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Loyola’s School of Education to host virtual panel featuring educator perspectives on teaching during COVID-19

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Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education will host a virtual panel of educators sharing their perspectives in “Educator Perspectives: Teaching During a Pandemic” on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. EST. 
During the panel event, current and former Loyola graduate students will reflect on how they have adapted to the new classroom environment amid COVID-19. Panelists will share strategies, research opportunities, and resources, as they discuss how to best collaborate and support students, staff, and communities as the pandemic continues. Afra Hersi, Ph.D., interim dean of Loyola’s School of Education, will moderate the discussion.  

Panelists include: 

  • Clanci MacKenzie, current graduate student pursuing an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership; classroom teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools 
  • Monica McPherson, M.Ed. ’16, affiliate faculty, Loyola University Maryland; reading specialist, Brooke Grove Elementary, Montgomery County Public Schools 
  • Blossom Ojukwu, current graduate student pursuing an M.Ed. in Educational Technology; director of choral activities, Prince George’s County Public Schools 
  • James Screven, who earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from Loyola in 2017; assistant principal, Chesapeake Math and IT Academy, Prince George’s County Public Schools 

“The School of Education is committed to caring for the whole person and welcoming a diverse range of perspectives,” said Hersi. “This event will provide a space for collaboration and reflection, strengthen our community of learners, extend our impact, and give back to the greater education community.” 
The event is free and open to the public.

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