Impacting lives one lunch at a time: Linda Leib ’98 M.A., ’14 Ed.D.
Apr28

Impacting lives one lunch at a time: Linda Leib ’98 M.A., ’14 Ed.D.

“We believe that work and effort create success” is the school motto that Principal Linda Leib, Ed.D., created when she arrived at Brandywine-Wallace Elementary School in 2010. “Effort is a big deal here,” Leib states. Every month each teacher submits one name of a student who has shown exceptional effort in the classroom that is not tied to how smart the student is, but based strictly on how much effort he or she has put forth. That...

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Q&A with Tom Shaffer ’11 Ed.D.
Apr19

Q&A with Tom Shaffer ’11 Ed.D.

Could you walk us through your career to this point? Currently I am the superintendent/high school principal in the Bristol School District. I started out initially teaching at St. Mary’s Catholic School in St. Clair, PA. I taught English in grades 6-8. From there I went to All Saints Catholic School in Pottsville, PA where I was the vice principal. Then I became the elementary school principal in Shenandoah Valley. Then in 1990, I...

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Studying and doing
Mar07

Studying and doing

“I didn’t really want to just study it. I wanted to do something about it.” That’s Dawn Kriebel, Ph.D., talking about the poverty research she has been doing since she was a grad student. Kriebel, professor and chair of the Undergraduate Psychology Department, decided to do something about poverty by gathering a group of student-researchers to run a kindergarten readiness summer camp at a local Head Start program. This project was a...

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IU Offers Two New Endorsement Programs
May20

IU Offers Two New Endorsement Programs

Beginning July 2014, the College of Graduate Studies at Immaculata University will offer two fully online Endorsement Programs for teachers that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education: Instructional Coaching and Mathematics Coaching. Provided by a college or university such as Immaculata, these short Program Endorsements, with a 12-credit maximum, document knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal...

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Sr. Monica Sicilia, new IT instructor
Dec17

Sr. Monica Sicilia, new IT instructor

Sister Monica Sicilia, IHM, of Philadelphia, Pa., has completed her first semester as an instructor of information technology in Immaculata University’s Mathematics, Computing Sciences, and Physics Department. This fall, she taught classes in multimedia, web design, computer technology and social computing. Sister Monica has worked as a teacher or administrator in Catholic schools for more than 20 years, and she has helped develop...

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