Dr. Hernández-Saca

School of Education professor’s research centered on social justice

Dr. David Hernández-Saca moved to the U.S. from El Salvador when he was two years old to escape El Salvador’s Civil War. His family moved around Arizona and Southern California for a couple years, which Hernandez-Saca does not remember well because he suffered from seizures and compulsions and was frequently hospitalized.
Dr. Forsyth teaching students.

Education professor’s research on interdisciplinarity impacts his teaching and inspires students

Dr. Benjamin Forsyth’s background experiences are somewhat unconventional for a professor of education at a mid-size Iowa university: after growing up on the east coast, he played football at an Indiana college, had a two-year stint living in the Netherlands, finished his physics degree at Brigham-Young University in Idaho, spent two years teaching high school physics, and then studied educational psychology in the Midwest. 
2023 Gold Star Teachers

Six UNI alumni among this year’s Gold Star Teachers

On May 10, KWWL and the McElroy Trust honored this year’s Gold Star Teachers at a ceremony at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
John Speer holding Educational Leadership Legacy Award with wife

AEA head John Speer earns Educational Leadership Legacy Award

John Speer, chief administrator with the Grant Wood Area Education Agency in Cedar Rapids, has received the 2023 UNI Educational Leadership Legacy Award. 
Mary Ann Bolton first place winner, Lydia Berns-Schweingruber

Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Mary Ann Bolton, class of 1970, never forgot the positive impact of her experience at UNI. After a long and impactful career in librarianship and many endeavors into supporting libraries, she looked back to her academic roots to explore a way to give back. In 2017, she worked with the library to establish an endowment with a specific interest in using her gift to support and recognize undergraduate students’ research projects.
Sharon Elliott and Hannah Bustamante in the classroom

Mentoring the next generation of teachers

Learn more about the crucial role mentor teachers play in building the next generation of educators. 
Colleen Mulholland

Thank you to our teachers!

UNI College of Education Dean Colleen Mulholland shares a few words about the importance of educators for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Reegan Zinkula standing in front of a white board in her classroom

Teacher education students share experiences in the classroom

At UNI, teacher education students learn to appreciate the work of teachers more than the average person when they get in the classroom and start teaching.