Delaware Senators Ernesto Lopez, EdD ’12, Brian Pettyjohn, and F. Gary Simpson congratulate
Jen Nauman (second from left) on receiving the Terrel Bell award.
Alumni are an important part of our CEHD family. Here are a few graduates who have shared what is happening in their lives. Be sure to send in your information (below) for the next edition of Aluminations.
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Educators of the Year
Jennifer Nauman, ETE ’99, principal at Cape Henlopen’s Shields Elementary, received the 2013 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. She was one of seven principal to receive this national award and the first principal from Delaware.
Tim Dalby, ETE ’99 M ’11, and Jeanine Moore, HR ’91, were Delaware’s recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Kendra DeMicco, MAT ’13, is an English teacher at Hayden High School in Hayden, CO.
Soham Gandhi, ETE ’13, is now an 11th and 12th Grade Trigonometry Teacher at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Del.
Melissa Simpson Tracy, ’10, a social studies teacher at Conrad Schools of Science in Wilmington, has been selected as a Hope Street Group 2014 National Teacher Fellow.
Tiffani Varrasse (MI ’10) married Chris Muscara (HS ’06) on Sept. 30, 2013. Tiffani teaches at special education at Marbrook Elementary in Delaware’s Red Clay School District.
Mike Adams, HS ’04, a safety for the Denver Broncos, played in the 2014 Super Bowl, recording six tackles against the Seattle Seahawks. Adams is a ten-year veteran in the National Football League.
Rebecca Petereit, 02 EH, and John Petereit of Dallas welcomed Sophia Lane, born July 10, 2012.
Keeley M. Powell, 02 As, 11 EH, EdD, of Newark., Del., formerly assistant director of academic transition programs at Rowan University, has joined UD as the assistant director of recruitment and diversity in the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.
Lauren (Gallagher) Wolkowicz, 05 EH and Isaac Wolkowicz, of Avondale, Pa., welcomed Nolan Dominic, born August 18, 2013.
Sarah Yandoli, 09 EH, and Roney Elizondo, of Annandale, N.J., welcomed Steven Anthony, born Aug. 30, 2012.
Eileen Donahue Brittain, ’88 EH/M, of Houghton, N.Y., has retired from full-time teaching after a 42-year career working with young children and their families, most recently as associate professor of early childhood education at Jamestown Community College.
Joseph M. Deschak, M.Ed. ’56, passed away February 20, 2013. Joe spent 37 years as an elementary school teacher and principal for the Harford County Public Schools, retiring in 1989. He was much loved for his unfailing integrity and terrific sense of humor – everywhere he went in Harford County he was recognized and remembered fondly by former students and staff members. He was inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame in 2003. Joe lived in Aberdeen, MD with his wife, Irene.
To see updates from classmates sent during 2013, visit Who’s Doing What 2013.
Degrees Legend (Please note, majors have changed over the years. Degrees are now referred to by their current listing, whenever there is an applicable equivalent.)
CEHD - College of Education and Human Development
ECE - Early Childhood Education
ETE - Elementary Teacher Education
HDFS - Human Development and Family Studies
HR – Human Resources (now HDFS)
HS - Human Services
TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language