There are dreamers. And then there are doers. You’ll find our alumni in the latter group. Learn what they’ve been doing to inspire a world of good.
Katherine “Kathy” Clunis D’Andrea ’97/’98MS
Kathy recently co-edited Teaching in Themes: An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction, which helps schools incorporate a whole-school, theme-based curriculum that engages students across grade levels K-8. Readers see how teachers and students design emergent inquiries within the themes and create artwork, music, science presentations, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences that support differentiated instruction across the curriculum. Kathy is also a teacher at the Mission Hill School in Boston and an adjunct professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Alicia Carroll ’96 MS
Winner of a 2004 Fulbright award, Alicia developed a multidisciplinary global school curriculum after embarking on an educational tour of China’s Silk Road cities. Her work was presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Think Tank on Global Education. Alicia has also received the Boston Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and currently serves on Wheelock’s Educational Advisory Board.
Watch a video about Alicia’s “Malindi’s Journey” block project:
Genevieve Dagobert ’99 MS
“…My role as a human being is to touch a life. That life will touch another, and that one another and so on.”
A self-described citizen of the world, Genevieve applies the skills she acquired from her program at Wheelock in many ways: to her work with French-speaking African immigrants at Boston Medical Center); to teaching education courses at Hunter College; to running a Planned Parenthood program for teens; and to serving as the education program manager in Haiti for the International Rescue Committee.
Marianne O’Grady, ’94MS
Marianne received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a Christa McAuliffe Teaching Grant, and a Fulbright Memorial Fund Grant to study in Japan. In 2010, she moved to Kabul, Afghanistan. There, she has trained 43,000 teachers and 3,100 principals,started schools in the south, and supported free girls schools with computers, Internet, and IT classes.
Watch a video about Marianne’s inspirational School is Open program in Afghanistan:
Erica Nazzaro ’01/’03 MSW
An adjunct professor and field instructor at Wheelock, Erica has also worked at The Home for Little Wanderers for 10 years. She established the Young Adult Resource Network, the first program for young adults, ages 17 – 22, who are no longer eligible to receive services from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Erica has been recognized with a Group Worker of the Year Award from the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.