Kathe Conrad (M.Ed. 1984)

Kathe Conrad is now retired, pursuing interests in memoir writing and photography. She continues to be amazed at how long it takes to produce a written or pictorial slice of her life. She takes classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University and volunteers with Fairfax County Pets on Wheels Program with canine friend, Casper. She continues to explore the world and write about her travels.


Kathe wrote to CIE in 2013:


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Oliver P. J. Mhaiki (M.Ed. 1986)

Recently Oliver came out of retirement as he was appointed as Chairman of the Tanzania Teacher Service Commission. The commission is in principle the employer of all teachers in Tanzania a primary and secondary schools and in teacher training colleges. [8-16]


I am now retired after working as a civil servant for almost 40 years. I last served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and before that for many years in the Ministry of Education. After retiring, I am working with St. Joseph University of Engineering and Technology on special duties.

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Dawn (Gordon) Courage (M.Ed. 1986)

After finishing her Master's degree, Dawn went on to complete her doctorate in Instructional Leadership (Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform) at UMass  in 1993.  She then worked in Boston in inner city schools, in Hawaii in educational research and with Hawaiian Education, and as a Race Relations/ Multicultural Consultant with the Vancouver School Board.


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Elvyn Jones-Dube (Ed. D. 1984)

Elvyn passed away on November 14, 2012.

Elvyn continues with her private practice in psychotherapy, is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School in the College of New Rochelle. At the end of 2007 she sent along this update:


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David McCurry (Ed.D. 1995)

In June 2006, I packed up my faculty office at Monmouth University, jettisoned many of our belongings in our house in New Jersey, dropped off Scott and Scha at their respective colleges and headed south. Resigning my tenured associate professorship was liberating in many ways. Bonnie and I, Kevin (now 13) and our cat Akina settled into our new home in Greenville, SC, at the base of Paris Mountain, surrounded by 100 foot tall loblolly pine, good progressive neighbors (well, most of them anyway),an active arts community, and we are quite happy.


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