McKay alum defies early criticism as he nears 40 years in seminary education.
[14 Aug 2014 | Comments Off ]
Michael Roberts (‘85)

Brimming with confidence, Michael Roberts gathered his notes and prepared to present his first seminary lesson for evaluation. Positions in the Church Education System (CES) were highly competitive, but he wasn’t discouraged. He eagerly delivered his lesson, illustrating his points through verses of scripture, carefully-crafted examples, and engaging stories. As he concluded, he looked up at his evaluator and waited for his well-deserved praise. “You’ll last three weeks,” the evaluator …

McKay School Graduate Accepted to Top Tier Program at Vanderbilt
[12 Aug 2014 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Graduate Accepted to Top Tier Program at Vanderbilt

Marybeth Tew comes from a family that bleeds blue. The youngest of five children, she will be the seventh in her family to graduate from Brigham Young University as she receives her bachelor’s. And she is going further. She has received a prestigious scholarship as well as a graduate assistantship to work toward a master’s in special education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education, recognized nationally as a top-tier …

“He is well-prepared to be the next IP&T department chair,” said Dean Mary Anne Prater
[31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off ]
Charles Graham Appointed Department Chair of Instructional Psychology and Technology

The David O. McKay School of Education has announced the selection of Charles Graham as the new chair of the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T), effective Aug. 1, 2014. Graham will replace Andrew Gibbons, who has served as chair since 2003.
“Charles Graham is well-prepared to be the next IP&T department chair,” said Dean Mary Anne Prater. “He has served diligently for several years as an associate dean in …

Hiking helps Gary Arnoldson find strength and joy as he pushes back his limits
[30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off ]
Hard Things in Hard Places

As often as time permits, Gary Arnoldson, controller for the BYU McKay School of Education, leaves the world and his watch behind. He packs his knife, guitar, and camera and heads south to red rock country. In this rugged place he scales mountains, seeks out petroglyphs left by peoples long past, and searches for a calm that can only be found in this environment.
Arnoldson frequently shares his passion with members …

[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 …