Welcome New Lurie College Staff Member, Barbara Ybarra!

Lurie College is excited to welcome it’s new Director of Development, Barbara Ybarra, to the community!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Development Director Barbara Ybarra

Barbara Ybarra is passionate about ending generational poverty through access to higher education, civic engagement, and community service for students and their families.  With over 20 years of local and national leadership experience in the intersection of public policy, government, and the nonprofit sector, Ms. Ybarra will join the Lurie College from the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), where she has been the Interim Executive Director.  Prior to serving as BLCI’s Interim Executive Director, Ms. Ybarra served as BCLI’s first Chief Advancement Officer.  In this role, she grew the organization’s budget from $1.3 million to $3 million.  This growth has enabled BLCI to serve over 600 students and families in a community in which only 3% of adults have a college degree.

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Lurie College of Education 4th Annual One Warm Coat (and Socks) Drive

Lurie College of Education One Warm Coat Drive

The Lurie College of Education Credential Services office is organizing a drive to collect gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and new socks.  All donated items will go to the Bill Wilson Center, which provides services to more than 4,100 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County through various programs.  Please stop by SH 101 from Mon., Dec. 2 – Mon., Dec. 16 if you’re able to donate!

Lurie College Hosts Inaugural Future of Learning Summit

This article was originally published on the SJSU Newsroom website by Julia Halprin Jackson.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit

Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer with speakers from the inaugural Future of Learning Summit: Shar Naidu, Vivian Vu, Kent McGuire, Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Laura Quintana, Irene Castillon, SJSU professor Ellen Middaugh, and Arun Ramanthan. Photo by Francisco Mendoza.

San Jose, Calif. — About 100 Silicon Valley thought leaders, policymakers and K-12 educators filled SJSU’s Diaz Compean Student Union Theater November 13 at the inaugural Future of Learning Summit, hosted by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The event included five keynote speakers and talks by five SJSU community members, all of whom addressed the question, “What is the future of learning?”

“We’re at a time of significant change in education and across society,” said Heather Lattimer, dean of the Lurie College. “We have changing job markets, demographic shifts and new understandings around what learning and cognition mean and look like. It’s a time of rapid change that can be really scary. But it’s also an opportunity for all of us to challenge the way that we think of education and schooling to find new ways to support stronger, more equitable and more relevant outcomes.” Lattimer described SJSU’s upcoming Future of Learning Initiative, a cross-disciplinary program to spur innovation on campus, serve as a hub for transforming education in the region, generate new knowledge that will elevate the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and position SJSU as a thought leader in the field of educational innovation.

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RSVP to Attend the Lurie College Learning Showcase!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Flyer

SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase, which will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester!  This event will take place on Friday, December 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall and include posters, presentations, panels, a plenary, and prizes.  To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/education/showcase.


If you are a Lurie College of Education student who is interested in presenting a research poster at the Learning Showcase and would like some support and guidance from Lurie College faculty, please attend the Poster Workshop on Friday, November 22, from 12-1pm in Sweeney Hall 447 to meet with Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department faculty member Lyle Lustigman and Teacher Education Department faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz!

Lurie College Staff Selected for CSU Fellowship

Congrats to SJSU Lurie College of Education Director of Assessment and Accreditation Isabel Vallejo, who was recently selected to join the CSU’s 2019-2020 EdQ Data and Improvement Fellowship Cohort, which is made up of eleven data professionals from across the CSU representing a variety of years of experience, roles and campus environments!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Staff Member Isabel Vallejo

Leaders of Lurie College | Saul

Meet Saul, SJSU staff member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“In the 4th grade, I was given an award for “perseverance”. At the time, I did not know what the term meant. Fast forward to today, I would say that I overcame a lot of adversity, especially being a first-generation student. As students, we owe it to ourselves to try hard and go after what we want, despite the difficulties. In the end we gain life experiences and we become more resilient, all because we chose to never give up. The 4th grade version of myself would be extremely proud of me today.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Staff Saul Ruiz

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Read the 2018-19 Lurie College of Education Annual Report

The Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University is a place of transformation, where we prepare educators, counselors, therapists, and community leaders using emancipatory pedagogy across our teaching, scholarship and service. Learn more about our impact by reading through this report and join the Lurie College family by visiting sjsu.edu/education!

Leaders of Lurie College | Ana

Meet Ana, SJSU staff member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“My passion for education was modeled to me by my grandfather, who helped raise me. A former farmworker with a fifth grade education, my grandfather had a hunger for learning and reading that inspired me to take advantage of every resource possible in college, graduate school, and my career. I’m grateful to be working for SJSU and the College of Education because I see a genuine passion for learning all around me and a strong commitment to expand educational opportunities for others.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education EdD Leadership Program Staff Ana Paz-Rangel

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Welcome to the Fall 2019 semester, Lurie College!

On behalf of the SJSU Lurie College of Education, Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro would like to welcome its new and returning students to the fall 2019 semester and make them aware of some upcoming events and opportunities!

  • Visit http://sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid to learn more about student research grant opportunities!
  • Visit http://sjsu.edu/education/dine-dean to enter your name for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer, a special guest, and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month!
  • Join Lurie College friends, students, faculty, and staff for food, games, prizes, helpful information, and more on Wed., Sep. 18, in the Sweeney Hall courtyard!
  • Utilize the Student Success Center in Sweeney Hall 106 and the Study and Collaboration Room in Sweeney Hall 446 – they provide advising, study space, helpful workshops, and more!
  • Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

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