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The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh has been promoting life-changing leadership since its inception in 1910. Many of our alumni, your classmates, have become change agents within the field of education, improving the lives of students everywhere.

Read about some of these amazing individuals and the experiences that have made them into life-changing leaders.

Alexis Contreras - Fostering the Behavioral Development of Youth

Alexis Contreras - Fostering the Behavioral Development of Youth

Published on 7/30/2015 6:00:00 AM

Name: Alexis Contreras Degree Program: Master of Science (MS) in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) ADP Track: 1.) Child and Youth Work and 2.) Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities Alexis Contreras, who graduated from the Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) master’s degree program in... Read More...

Maria Gerardi - Finding a Passion in Higher Education

Maria Gerardi - Finding a Passion in Higher Education

Published on 2/23/2015 6:00:00 AM

Title: Recruitment Researcher Company: UPMC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Degree Program: Master’s of Education (MEd) in Higher Education Management I believe that the University of Pittsburgh School of Education MEd in Higher Education Management has played an extremely important part in... Read More...

Youssef Abdelwahab - Crossing Language and Culture Barriers

 Youssef Abdelwahab - Crossing Language and Culture Barriers

Published on 2/16/2015 6:00:00 AM

Born in Egypt, Youssef Abdelwahab's family moved to the United States when he was young and settled down in Pittsburgh. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, he traveled to Chile for six months to teach English. Upon his return, Abdelwahab joined the foreign la... Read More...

Lauren Silverstein - Starting a Work Preparation Program for Hartford Teens

Lauren Silverstein - Starting a Work Preparation Program for Hartford Teens

Published on 11/11/2014 6:00:00 AM

Typically, pilot programs need some time to find their footing and get things off the ground. However, for Lauren Silverstein, founder and director of the Jr. Apprentice program in Hartford, Conn., this was not an issue. When she began the nonprofit program with the Hartford Consortium for Higher E... Read More...

The Q&A: Alumnus Sean McComb Walks Through the "Door of Opportunity" and Pulls Others Through--On Way to Being Named Teacher of the Year

The Q&A: Alumnus Sean McComb Walks Through the Door of Opportunity and Pulls Others Through--On Way to Being Named Teacher of the Year

Published on 4/30/2014 6:00:00 AM

Out of more than three million teachers in the United States, Sean McComb was named as National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) on Wednesday, April 30. A 2007 alumnus of the School of Education, McComb, who is 30 years old, currently works as a high school... Read More...
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