Tartakov receives Iowa State alumni award

Carlie C. Tartakov (MEd 1972, CAGS 1983) received the Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate award, given annually to an alumna for achievements in the field of education, from the College of Human Sciences and the alumni association at Iowa State University.

Tartakov, who was the first in her family to graduate from college, received a doctorate in professional studies in education in 1995 from Iowa State. She taught elementary school for 23 years in California and Massachusetts. She is highly respected for her inclusive approach to educating others on issues of race, class, equity, and social responsibility. She has collaboratively developed model programs that demonstrate the positive impact of antiracist multicultural curriculum on school children. The Kuumba Learning Model she co-created has been honored by the Iowa School Board, implemented in California and South Africa, and adopted nationally in India through the Ministry of Education.

Tartakov received the NAACP President’s Award in 2004 and was inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame in 2007.  She has received numerous awards from Iowa State University and community organizations for advancing community, achievement in teaching, leadership and equity, and more. She established the Dr. Carlie C. Tartakov Promoting Equity Scholarship in the Iowa State University School of Education.


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