Yaëlle Stempfelet (M.Ed. 2014)


As I look around my first classes at the CIE, it reminds me of looking around the multi-cultural classes of my childhood and youth. Growing up in New York City’s melting pot, in a French-American household, I attended the United Nations International School. There were always people of different countries and backgrounds, and different languages being spoken. This was the environment of my youth. This international exposure was fundamental to my interest in International Education.


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Lasha Kokilashvili (Ed. Sp. 2019)

Gamarjoba! I am a new Doctoral student in CIE.  I come from Republic of Georgia, where, I have served as the Math Improvement Director at Georgia Primary Education Project (GPriED), a USAID-funded project designed to provide comprehensive assistance to the primary education system of Georgia to improve reading and math competencies of Georgian and ethnic minority students. I have worked in educational administration since 2004, first as part of math team at National Curriculum and Assessment Center (NCAC), Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia (MoESG).

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Stephen Richardson (M.Ed. 2014)

Since graduating in May 2014, I have been fortunate to be involved in quite a few interesting projects and programs as a consultant. In reflecting on these opportunities, there are three key ways my graduate studies at the Center for International Education (CIE) has furthered my career: 1) applying my graduate research findings to my work, 2) nurturing critical awareness of important issues in our world, and 3) encouraging exploration of interests, particularly innovation.


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Rebecca Paulson Stone (Ed.D. 2012)

I was promoted to Senior Researcher and literacy specialist at the American Institutes of Research (AIR) last year. I provide technical assistance to literacy programs around the world and also conduct research on literacy programming in multilingual environments.


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Thomas Coon (M.Ed. 2012)

I recently finished Peace Corps service in the Republic of Armenia and returned to the US where I immediately jumped right into the master’s program at the CIE.  During my service in Armenia I finally came to terms with the realization that I would pursue a career in education, something that I had rather actively avoided for many years. 


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Tatiana Krayushkina (M.Ed. 2012)

I am still wondering how I ended up in something so completely strange for me, so far from what I have dreamed of and even what I was fearing the most? I have read a few bios and figured out that I am not alone in this. My way of finding a destiny was long and thorny. I graduated from a Slavic-Tajik University and worked as a teacher in a primary school for about two years. After that I have made a vow that I will never-ever become a teacher. It was so hard.

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