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[23 Jul 2014 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Doctoral Students Recognized for Accomplishments in Education

Joel Perkins and Joe Jensen, doctoral students in the McKay School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, have both won prestigious awards as Utah educators. The winners, both principals in the Alpine School District and close friends, have received separate awards recognizing their efforts and accomplishments as school principals.
Joel Perkins, principal at Lehi Junior High, received the Huntsman Award for excellence in Education for his work with students and faculty …

Erickson will succeed Charles Graham in this role on July 1
[27 Jun 2014 | Comments Off ]
Lynnette Erickson Named Associate Dean for McKay School Undergraduate Education

Dean Mary Anne Prater of Brigham Young University’s David O. McKay School of Education announced the appointment of Lynnette Erickson as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, effective July 1, 2014.
“Lynnette will bring a wealth of experience, as well as talent and skill to this new assignment,” Prater said. “She has much to offer and will be an incredibly valuable member of our team.”
Erickson joined the McKay School faculty in 1996 …

Harold B. Lee Library web designer applies Instructional Psychology and Technology skills to website renovation.
[13 Jun 2014 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Student Assists in Library Website Redesign

Grant Zabriskie, a web designer employed by Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library and a part-time master’s student in the McKay School’s Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T) program, has been applying what he learns in classes in redesigning the library’s website.
Zabriskie’s graduate degree involves using technology as a teaching tool. He was attracted to the program because these skills can be applied to many different fields. “The sphere in …

[28 May 2014 | Comments Off ]
Gary Seastrand Named Executive Director of the BYU–Public School Partnership and Director of CITES

Mary Anne Prater, dean of the David O. McKay School of Education, announced the appointment of Gary Seastrand as executive director of the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership and director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES). Seastrand will assume these positions July 1, 2014, succeeding Steven C. Baugh, who is retiring after 11 years of service.
“Gary is a very talented individual who will add …

BYU alumna’s thesis on the Columbine memorial guides planning committee for a monument at Sandy Hook
[29 Apr 2014 | ]
From Columbine to Sandy Hook

When McKay School of Education alumna Rebecka Bingham was writing her graduate thesis on the planning of the memorial for the tragedy at Columbine High School, she had no idea that her research would one day affect the planning of another memorial for a school shooting—this time in Newtown, Connecticut.
“I was very surprised and touched to receive thanks for my thesis project years later,” Bingham said. “I am grateful that …