Alumni & Community
PROPEL Celebrates Second Cohort Completion and Four New FAU Doctoral Students
Twelve Broward County teacher leaders and assistant principals received certificates in recognition of PROPEL's second cohort to complete the full program. Since its founding, four cohorts of teacher leaders have participated in the PROPEL program which seeks to develop Broward County teacher leaders into school administrators.
It was announced that four students from the second cohort have recently been accepted into the Educational Leadership doctoral program and will thus continue their studies at FAU to complement their certification as school principals.
The program is the result of a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Florida Department of Education for its innovative approach to a principal preparation program.
July 14, 2014
FAU Alumnus has his Musical Composition Performed at Carnegie Hall
Brian Petuch, FAU '08, will have his composition of a First Music commission titled "If You see Something, Say Something" performed by the New York Youth Symphony in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Petuch was a commercial music major in the Department of Music and later attended the Mannes School of Music. More information on Petuch's accomplishments can be found here http://www.nyyouthsymphony.org/first-music/brian-petuch
May 15, 2014
FAU Alumna Hired by the United Nations Relief Works Agency
Jenny Baez, FAU 2011, has been hired by the United Nations Relief Works Agency. She will be working out of Amman, Jordan. Baez was a member of FAU's Diplomacy Program, competing in the 2010 National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York, and the 2010 European Model United Nations event in The Netherlands. She also joined the FAU AmeriCorps program. After graduating from FAU, Baez pursued her graduate degree at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), a renowned social sciences school in Europe. Her two-year Master's degree was focused on international security, particularly centered on the Middle East. As part of her study, Baez completed a six-month internship in Amman, Jordan with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). After completing her M.A., Baez was hired by the UN to continue her work with refugee relief.
May 15, 2014
FAU's PROPEL Has Grown from a $3.5 Million Grant into a Self-sustaining Program
Florida Atlantic University's Principal Rapid Orientation and Preparation in Educational Leadership program is the result of a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Florida Department of Education in December 2011 for its innovative approach to a principal preparation program. Successful completers earn dual certification in Level I Educational Leadership and Level II School Principal certification. While the first and second cohorts of teacher candidates received grant funding for their classes, its fourth and third cohorts are self-sustaining.
Since the program's founding, three cohorts of teacher leaders have participated in the PROPEL program which seeks to develop and fast track Broward County teacher leaders into school administrators. In February, ten teacher leaders were vetted and accepted for the fourth and newest cohort, and on May 10th the program's newest cohort of teacher leaders began their PROPEL journey with the start of the summer semester.
May 13, 2014
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April 30, 2014