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Jonathan with Neag School alumni awards

Neag School Alumni Board Announces the 2023 Alumni Award Winners

Eight outstanding graduates will be formally recognized at the Neag School’s 25th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 11.

Donna Hayward

Neag School Alumna Donna Hayward Named National Principal of the Year

The National Association of Secondary Principals recently honored Hayward ’98 6th Year, ’10 ELP, who is principal of Haddam-Killingworth High School.

Fany DeJesús Hannon

From Honduras to UConn: Alumna Reflects on Path that Led to Interim Dean of Students Role

Fany DeJesús Hannon ’08 MA graduated from the Neag School of Education's Higher Education and Student Affairs program before serving as director of UConn's Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Ashley Taconet

Q&A: Meet Neag School Ph.D. Student Ashley Taconet

Taconet became interested in the field of special education when her younger cousin was diagnosed with autism

Three people pose for a photo at a scholarship event.

Annual Scholarship Celebration Returns In Person, Spotlights Students and Donors

For the first time since 2019, UConn’s Neag School of Education held its annual Scholarship Celebration in person to commemorate the students who have benefitted, financially and personally, from numerous donors’ generosity. Students highlighted their personal experiences and thanked the individuals who helped them turn their educational dreams into reality.

Elizabeth Devitto speaks at a Neag School podium.

Meet the Neag School 2022-23 Alumni Board and Board of Advocates

Members all volunteer to work toward engaging and connecting with alumni and friends of the School throughout the year.

Smiling female holds book "Safe Spot"

Neag School Alumna Self-Publishes Children’s Book, Shares Insights on Being a Special Education Teacher

When Elizabeth “Liz” DeVitto ’14 (ED), ’15 MA looked for a book to help her students deal with emotions, she couldn’t find anything appropriate and decided to publish 'Finding a Safe Spot'

Neag School Welcomes Several New Faculty Members

Sakeena Everett, Latoya Haynes-Thoby, and Sandra Quiñones have joined the Neag School faculty this fall, and Alyssa Hadley Dunn will officially join in January at the start of the spring semester.

Noam Watt

My First-Hand Account of Covering the Maccabiah in Israel

As an undergraduate student at UConn, Noam Watt reported from Gampel Pavilion, Rentschler Field, Elliot Ballpark, and numerous road venues, including Clemson University. He added a new location to his reporting journey this summer: Israel. Watt spent July covering the United States Delegation in the 21st Maccabiah. The Maccabiah, frequently referred to as the Jewish Olympics, is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world.

Two individuals looking at a game board.

UConn Hosts Inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning Conference

After a year of careful planning, the Neag School of Education’s Two Summers Educational Technology program and the UConn School of Fine Art’s Digital Media and Design (DMD) program co-hosted the inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning conference from June 1 – 3, 2022.