Be sure to download the latest version of Zoom
on the device you plan to use on October 15
Thursday, October 15
Small gatherings with each honoree
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Remarks and presentation of awards
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Pacific daylight time
A Zoom meeting ID, URL link, and dial-in instructions will
be provided to all confirmed guests by email
on Wednesday, October 14.
“GSE alumni are leading the way in efforts to elevate the promise of education for children, communities and nations. Given the challenges before us this year, it is more important than ever that we pause to recognize and honor the creativity, talent, and commitment of our alumni community.” - Daniel L. Schwartz
THE ALUMNI EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD seeks to recognize alumni across a wide range of education sectors (schools, districts, non-profits, technology, academia or research) who demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas:
This program was made possible through the generosity and vision of Angela ’93 and David Filo MS ’90 and the Yellow Chair Foundation.
Announcing the 2020 Recipients
Maricela Montoy-Wilson, ’08, MA ’09
Stanford Teacher Education Program
Principal, Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School
MONTOY-WILSON is known for building and empowering a community of self-directed learners and instructional staff who flourish under her leadership. Her entire professional life has focused on lifting the voices of underserved students, families, and her community. She builds structures that support excellence and sustainability, while ensuring that every child and teacher can thrive and cultivate their curiosities and passions.
Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD ’81
Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education
George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
SKEFF helps medical faculty at Stanford and all over the world improve their teaching effectiveness. He and Georgette Stratos created the Stanford Faculty Development Center, resulting in the training of over 30,000 faculty and residents. He regards education and medicine as synergistic helping professions. His work has driven interest in medical education research and has emphasized the importance and nobility of both fields.
Laura Wentworth, MA ’06, PhD ’10 EARLY CAREER AWARD
Social Sciences Education, Administration & Policy Analysis
Director of Research Practice Partnerships
San Francisco Unified School District
WENTWORTH is known as a passionate advocate for public education. Her contributions to construct and sustain a model of social innovation through a long-term and generative collaboration between a major urban district and a university have emerged as a model for other districts and universities. In doing so, she is transforming research-practice partnerships.
Ronald Herring, ’58, MA ’73, PHD ’73 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Stanford International Development Education Center
Founder and Director, California International Studies Project, Equity and Access Project
HERRING initiated and managed a California network of university-school partnerships to strengthen global studies teaching and learning in K-12 schools. His work focused on the use of academically engaging instructional processes, with an emphasis on responding to the challenges and skills of learners facing marginalization. He is recognized for his lifetime commitment to cross-cultural understanding and his knowledge of how to launch and sustain initiatives within complex organizational structures.