SOE News Archive

  • 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.

  • Educational Leadership, on One Page

    Jul 10, 2013

    Doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, certification programs for educators, superintendents, or principals … These programs may address a number of diverse leadership needs across your campus or school district, and you can now begin your search on our new Educational Leadership page.

  • On Middle School Learners Panel Discussion

    May 16, 2013

    Educators discuss middle school learners with School of Education students at Seattle Pacific University.

    Panel participants included

    Cindy Sink, SPU Clinical Instructor/University Coordinator
    Betsy LeDoux, SPU University Coordinator
    Shannon Depew, Middle School Math Teacher, Eisenhower, MS, Everett
    Abby LeBaron, Middle School Teacher, Humanities, recent SPU grad
    Carol Johnson, Middle School Counselor, Alderwood MS, Edmonds
    Dr. David Denton, Chair, MAT/ARC Teacher Education Programs

    Listen to the Podcast now.