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North Central College education alumni named principals of high-achieving high schools

Brian Waterman, left, and Mark Kolkman
Alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education program are named principals of suburban high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Two alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program are assuming leadership positions at suburban Chicago high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Brian Waterman is the new principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange while Mark Kolkman is becoming principal of Hinsdale Central High School. Both earned their master’s degrees in educational leadership at North Central College, Waterman in 2004 and Kolkman in 2002. Both positions are effective with the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Students, alumni, community members are invited to the Snow Bowl, a night of bowling and networking to benefit the Tyson Resource Center for future educators.

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

Teach First program at North Central College is focus of video

Ruth Ramos ’04
The Dunham Fund showcases its partnership with the Teach First program in a video featuring North Central College educators and students.

The Dunham Fund has showcased its partnership with the Teach First program at North Central College in a video titled “The Dunham Fund: Proud Partner of Teach First.” It features interviews with various North Central educators, including Julie Carballo, director of the Teach First program, students who are Dunham Scholars, and two graduates who are teaching in the East Aurora District 131.

Visit dunhamfund.org or YouTube to view the video.

David Danielson '07

David Danielson was appointed principal at Madison Elementary School in Lombard, IL. He started his career at the same school as a fourth-grade teacher before being named principal of Hammerschmidt Elementary School in Lombard in 2007.

Rob Bassett '05

Rob Bassett is principal of Oak Park Elementary School in Oak Park, IL.

Eric Haren M ’02

Eric Haren M ’02 is the new principal at Manor Hill School in Lombard, IL. He started his educational career in 1997 in Oswego and went to Lombard six years later as a sixth-grade teacher before becoming assistant principal at Glenn Westlake Middle School.

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

Gems shares expertise about history of sport, locally and globally

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes article in journal, interviewed about history of the marathon and more.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed by Naperville Community Television (NCTV) about the history of the marathon, its importance to Boston and its relevance to Patriots Day. His interview was part of a telecast by NCTV on the weekend of the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, Nov. 10.

Language professors Bard and Wolf give presentations

Norval Bard, professor of French; Gregory Wolf, professor of German
North Central College Professor of French Norval Bard and Professor of German Gregory Wolf presented at a state conference about foreign language pedagogy.

Norval Bard, North Central College professor of French, and Gregory Wolf, professor of German, gave presentations at a conference focusing on pedagogy in the foreign language classroom. The conference was the annual meeting of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL), which took place in Tinley Park Oct. 17-19.

North Central College awarded federal School Leadership grant for principal preparation

Education faculty visit with alumni who teach at East Aurora High School
North Central College will participate in a $4.6 million federal School Leadership grant to help prepare future principals.

North Central College will participate in a $4.6 million federal School Leadership grant to help prepare future principals.

The five-year grant will directly benefit children in East Aurora School District 131, one of five area public school districts North Central College partners with to create educational opportunities.

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