Peabody Reflector
Principals’ Leadership and Leadership Principles

For much of the past century, the typical role of the school principal was to serve as the manager-in-chief, an administrator who made sure the boilers worked, the buses ran on time and new teachers were hired and placed in classrooms. In the wake of school reform during the last decade, however, the role of the principal has changed dramatically. For today’s principals, Peabody is creating professional development to provide a whole new skill set.

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The Face of the Institution

Current students show that Peabody still draws the best for their student body.

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The Most Important Asset

The Leadership and Organizational Performance program trains students who cultivate workforce leaders.

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James Patterson and the Patterson Scholars

James Patterson, MA’70, earned his best-selling author status writing violent crime novels filled with despicable villains and miscreants from every walk of life. Patterson’s goal these days is helping educate the next generation of teachers and encouraging children to read.

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From the Dean

In the winter issue of the Reflector, we examined “the embattled teacher” and the challenges faced both by current teachers and those who aspire to enter the profession.

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The Rogers Family Scholarship

What goes around comes around. That may seem like an old saw, but for two lucky Peabody students, it is anything but trite.

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Monica Cox, PhD’05

Monica Cox, PhD’05, is out to fill those gaps. The Peabody graduate is one of the top national researchers in the field of engineering education.

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Michael Yiran Ma, BS’09

It’s a hot, muggy day near 4 p.m. at a lake in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, and a young man has been fishing for a while. He has caught eight or nine redtail catfish, none huge, when suddenly, a behemoth catches on to his tilapia bait, and he fights with it for nearly 30 minutes.

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Al Hurwitz, BS’42, MA’43

Last August, Al Hurwitz, BS’42, MA’43, donated a collection of his World War II drawings to the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va.

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Morris Wiener, BS’53

Morris Wiener, BS’53, recently sent the Peabody Reflector an article he wrote for Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education about a camping education class he took at Peabody in 1952 with R.T. DeWitt, associate professor of physical education.

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