher Jeannine Rogel, her fifth-grade students in Medina agree: She’s no softie. She loves us. To Rogel, those two things are the same thing. “Part of loving kids is to expect the best they can give—and they can give a lot more than a lot of people believe they can,” says Rogel. A throng of grateful former students, families and colleagues will gather on June 3 to celebrate her retirement after 47 years of teaching in the Bellevue School District. Rogel received her elementary education degree from Washington State University in 1965.
A new Washington professional standard for teachers, Standard 5, requires them to demonstrate that they can prepare students “to be responsible citizens for an environmentally sustainable, globally interconnected, and diverse society.”
A statewide effort to improve evaluations of public school principals will be led by Clinical Associate Professor Gene Sharratt. Sharratt, a veteran school administrator, will manage the Leadership Framework Project for the Association of Washington School Principals.
Little Jack, fair-haired and bespectacled, stares intently at a learning game on the large video screen in front of him. He rolls his wheelchair forward and touches a colorful cartoon car — to the everlasting delight of his Pullman teacher, Megan Itani.
Among those on our list of 2011-2012 honors is Assistant Professor Olusola Adesope. Recognition of Sola's work included the G.M. Dunlop Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Psychology. He is also among winners of the WSU College of Education faculty funding awards.
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