SOE News Archive

  • Apply to Graduate!

    Jan 29, 2014

    If you are planning to graduate Winter, Spring, or Summer 2014, now is the time to apply to graduate. Please apply by March 15. Students graduating Winter, Spring, or Summer 2014 must meet this deadline as one of the qualifications to be eligible to participate in Commencement. Directions for applying to graduate may be found by following the title link.

  • SOE Faculty Host Alumni Award Social January 30

    Nov 20, 2013

    The School of Education will host its annual Alumni Award Social as part of Seattle Pacific University's 2015 Homecoming events on Friday, February 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The event provides an opportunity for alumni and a guest to connect with School of Education faculty and Dr. Rick Eigenbrood, dean of the School of Education, while enjoying complimentary hors d' oeuvres. More information.

  • Doctoral Student Receives Golden Apple Award

    Oct 29, 2013

    SPU doctoral student Zakariya Palsha has been recognized for his outstanding educational leadership with a 2013 Golden Apple Award, one of the most prestigious educational honors in Washington state. Palsha, principal at Campbell Hill Elementary in Renton School District, is enrolled in Seattle Pacific's Doctor of Education (EdD) program while also earning his superintendent certificate here.

    Under Palsha's leadership, Campbell Hill Elementary has made extra efforts to reach out to their ethnically diverse community. (Students of color make up 95 percent of the student body.) He has also initiated wide-reaching after-school programs and extensive staff training. "He's the number one principal I've worked under," says Campbell Hill instructional facilitator Helen Babbin. "He really is a global educator."

    This year's eight Golden Apple Award winners will be featured in a television special to be aired across the state.