Kelly Minks is a recent graduate of DePaul’s Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program. Her passions for multiculturalism, social welfare, and education have taken her around the world. She grew up on a small island in Alaska and has lived, volunteered, and taught in various countries, including: Argentina, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and … More Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate – Kelly Minks
Educational Leadership (EL) alum, Kate Graham-McHugh, began her DePaul career as an undergraduate student in the Secondary Education program with a concentration in English. After graduating from DePaul’s undergraduate program in 2005, Kate taught middle school for two years at St. Mary’s in Riverside. She then went on to teach 9th grade English for 8 … More Alumni Spotlight! Educational Leadership Graduate – Kate Graham-McHugh
Abbey Cullen works as Dean of Operations at Chicago High School for the Arts. Her tasks include facility management, teacher evaluations, and professional development for teaching staff. Abbey credits Professor Hoecker’s classes for shaping her leadership philosophy. From his classes, she learned to lead with her moral compass, which guides and balances her decisions. As … More Alumni Spotlight! Educational Leadership Graduate – Abbey Cullen
Erin Porat has been teaching third grade since September 2013, which is the same month that she began her studies here at DePaul. In the summer of 2015, Erin graduated from the College of Education with a M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies for Social Justice, Democracy and Urban Education. Before moving to Chicago, Erin studied at … More Student Voices! 2015 Curriculum Studies Graduate – Erin Porat
Students in the Curriculum Studies Ed.D. program discuss their experiences in the program, favorite aspects, and how the program will help them achieve future goals.
I’ve always known that I wanted to teach English literature and composition; however, as an undergraduate student in the College of Education, I never realized that teaching ESL would become a passion of mine. Then, as a student teacher in Chicago Public Schools, I began to see that understanding how to teach ESL students in … More Student Voices! Former COE Student – Anne Nieminski