A Note from Interim Dean Fenzel
As we approach the second anniversary of the founding of Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education, we can take great pride in noting the great strides it has made in service to its social justice mission of developing educators equipped to serve the needs of diverse learners and to advocate especially on behalf of urban, high poverty, and other underserved populations in public and parochial schools. New Professional Development Schools, additional grants for developing teachers for urban schools, faculty honors, and other advances offer a testament to the School’s early success.
Today, with Founding Dean Peter C. Murrell, Jr., Ph.D., leaving his role as dean to focus on his research and growing partnerships in the broader community, the School of Education itself is entering a period of transition. I’ve been a member of the Loyola faculty since 1989, and share Dr. Murrell’s commitment to the creation of new models for education that better serve all of our children, especially in our nation’s cities. This fall, the University will begin a national search for a permanent dean to build upon the foundation established by Dr. Murrell. Until that permanent leader is identified, I am honored to serve as interim dean.
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