With the help of UWM’s innovative Life Impact program, Amber and Jared Anderson are preparing to become science teachers. The Andersons, parents of two young children, overcame plenty of obstacles along the way.
Lynn Sedivy is working with refugee children who are new to America, helping them create books about their experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Her project, which is funded with a small grant from the UWM School of Education, supports the work of English language learning teachers.
UWM grad Reuben Harpole has dedicated himself to the advancement of teaching and learning in the Milwaukee community for more than 50 years. The UWM Alumni Association honored Harpole with its 2016 Community Service Award.
Jason Lopez felt trapped in a dead-end job in retail sales. When his wife died and left him a single parent, he knew he needed to act.
Chris Litzau, who earned his master’s degree in exceptional education from UWM, saw a need for an alternative high school that teaches career skills. So he did something about it.
Tim Steen hopes to give back to the community where he grew up by teaching history in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Distinguished Professor Nadya Fouad will hold the inaugural Mary and Ted Kellner Chair in Educational Psychology, thanks to part of a new $5 million gift from the Kelben Foundation.