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February 9, 2015

From the Desk of Dean Jane Ashdown

No school of education can be an ivory tower if it is to produce outstanding professionals. The strength of the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education’s professional preparation programs is that we depend on strong relationships with schools, clinics and community organizations.

These partnerships allow us to place our beginning professionals in real-world contexts to learn alongside experts, many of whom are our graduates. The February 2015 edition of the Ammon School’s Newsletter reminds us of some of the important ways these partnerships offer a win-win professional learning experience for all concerned.

Our partnership with Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and Sciences, coordinated by Diana Feige, Ed.D., focuses on a collaborative writing project between the high school students and Adelphi teacher candidates. One of our partnerships with Freeport Union Free School District includes a video featuring Emily Kang, Ph.D., which spotlights the exciting science education professional development involving Adelphi University, faculty, staff and teacher candidates in classroom teaching. And since 2014, Adelphi professors Kevin Mercier, Ed.D., Kadi Bliss, Ph.D., and Anne Gibbone ’00, M.A. ’02, Ed.D., have partnered with Freeport Public Schools in a health and wellness program for students and their parents.

And, finally, check out how our sport management program, under the direction of Greg Letter, Ph.D., and Dan Bedard, sustains valuable partnerships with former graduates in order to educate the next generation of professionals in the sports industry.


Jane Ashdown, Ph.D.

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