Dean Spencer with 2023 Alumni Award winners


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SOE Alumni Excellence Awards in Education

Each year the UCR School of Education recognizes up to 3 outstanding alumni who, in alignment with SOE’s mission, are committed to advancing equitable educational systems and practices. Awardees include a teacher credential alumni on faculty at a K-12 school (elementary school, middle school, high school), a graduate program alumni (MA or doctoral degree recipient), and an alumni who works in school administration/leadership. Awardees are selected by Dean Joi A. Spencer in consultation with a committee of SOE faculty and community members. 

Nominations for the 2025 Awards will open during the 2025 Winter quarter.


2024 Awardees

The School of Education hosted the 2024 Alumni Excellence Awards in Education on May 7, 2024. This in-person event honored alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of education. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, and community members were in attendance for the special evening dedicated to excellence in education. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

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