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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

COE Alumna is New Principal of Lakeview Elementary

Staci Arnold
It’s official.

Staci Arnold, a San Diego State University (SDSU) alumna, is the new principal of Lakeview Elementary in Lakeside.

“I am thrilled to be principal at Lakeview,” said Arnold. “I am privileged to call Lakeview my home as I have a strong connection with staff, students and the community.”

Monday, September 19, 2016

Loh-Hagan Receives Award in Reading Education

Virginia Loh-Hagan

She has an intense passion for books.

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, a faculty member in the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education, has written academic books. She has written children’s books, presented at local and national book conferences and has served in book award committees.

Her outstanding contributions to the advancement of reading in California, were recently recognized with the California Reading Association's Marcus Foster Memorial Reading Award. The award was established in 1973 to honor the late Dr. Marcus Foster, superintendent of schools in Oakland.

Pang Advocates for Asian Pacific American Achievement

Asian American boy climbing on the rope at playground
School of Teacher Education faculty member, Dr. Valerie Ooka Pang, is speaking out for better policies and approaches for examining data regarding the very diverse groups of students identified as Asian American and Pacific Islander.  Pang’s research has highlighted the diversity of this very large population of students and challenges us to avoid glossing over important student needs by overgeneralizing characteristics.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tear Down the Barriers to Bilingual Education

Spanish-immersion kindergarten class at Sherman Elementary
Bilingual education in California suffered a major blow when Proposition 227 passed nearly 20 years ago. Proposition 58 will fix Prop. 227’s mistakes. The measure proposes access and equity to bilingual education programs for all students in California, both those who enter public schools needing to learn English, and English-only speaking students who want to learn a second language.

Read more at Voice of San Diego

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz
Do you like pad thai noodles? There’s someone in the College of Education that’s really good with a wok! Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz loves to cook, is a world traveler, and can teach you a thing or two about paying for college. Learn more about the new Interim Director of the School of Teacher Education in this month’s 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the COE Faculty and Staff.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Liberal Studies Major Moves to College of Education

Liberal Studies Majors Silvia Oliveros, Christopher Turner, and Brittain Cetina


The major for future elementary and middle school teachers has a new home.

San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Liberal Studies major is now part of the College of Education. The transition became official this fall.

Student Leadership Spotlight: Mikayla Lacebal



Great leaders establish their leadership early on in their professional careers. Mikayla Lacebal, a senior Liberal Studies major at San Diego State University, is certainly no exception.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Convocation Kicks Off New Year

Randy Philipp with COE faculty, staff and friends
The annual event marks the beginning of the academic year and recognizes faculty Monty winner, Randolph Phillip, Director of SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), an interdisciplinary community of research scholars from the College of Education and College of Sciences. A testament to his national reputation in the field, he was recently elected president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Read more about the All-University Convocation at SDSU Newscenter