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Dean's Lecture Series

Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University School of Education's Dean's Lecture Series brings leading stakeholders in education and leadership to Drexel for informative presentations and discussions with School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Presentations are held throughout the academic year and give attendees the opportunity to hear new perspectives on current topics in education and leadership. A list of events and links to RSVP are listed below.

2019-2020 Dean's Lecture Series Event Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for her Children"

Teru Clavel, Author and School of Education Alumna
Author and Drexel University School of Education alumna Teru Clavel will share insight from her new book, World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for her Children. The book explores reasons why Asian students are outpacing their American counterparts in their education outcomes and key takeaways on how to bring the best of Asia’s education and parenting philosophies to American schools and homes.


Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dawn Montecalvo, President and CEO, Guadalupe Center, Immokalee, FL

Dawn Montecalvo leads the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, Florida. The center is committed to providing children of Immokalee access to high-quality, innovative academic and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. The organization's focus is on the most critical periods of a child's education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. Mrs. Montecalvo will provide information about the successes of her center as well as her perspective on systemic issues in education.