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Education Program Mini-Commencement Speaker - May 15, 2009, 3:30-5:00pm, Schwartz Auditorium

Dr. William Dandridge, Former Vice President for Urban Initiatives and Associate Professor of Education at Lesley University, was the guest speaker at the Education Program's May 15 ceremony in Schwartz Auditorium. Dr. Dandridge began his career as a junior high school teacher in Philadelphia.  In 1982, he was the founding Manager of the Boston Public Schools' Institute for Professional Development and later served as Interim Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in BPS, and the Executive Director of the MA Field Center for Teaching and Learning.  In 1989, he was appointed Dean of the UMass Boston Graduate College of Education.  In 1995, he became Dean of Lesley University's School of Education and has served at Lesley until his retirement in 2007.  This year's ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments of 17 graduates of the elementary and secondary Teacher Education Program, and 17 graduates in Education Studies, including the first six students to complete the new major in Education Studies.