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UCAPP’s Summer PLUS Students

This past summer Dr. Sarah Woulfin taught the Educational Policy course to the PLUS Hartford cohort.  Students analyzed multiple current policy issues, including educator evaluation, state assessment policies, school discipline, and the CCJEF decision.  Dr. Carbone, a Hartford Public Schools superintendent and Neag Ed.D. graduate, was a guest speaker on principals’ roles in enacting district […]

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Five Questions with Dr. Dale Bernardoni, UCAPP Clinical Supervisor

Within an hour of her retirement back in 2010, the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program offered distinguished principal Dale Bernardoni, Ed.D., a position as a clinical supervisor. Dr. Bernardoni has been with the UCAPP Program ever since, working alongside other outstanding faculty to prepare the next generation of school leaders in Connecticut. Earlier this […]

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10 Questions With Educational Leader and Alum Miguel A. Cardona

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared on the Neag School website and was written by Shawn Kornegay. In our recurring 10 Questions series, the Neag School catches up with students, alumni, faculty, and others throughout the year to give you a glimpse into their Neag School experience and their current career, research, or community activities.  Four-time alum […]

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UCAPP’s Annual Change Projects 2017

Written by: Joanne Manginelli, UCAPP’s UPPI Program Coordinator On Saturday, April 29th, the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) held their 3rd Annual Change Project Day at Laurel Hall in Storrs.  38 Neag students, approaching graduation from the School Administrator’s 6th year certificate program presented their final projects to their mentors, clinical supervisors, UCAPP […]

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UCAPP Alum, Brett Gottheimer Takes New Position

Brett Gottheimer recently accepted a position as Director of Fine Arts at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.  He is responsible for the Art, Music, Drama and Dance departments and supervises 12 teachers.  Congratulations Brett!

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UCAPP UPPI Welcomes New Program Coordinator

Joanne Manginelli has been named the University of Connecticut’s program coordinator for the Wallace Foundation’s University Preparation Program Initiative (UPPI) in the Department of Educational Leadership. Prior to this role, Manginelli was Director of Professional Learning and subsequently Executive Leadership Coach of Hartford Public Schools, where she helped design and recruit for the UConn/Hartford PLUS […]

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PK-3 Leadership Program: Registration now OPEN

Acquire the skills you need to make a difference in PreK-3rd grade. Who should apply? Elementary and PreK school principals and assistant principals and teacher leaders Early learning directors and program managers, including child care center directors School superintendents, assistant superintendents, and central office directors The registration deadline is April 28, 2017. Click here for […]

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Beyond Reach

Even As Magnet School Seats Remain Empty, Racial Quotas Keep Many Black, Latino Students Out Click here for the full article from www.courant.com.

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UCONN Magazine: Class Action

Trying to keep students safe while providing them a decent education, school administrators these days are bombarded by questions of privacy and equity that increasingly land them in court. It’s almost like you need a law degree to be a principal these days. By Stefanie Dion Jones ’00 (CLAS) Illustrations by Alex Nabaum Please click […]

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Neag School Welcomes Back Educational Leadership Alumni for Second Annual Forum

Following an evening of networking among more than 130 educational leadership alumni, students, and colleagues, two notable Neag School alumni — school principal Alicia Bowman and superintendent Joseph Macary — took to the stage to share their program experiences and insights on leadership during Neag School’s Second Annual Educational Leadership Alumni Forum, held Nov. 1 at UConn’s […]

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Alumni Appointments

Congratulations to our current students and recent graduates for the following job appointments: Deb Almonte, Director of Culture and Climate Development Derby Abe Ammary, Principal Litchfield Center School Ryan Betts, Assistant Principal Saugatuck Elementary, Stamford Jenna Barrows, Principal Woodstock Elementary School Anthony Brooks, Assistant Principal Bowers Elementary School, Manchester Kelly Brouse, Principal Bugbee Elementary School, […]

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Program Faculty Awarded

Casey Cobb, Morgaen Donaldson, Kimberly LeChasseur, Rachael Gabriel, Richard Gonzales, and Sarah Woulfin received the 2015 AERA Division L Outstanding Policy Report Award. Morgaen Donaldson received the 2015 AERA Division A Emerging Scholar Award. Richard Gonzales served on the English Language Acquisition/Educational Equity Task Force convened by Speaker Sharkey to make recommendations to improve academic […]

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