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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.

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...

Laura Bray - LSAP Testimonial

Laura Bray - LSAP Testimonial

Published on 10/25/2013 3:21:00 PM

LSAP is a dynamic and innovative graduate program that engages students in authentic, collaborative, rigorous, and hands-on learning opportunities. The program has provided me excellent coursework, rich research experiences, and close collaborative contact with the school’s great faculty. LSAP’s re... Read More...

UCEA Gives Excellence in Education Leadership Award to Alumna Heidi Ondek

Published on 9/23/2013 6:00:00 AM

Clinical Associate Professor Diane Kirk, Heidi Ondek, and APS Chair Mary Margaret Kerr. The School of Education held a lunch to congratulate Ondek for her recent award. Heidi Ondek, an assistant superintendent at the Quaker Valley School District, was awarded a 2013 Excellence in Educational Leader... Read More...

John Jakicic - One of the Country's Top Nutrition and Exercise Researchers

John Jakicic - One of the Countrys Top Nutrition and Exercise Researchers

Published on 9/13/2013 11:52:00 AM

Shortly after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 with his doctorate, John Jakicic began researching the subjects of nutrition, exercise, and obesity years before it became part of the public consciousness. Unfortunately, since then obesity has become an epidemic in America. This i... Read More...

Miray Tekkumru Kisa - LSAP Testimonial

Miray Tekkumru Kisa - LSAP Testimonial

Published on 8/19/2013 3:18:00 PM

It was not easy finding the right PhD program in the United States that would fit my research interests as I was attempting to apply from Turkey. During my five years in LSAP (I graduated in summer 2013), I felt that this program was a great fit for me. LSAP has several features that make it distin... Read More...
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