Stefanie Dion Jones


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New Research Study to Investigate — and Address — Teacher Stress

With federal funding, Lisa Sanetti and colleagues will explore interventions to help reduce schoolteacher stress and improve mental well-being, with the long-term goal of retraining teachers in classrooms.

A student writing math problems on a white dry erase board.

$1.5M Grant to Help Develop Exceptional Leaders in Math Education

The Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leaders (MTL) Program aims to support the development and retention of exceptional math educators in Connecticut’s highest-needs school districts — while also building these districts’ future leadership capacity in math education.

Jason G. Irizarry.

Q&A: Meet the Neag School of Education Dean Jason G. Irizarry

Meet Jason G. Irizarry, Ed.D., who is kicking off his first full academic year as dean of UConn’s Neag School of Education. Irizarry, who grew up in New York City and served as a teacher before pursuing a path to leadership in higher education, was appointed dean for a five-year term in May 2021.

Gentry Building.

Fall 2021 Faculty Appointments and New Hires at the Neag School

This fall, the Neag School welcomes its incoming hires, congratulates existing faculty members on new appointments, and celebrates the first full academic year with its dean, Jason G. Irizarry, and his newly appointed leadership team.

Morgaen Donaldson.

UConn Names Next Austin Chair

The University of Connecticut has named Morgaen L. Donaldson, a renowned scholar of educational leadership and policy, as the next Philip E. Austin Endowed Chair

Screenshot from the SEB Leader Academy’s August 2021 session.

Free Academy Coaches School Leaders in Supporting Well-Being

As school leaders head into this fall, ensuring that students as well as staff have social, emotional, and behavioral support is top of mind after an academic year marred by major disruptions — from losing valuable in-person classroom time to enduring the stress, uncertainty, and tragic loss caused by the pandemic.

Three students wave from patio of Gentry Building, home of the Neag School.

Neag School Ranks Among Top 20 Publics for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UConn’s Neag School of Education among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation.

Young student learning during COVID via an iPad.

How Can Principals Help — Not Harm — Learning During COVID?

The pandemic has profoundly changed the way many schools have been operating over the past year. Yet teaching and learning during COVID must continue — whether students are connecting with teachers and classmates in person or virtually. Among those under pressure to ensure that effective learning persists are public school principals.

Professor Emeritus Bill Servedio

The Enduring Vision and Innovation of Professor William Servedio

Having always practiced what he preached as a professor, advisor, and coach, William “Bill” Servedio is someone who walks the walk. Perhaps more accurately, the Neag School Professor Emeritus runs the run; he appears to have spent most every day of his 78 years moving at full tilt. And in recently establishing a scholarship fund for Neag School sport management students in addition to taking part in virtual discussions with alumni from the program, he clearly has no intention of slowing down.

Neag School Selected to Join National Holmes Scholars Program

This fall, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) selected UConn’s Neag School of Education to join its Holmes Scholars Program, a nationwide network of higher education institutions seeking to support students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in graduate programs across the field of education.