Three will receive the school’s annual Alumni Excellence in Education Award for 2019:
- Alexandra Bernadotte, MA ’07, founder and CEO of Beyond 12
- Irene Castillon, MA ’10, teacher and assistant principal at Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School (inaugural Early Career Honoree)
- Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD ’84, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education
The school is also celebrating Larry Cuban, PhD ’74, professor emeritus at the GSE, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The respective impacts that Alex, Irene, Gloria and Larry have had on teaching and learning is profound,” said Daniel Schwartz, the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology. “They exemplify the dynamic nature of education and the role GSE graduates play in shaping best practices in the classroom and beyond.”
Seventeen alumni have been recognized since the Alumni Excellence in Education Award was established in 2015 to honor graduates whose research, teaching, writing, policymaking, entrepreneurship and/or leadership has advanced education locally, nationally, and internationally.