SOE News

Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC-BEST alumna wins ‘Outstanding Student Teacher in Science’ Award

Katherine (Katie) Reichelt, UNC-BEST Biology alumna, was presented with the Outstanding Student Teacher in Science Award at the North Carolina Science Teachers Association Conference last week. Each year one student teacher is selected based on his/her demonstrated promise of excellence in science teaching as evidenced during the student teaching experience. Katie is currently teaching science at Green Hope High school in Wake County.


Books sought for ‘Book Fairy’ drive

The School of Education is once again helping with the “Book Fairy” book drive for pediatric cancer patients at UNC Hospitals. The drive is especially seeking English and Spanish-language board books and books featuring children and families of many cultures. You may donate books by placing them in the box in Suite 103 in front of Jodi Abatemarco’s desk.


GSA hosting food drive

The Graduate Student Association will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive (canned and boxed) through this Thursday. A donation box will be located in the Graduate Student Lounge on the second floor of Peabody Hall. All items will be donated to the TABLE ( organization. For any questions, please contact Service Chair Omar Simpson at


Reconnect and Recharge session on Saturday

A Reconnect and Recharge session will be held this Saturday in Phillips Hall. The sessions are for teachers with one to five years of teaching experience, and are designed to help participants identify ways to address issues they have encountered in their work. For more details, contact Ashley Boyd at


GSA seeking proposals for SAES Conference

The Graduate Student Association of the School of Education is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference in January. The SEAES Conference will be held on Jan. 12, with the theme “Moving Education Forward: Connecting Research, Theory, Policy and Practice.” The SEAES Conference was created as a regional forum for the support, promotion and dissemination of research in educational studies. In keeping with this tradition, all individuals engaged in the study and research of education, regardless of specialty area, are invited to submit a proposal. Visit this page for the call for proposals and to register. Registration is free. For questions, send an email to


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Reconnect and Recharge session
Phillips Hall

Nov. 28
School of Education Research and Practice Lunch Series: Kelly Ryoo

Jan. 12
SAES Conference