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Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Alum Named to Forbes “30 Under 30 in Education” List

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, an alumna of the LMU/Teach For America Partnership program, was named to the 2014 Forbes “30 Under 30 in Education” list. The distinction recognizes her influential accomplishments at the intersection of education, technology and entrepreneurship. In 2013, Schumacher-Hodge was named Director of Startup Weekend Education, the education-oriented branch of UP Global, a non-profit […]

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Maggie Bove-LaMonica

Alum and Staff Member Elected to Local School District Board

Maggie Bove-LaMonica, assistant director of the LMU Family of Schools and an alumna of the LMU School of Education and Loyola Law School, was elected to a four-year term on the Hermosa Beach City School District Board in December 2013. The K-8 school district is located in Los Angeles’ South Bay and serves 1,400 students […]

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Three From the School of Education Named LAUSD Teachers of the Year

Two LMU School of Education alumni, Shawn Boone and Daniel Gettinger, and one current student, Collin Felch, have been named recipients of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year honor. The distinction, given this year to 21 teachers out of the more than 27,500 in the district, recognizes “exemplary and creative […]

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Conversation with Hrag Hamalian, M.A. ’07

LMU Magazine spoke with Hrag Hamalian on the challenges of teaching and the value of teacher preparation. He’s an alumnus of the LMU/Teach for America Partnership program and founder and principal of Valor Academy in the San Fernando Valley. Read the interview.

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SOE Alumni & Friends Gather at 5th Annual Fall Networking Reception

More than 130 Los Angeles area alumni, faculty, staff and community partners gathered at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles on October 22 to connect with colleagues and friends and discuss opportunities to advance education in the region. Shane P. Martin, dean and professor of the School of Education, acknowledged the evening was an […]

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Lori Pawinski

Triple LMU Alum Named Chief Academic Officer of LA’s Promise

Lori Pawinski, an adjunct SOE professor and triple LMU alumna (BA ’85, MA School Administration ’91 and EdD ’07), was recently named chief academic officer of LA’s Promise. LA’s Promise partners with a cadre of schools in South Los Angeles to ensure that students growing up in poverty receive an excellent education. An experienced school […]

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LMU/TFA Alumna Writes Article on the STEM Teaching Field

Rebecca Murday (MA ’13), a graduate of the LMU / Teach For America Partnership program, wrote an article offering solutions to the lack of STEM teachers in the United States. A biology and biotechnical engineering teacher at Da Vinci Science High School in Hawthorne, California, Murday recommends three strategies to solve this national issue: Improve […]

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