School of Education

Christopher Darby in front of a blackboard, wearing a blue Pitt shirt
Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area through the COVID-19 crisis.
A family reads a book together
During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
Timothy Grebeck in a blue "Pitt Education" Tshirt.
Timothy Grebeck (EDUC ’19) has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond.
Tinukwa Boulder in a black shirt
Tinukwa Boulder, director of innovative technologies and online learning in Pitt’s School of Education, says that emphasizing mindfulness and establishing a social presence in the virtual classroom are key to making online learning easier.
Cassie Quigley in a gray turtleneck
A School of Education associate professor helped develop a comprehensive rubric that measures how well students problem-solve in computer science learning. In the process, educators can see how gender affects engagement with programming.
Kevin Crowley in a orange dress shirt and dark sweater.
A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.
Gertrude Wade in a black and white photo.
Gertrude Wade (EDUC ’44, ’46G) helped break the color barrier in Pittsburgh by landing the job as the first African American female principal in Pittsburgh Public Schools.