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Alumnus Dr. James Ford appointed Chief of Staff for UC Berkeley Division of Academic Planning

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Gevirtz School Alumnus, Dr. James Ford, has recently been appointed as Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic Planning at UC Berkeley. He transitions to this role after serving as Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara since 2017, which has now been filled by Gevirtz School Alumna, Dr. Leesa Beck. The Division of Academic Planning oversees the overall academic direction of UC Berkeley, stewards space in university facilities,...

Alumna Dr. Leesa Beck appointed Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara

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Gevirtz School Alumna, Dr. Leesa Beck, has been appointed as Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Beck will replace Dr. James Ford, another Gevirtz School Alumnus, who recently became Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic Planning at UC Berkeley.

Since 2006, Dr. Beck has worked in the Registrar’s Office, serving as University Registrar since 2012. Her achievements include leading the office through numerous...

The Department of Education will hold its 2019 New Student Orientation on September 25

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The Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School will kick off the new academic year with its 2019 New Student Orientation on Wednesday, September 25 from 2:30-5:00 pm in ED 1215. All newly admitted students are encouraged to attend. Students will have the opportunity to meet the faculty and staff in the Department of Education and join other new students for break-out sessions with Education faculty.

Following this...

Documentary “The Pushouts”—featuring UC Santa Barbara’s Victor Rios and Rebeca Mireles-Rios—airs on PBS on Friday, September 20 at 10 pm

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The award-winning documentary The Pushouts (2018, dir. Katie Galloway), which features UC Santa Barbara’s Victor Rios and Rebeca Mireles-Rios, will air on PBS SoCal on Friday, September 20 at 10 pm. The film follows Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member turned award-wining professor and author as he and his partner Rebeca Mireles-Rios work with young people in Watts who have been pushed out of school for reasons...

The Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology to Hold its New Student Orientation for the 2019-20 School Year on September 23

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The Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology will hold its 2019 Orientation for new and returning students on Monday, September 23. New students should arrive at the Dean’s Boardroom (ED 4108) at 8:45 am and returning students and faculty should arrive at 9:00 am. The day’s event will last until 4:00 pm.

Student Profile: Daniel Merritt, Generalist

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Daniel Merritt is a M.Ed. and MST credential candidate in the Teacher Education Program. (Note this 5?s format is taken from one of the School's internal communications, and is meant to help the Gevirtz community get to know itself better.)

GGSE: Who (living or dead) do you most admire?
Merritt: My mother. She has been a professional and personal inspiration. She was an elementary school teacher...

UCSB Children’s Center and Koegel Autism Center Partner for Early Intervention Study

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Over the course of one year, UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education Services (ECCES) and the UCSB Koegel Autism Center will conduct a study aimed to improve the social, behavioral, and/or adaptive skills of twelve students who have been identified as having behavioral challenges and/or social communication skill deficits. This activity is made possible through the Early Intervention and Support Partnership, a collaboration among ECCES, the...

The First Cohort of PEAC Community Fellows for Education Enter UCSB Teacher Education Program and Teach at Santa Barbara Unified upon Graduation

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Four local college graduates are inaugurating an innovative new program that funds teacher training at UCSB for positions in Santa Barbara-area classrooms. Alejandrina and Maria Lorenzano, Evely Jimenez, and Monica Rojas are the first to receive a PEAC Community Fellowship for Education, which will provide each with full funding to attend UCSB’s acclaimed Teacher Education Program. Upon earning their teaching credentials, each will receive an...

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