On April 12-13, 2019, Princeton University's Program in Teacher Preparation will be their marking 50 years at Princeton with a two-day event, “Honoring the Past; Preparing for the Future,” to celebrate the evolution of the program, the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of alumni to the field of education and beyond, and possibilities for the future. This two-day conference will highlight the role of Teacher Prep in the University’s commitment to public service through education and delve into timely issues around equity, access, and the evolving role of the teacher in the classroom and society.
Friday evening’s keynote address features Dr. Jennifer Jennings (’00), Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and Director of the Education Research Section (WWS) at Princeton University. Dr. Jennings is also a Teacher Prep alumna! Saturday’s main event is a keynote address by Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.
Panels throughout the event feature Teacher Prep alums who have made exciting contributions to the field, including Teacher and Organizer, Divya Farias ('15), 2011 National Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer ('95), District 1 Community Superintendent, NYC Public Schools, Daniella Phillips (’89), Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, Regis Pecos ('77) and many more.
The panels and presentations are free and open to the public. For Teacher Preparation alumni, additional events are scheduled, including opportunities for networking and discussions on timely topics, such as, national trends in education policy, innovative professional development, social and emotional learning, and careers in educational non-profits. TPP alumni will also have access to receptions and dinners (please visit here to register).
Finally, we will also offer a tribute to honor Henry Drewry, who served as director of Teacher Preparation from 1968 to 1989. Henry Drewry was also one of the University’s first African-American administrators and lecturer of courses on African-American studies.
Visit the 50th website to learn more!