September 28, 2015
I continue to have inspiring experiences while here at Towson. Last Monday, I was privileged to attend the opening of Green Street Academy’s new building on North Hilton St. Congressman Elijah Cummings addressed the students with a moving speech. Green Street Academy is an innovative Charter School in Baltimore City with a focus on scholarship, citizenship, perseverance, integrity and sustainability. To promote the importance of higher education, each class is assigned a university name. Yes, there is a class named “Towson University!”
I was so pleased to see that one of the graduates of the Kennedy-Krieger Institute Center for Innovations and Leadership in Special Education fellowship program was featured in the September 16th edition of EdWeek. Carrie Shiel is a 2015 graduate of the program. These fellows receive their ADMIN I certification through a partnership between Towson University and Kennedy-Krieger Institute. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association features Carrie for her role as a Speech and Language Pathologist.
Tomorrow, my Signature Forum will host best-selling author Elizabeth Green. She will be discussing her book, Building a Better Teacher, and doing a book signing as well.
September 1, 2015
I am so happy to welcome our students back to campus for another year! Come visit the Office of the Presidential Scholar on the second floor of the Psychology Building. Our new television provides information on the many programs we are involved in all across the campus, as well as in the community.
We will be welcoming the new school year with a special September Signature Forum and book signing with Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) on September 29 from 4-6:00 pm. See Signatureforums.org for more information and to register!
On July 27, I was pleased to present the Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Leadership Award in Early Care & Education to Delegate Sheila E. Hixson on behalf of the Maryland Family Network. It was a lovely event, well attended. The Maryland Family Network and Delegate Hixson serve as champions for the education and care of young children, an important cause that is close to my heart.