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As part of their continuing mission to expand teachers’ knowledge and instructional expertise in literacy education, The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa, both at the University of Northern Iowa College of Education, celebrated their most recent graduates on April 30.
Eighteen professional teachers completed the comprehensive literacy coach certification as part of the Jacobson Center’s second graduating class in the Partnership in Comprehensive Literacy coach preparation program. One graduate finished the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader certificate through the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa’s program which has been at UNI since 2009. Both programs are post-master’s degree programs culminating in an advanced studies certificate. This year’s graduates bring the total number of comprehensive literacy coaches in Iowa to 67. There are also now 15 reading recovery teacher leaders in the state. Please read full article and view image of graduates.
Stephanie Mohorne, principal of Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo, Iowa, was recognized June 4, 2014, with the first UNI Educational Leadership Legacy Award.
The award recognizes alumni of the principalship, superintendency or doctoral programs who have demonstrated exemplary practice related to the program's core values of leadership of learning, service and change. In the first year of the award, six outstanding school leaders from across the state were nominated.
The Midwest Summer Institute will focus on (a) Inclusive schools, employment, and daily living and (b) Communication and supported or facilitated typing for people with autism spectrum disabilities and other complex communication needs. Nationally recognized and area experts on school and community inclusion and alternative communication supports will join us for the two days. Register at