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Paying it Forward
February 2, 2018 She always knew she would pay it forward. LaDreda P. Lewis’ desire was to help
kids like herself, children who grew up less fortunate and who had experienced a personal
tragedy or family hardship. She is doing exactly that.
As a teen, Lewis lost her mother to cancer and was left to live with her brothers.
When she thought her life was about to be derailed, the women in her neighborhood
embraced her and paved the way for her to go to San Diego State University where her
life would change forever. [read more]
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COE Alums, Share Your Story!
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using our Google form.
The College of Education congratulates the following individuals on recent promotions:
- Jaclyn D. Hugg, (2011) M.A., Postsecondary Educational Leadership, to the position of Associate Director,
Alumni Engagement at Northwestern University
- Greg Ottinger (2010) Ed.D., Educational Leadership PreK-12, to the position of Chief Business Officer
at San Diego Unified School District
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person? Contact our Office of Student Services (OSS)!
Making a Difference
November 1, 2017 Our COE students and alumni are receiving grants, recognition, and committee appointments
that will contribute to the futures of children and adults in a wide variety of educational
areas. These students and alumni are making a difference! [read more]
Historically, SDSU College of Education's graduates have filled key positions in classrooms,
schools, community agencies, and colleges and universities. Our graduates continue
to make their mark on the local community and the world in school administration,
counseling, community college leadership, performance improvement and technology,
community service professions, and teacher education.
Staci Arnold is a 3-time Aztec alumna. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor
in child and family development in 1993. A year later, she received a multiple-subject
teaching credential through SDSU and followed that with a master's in educational
leadership and an administrative credential in 1999. In 2017, she became the new principal
of Lakeview Elementary in Lakeside, a community in San Diego County.
In addition to serving as Dean of Counseling Services for Cuyamaca College, Nicole Jones has also been a part-time lecturer in the Community Based Block (CBB) Licensed Professional
Clinical Counseling Program at SDSU. She is an alum of the CBB and Marriage and Family
Therapy programs at SDSU as well. Nicole's greatest joy has been providing training
and career opportunities to other SDSU graduates who have come to work with her as
interns, adjunct counselors, professors, and licensed clinical supervisors. Her commitment
is evidenced by the quote enshrined on her office wall: "We rise by lifting others."
Nicole was instrumental in establishing the first veterans resource center at Cuyamaca
College and in making Cuyamaca a clinical training site for SDSU mental health trainees
Rosa Ana Lozada is a graduate of the Early Childhood Socio-Emotional and Behavioral Regulation Intervention
Specialist (EC-SEBRIS) Certification Program (now the EC-TEaMH program), and she is
not the CEO of Harmonium, Inc. Rosa Ana recognized how the EC-SEBRIS program could
benefit the child care providers at Harmonium. Site visits from her field supervisor,
Chris Muecke, were especially helpful in guiding her from academic knowledge to practical
application in the actual classroom setting. This influential experience has helped
her work in the community through her advocacy, training, program development, and
administration. Her role as Chair for the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention
and Intervention resulted in the passage of a resolution in support of a trauma-informed
approach to address and prevent gang violence. Advancing trauma-informed practices
and positive, early childhood relationships are some of the best deterrents to gang
Ask an Aztec
Read interviews conducted by the SDSU Alumni Association of these College of Education graduates:
- Roland Attebery '52
- Greg Barr '76
- Victoria Gilbert, '88
- Helen Griffith, ’05, '12
- Frank Jensen ’92
- Patricia R. Kelly '83, '88
- Ruth Leivers ’99
- Kevin Marty, ’00
- Sandra McBrayer '86, '96
- Mona Moon '84
- Kevin Riley ’78, ’84
- Ernesto Sanz '78, '81
- Carol Telle, ’53, ’73
- Linda L. Woods '99
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