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Teacher Education Graduate Finds Dream Job through Challenging Journey
After graduating this December, Mary Grace DeFrancesco began her work serving children at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. While the new role is a dream position for DeFrancesco, the road to finding her calling called for hard work and perseverance.  
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The Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education Established in Orlean Beeson School of Education
Professor of educational leadership in Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Jodi Newton, and her husband Bob Newton have established the Bob and Jodi Newton Endowment for Character Education. The endowment will provide enhanced resources for the support of character education initiatives within Orlean Beeson School of Education. 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Alumni Continue to Make a Difference Amid COVID-19
As Samford University and the rest of the world have settled into a new normal as COVID-19 continues, Orlean Beeson School of Education alumni have continued to find innovative ways to adapt amid the pandemic. 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Doctoral Candidates Research the Benefits of Dogs in Schools
As candidates in the doctoral program at Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wendy Story and Laura Tate decided to research the effects of facility dogs used as school-wide intervention in elementary schools. 
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Samford University Graduate Students to Launch Educational Consulting Business
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education graduate students Lisa Lawrenz and Julie Emory-Johnson are bridging the gap for teachers through their new, Birmingham-based educational consulting company Inside Voices. 
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Orlean Beeson School of Education Hosts Virtual Educational Leadership Doctoral Candidate Institute
The institute serves as a helpful resource for candidates and encourages them to reach their doctoral degrees, a career milestone for educational leaders. 
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Teacher Education Candidates Offer Virtual Learning Solutions for Students, Parents and Teachers
To serve students, parents and teachers in the community and benefit Samford students, professor of Teacher Education Amy Hoaglund developed a class project charging her students to develop a new community resource using Google Classroom.