Yixiu (Christina) Chen (M.Ed. 2015)

After graduating, I returned to my home state of Minnesota and worked with CAPI USA to provide community engagement and civic education to refugees and immigrants. I then worked with the Community Education department of Minneapolis Public Schools where I managed an afterschool program for international baccalaureate students with a focus on socio-emotional learning and culturally responsiveness as well as piloted community outreach strategies in order to attract diverse students. 

 

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Elias W. J. Chakwera (Ed.D. 2004)

After leaving CIE, Elias returned to Domasi College of Education where we resumed his role as Principle. Domasi is the largest Teachers’ Training College in Malawi which trains teachers at both Diploma and Degree.

 

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Yaëlle Stempfelet (M.Ed. 2014)

After finishing her degree at CIE, Yaëlle worked as a consultant for a UNICEF-funded, Early Childhood Development project with responsibility for creating a Pre-school Healing Classrooms (PHC) resource package for preschool teachers serving Congolese refugee and Burundian host community children aged three to six in Burundi and Tanzania.

 

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Colleen King McHugh (M.Ed. 2012)

After completing my master's degree, I worked for Springfield public Schools for 7 years and continued my learning at Springfield College to become a Special Education teacher. I also worked in international student travel and for Elderhostel international, mainly in West Africa.  For the past two years I have been working as a special education teacher in Northampton, MA.

 

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Abraham Sineta (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2012)

After graduating from UMASS in 2012, I returned to Malawi and continued to work as a District Education Manager for Zomba rural District. There, I worked with Primary school Headteachers of more than 200 primary schools, overseeing the implementation of education activities at that level.

 

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Laura Gluck (M.Ed. 2011)

After completing my master’s degree at CIE, I worked at WestEd's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program as a researcher for 6 years. One big project I worked on was a federally-funded, longitudinal randomized controlled trial examining the impact of a math intervention in low-income preschool and kindergarten programs. I also worked on a number of edtech evaluation and research projects related to different educational areas including special education, early childhood education, English language learners, math, science, and computer coding.

 

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Gulzat Kochorova (M.Ed. 2013)

After graduating from the CIE, I worked for a year as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator with USAID's "Reading Together" project implemented by the American Institutes for Research. My main task with the project was to travel to the regions and train local early educators in conducting EGRA (Early Grade Reading Assessment) tests at schools, and then preparing collected data for analysis. I joined the project team for its first phase, and was able to participate in the baseline data collection.

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Lasha Kokilashvili (Ed.S. 2019)

Since graduating from CIE I have been working at the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) Georgia. In the past two years, I have been the National Project Manager for Georgia in the 2018 PISA study and currently I am serving as a Research Consultant and a member of the Group on Research and Psychometrics at the same center. Needless to say, the knowledge and skills that I gained from both quantitative and qualitative research methods courses that I took at the CIE have been very valuable for my work.

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Laureen Pierre (Ed.D. 2016)

In September 2018 Laureen joined the Bina Hill Institute Youth Learning Center as its Principal. The center is the only tertiary educational institution in the country’s hinterland, located in Guyana’s North Rupununi district.  Although the two-year syllabus includes English and math, classes focus on areas relevant to life in Guyana’s interior, such as agriculture, natural resource management, forestry, tourism, traditional crafts and Makushi, one of the local indigenous languages. 

 

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Nina Papadopoulos (Ed.D. 2019)

In 2011 Nina joined USAID in Washington, D.C. as the Senior Advisor in Education in Crisis and Conflict. In that role she provided technical support and oversight to ensure the effective operationalization of the Education Strategy related to EiCC.  Starting in 2015 she became the Team Lead of EiCC, directing technical assistance to 23 USAID missions in program design support, implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development for education staff in policy development, program design, and implementation.

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