Loving learning, loving students: Jo Anne McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.
Jun30

Loving learning, loving students: Jo Anne McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.

Job: IU’s coordinator of sophomore and junior field experiences, placing students in observation sites at educational and special education institutions in urban and suburban areas. Fun facts: I was the first person to obtain all three degrees—baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral—from Immaculata, taking classes part-time for 19 years straight. My daughter and I both graduated with our bachelor’s degrees in 1984. A favorite teacher:...

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Old-school, new-school: Paul McAndrew ’10, ’15 M.A.
Jun06

Old-school, new-school: Paul McAndrew ’10, ’15 M.A.

There is something about role-playing that drives a message home. Many students seem to comprehend a lesson better with visuals and what’s more visual than your teacher and classmates dressing up as medieval gladiators? This is the life of a student in Paul McAndrew’s World History class at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia. “One of the main reasons why there were gladiator fights,” McAndrew commented, “was to distract the...

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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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Laura Frank named Outstanding Dietetic Educator

Immaculata University professor and chair of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Laura Frank, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., of Elkins Park, PA, was named the Outstanding Dietetic Educator for a Didactic Program in Dietetics for the mid-Atlantic region by the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accompanying Frank to the award presentation was former student, Jeanie...

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