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Fall 2018 Bridges Magazine
Eman Beck with two students


From NASA to the Classroom

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education graduate Eman Beck is changing the face of science in Norman Public Schools.

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Gregg Garn, Dean of Education

Dean's Welcome       


As we embark on another academic year, I am excited to share with you the work and events taking place in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.

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Pres. Gallogly, Rep. Cole, Dean Garn at K20 Center grant announcement

K20 Center

K20 Center Receives $68M Grant

in GEAR UP Funding

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ECEI Employees celebrating grant

ECEI Receives NIH Grant

OU-Tulsa's Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) has received a $2.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to extend work with researchers from Georgetown University

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Becky Oglesby, 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

JRCoE Graduate Named 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Becky Oglesby, a Yukon elementary school art educator whose alter-ego as the Caped Crusader earned her the nickname the “Batman Teacher” is Oklahoma’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

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Anoutubby and Students

Debt-Free Teachers Program Celebrates Milestone

Donors, current students and alumni gathered on May 17 to celebrate several milestones reached by the OU Debt-Free Teachers program. More than 100 students have now been admitted to the program.

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Professor Sabina Vaught

New Department Chair Joins ELPS

In July Sabina Vaught joined the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education as professor of Educational Studies and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.


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OU Alumni teaching at Arthur elementary

In The Field

Hear from JRCoE Graduates in the


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Ben Heddy

Get to Know...
Ben Heddy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

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Meet the New Faculty

Meet four new faculty members who joined the college this fall.

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Student processional into convocation

Spring 2018 Convocation

Re-live the fanfare and fun from the spring 2018 convocation ceremony.


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OU Giving Day

The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education took part in OU Giving Day on Sept. 25.

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Group photo from homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education celebrated Homecoming 2018 on Oct. 27, taking part in the OU Homecoming parade before playing host to an alumni tailgate prior to the game.

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Megan Curry wins award

JRCoE Students Win National Awards

JRCoE students Megan Curry and Hunter Matusevic were recently honored by the Division on Career Development Transition.

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Macey Stewart

Stewart Honored with Presidential Award

Macey (Morgan) Stewart was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. 

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Shawn Sheehan and family

Sheehan Named Einstein Fellow

JRCoE graduate Shawn Sheehan was named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for 2018-19.

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McLaughlin Family Honors Matriarch

The McLaughlin family honored Jean McLaughlin with a gift to the Debt-Free Teachers Program.

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Johnny Poolaw and faculty with native quilts

Around the College

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Students in front of Collings Hall

Faculty, Staff, Student & Alumni Updates

Happenings Fall 2018

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KDP Initiation
Students at Move-In

Become a Monthly Supporter

By becoming a monthly supporter of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, you will provide year-round opportunities for students and faculty who are working to improve education in Oklahoma and beyond. Funds donated will be directed to the college’s general fund, which supports student scholarships, emergency student needs and multiple student organizations, among other initiatives.

Donating is easy.

By having a small amount charged to your credit card each month, you can make a BIG impact without writing a huge check. You can cancel or change the amount of your monthly gift at any time.

Examples of how your monthly gift can make an impact:

  • $6 a month can provide refreshments for the college’s weekly Tuesday Tea event for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • $12 a month can support a book club for JRCoE students for an entire semester.
  • $22 a month can provide annual dues to national student organizations for outstanding students.

You can set up your monthly contribution at the link below by selecting “Make my gift ongoing” under Payment Options.

You also can contact Director of Development Emily Reed at (405) 325-1976, or to set up your giving options.

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Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 138 Norman, OK 73019-2041
(405) 325-4844

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