Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Welcome New Staff and Faculty!

The graduate school welcomed four new staff members and six new faculty members this fall.

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Named Partner Recipient of $8.2 million Grant to Build Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline

Partners include Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland State University, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon Educator Advancement Council (EAC), and local community organizations.

40 Graduate Students to Receive $1000 Scholarship from Ruth L. Sigal Scholarship Fund

The awards will be announced in late October and provide support to first-generation students, BIPOC students, and students with the greatest financial need.

TransActive’s Jenn Burleton Named LGBTQ Nation’s Hometown Hero of the Year

Burleton has worked with trans youth for almost fifteen years, founding TransActive because she didn’t want any more trans youth to go through it all alone, the way she had to when she was young.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.

Alumna Yuliana Rodarte Appointed as Assistant Principal of West Linn High School

Rodarte recently completed the Principal License program at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

Bao Ngoc Tong Awarded with NASP Minority Scholarship

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship aims to support recipients by “lowering the financial barriers to training and highlighting the accomplishments of promising future professionals.”

Kelsey Scully, MAT ’20, Receives Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with equity-minded teachers across the country who are also ready to make big changes in their teaching.”

Q&A: Art Therapy for Community Change

We spoke with art therapist and educator Leara, ATR-BC, MSAT about how community-based art therapy can help establish and revive connections within the places we live, and her upcoming September 25 workshop, Art Therapy for Community Change.

Instructor Q&A: Dis/ability Studies in Education

We spoke with instructor Denise Herrenbruck about the Disability Studies discipline and how it’s imperative to equity in the classroom. Denise’s upcoming online course, Dis/ability Studies and Universal Design: Confronting Ableism, Stigma and Privilege in Education, begins October 11, 2021.

Two PMHC Students Receive NBCC Fellowships

Congratulations to Claire Tam, PMHC ’22, and Tiran (Boyce) Sahar, PMHC-A ’22!

MAT Alumna Cheyenne Montgomery Discusses Threats from Parents Over Masks, Equity Policies

From OPB: Educators in the Camas School District and throughout SW Washington fear for their personal safety

New! Part-Time MAT Elementary Cohort for School Employees

Designed for classified district employees who hold a bachelor’s degree, this district-affiliated, part-time cohort expands access to Lewis & Clark’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Celebrate Commencement June 6, 2021

Join us online at 10 AM June 6 for the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony!