Meet the Dean of the Drexel University's School of Education
A Message from Dean Penny Hammrich, PhD
Welcome to Drexel University’s School of Education. As you browse our site, I hope you will see the many strong commitments we make to education both within our University community, and to the many communities we serve in Philadelphia and beyond.
We have created a new “Living Vision” for the School of Education that I am excited to share with all of you. At the School of Education, we see ourselves as the “Intellectual Center of Pedagogical Innovation.” We are fostering a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment across our school to prepare excellent leaders who are able to thrive in an ever-changing educational landscape.
Our vision covers five signature areas that define the School of Education:
Quality and Improvement- Our educational programs will continue their proud history of improving student learning and maximize their personal and professional potential.
Equity and Access- The School of Education is 100% committed to increasing the availability of high quality learning opportunities from pre-kindergarten through higher education and beyond and produce graduates who will do the same.
Growth- The School of Education is constantly evolving to keep up with a world that is ever changing. We are evaluating our programs so that we can provide education degrees and offerings that students need to achieve success in their careers.
Innovation and Creativity- The School of Education is excited to begin a new research enterprise this year that will support collaborative funded and non-funded research in education within SOE, as well as other schools, colleges, and partners. Stay tuned!
Civic Engagement- Drexel’s mission is to be one of the most civically engaged universities in the United States, and the School of Education is proud to support this mission through programs aimed at strengthening our local community. Our programs include the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series, our work with the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood initiative, SOE’s School Work Studio, and more programs that are on the horizon. Our school strives to be both responsible and responsive to our community and prepares students who share our values of community collaboration.
Thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our school.