Celebrating 20 years in 2021-2022, the MAED is a proven leader in online education. Not only has it enhanced the professional practice of graduates both inside and beyond the classroom, but the program laid the foundation for a new era of online teaching and learning at MSU.
In celebration of the program’s 20-year milestone, we are sharing the stories of some of its graduates. Click on the names below to read more about the careers of eight MAED alumni. Are you an MAED alumni interested in sharing your story? Let us know (via Qualtrics).
Try to spot Tara Hardy at a community event and you might need to take a second look.
“If I get to go into the community and I’m at a place where kids are, it will always take you a minute to find me because I will always be on the floor,” she explained. “I will always be interacting with kids because that is exactly what led me to this (career).” Read More
Ask Vic Radcliff about education and it won’t take long for the conversation to turn to sports.
For every major milestone in his 15-year career as an educator, you’ll discover a connection to his work as an athlete and coach. Read More
Jess Knott has a unique and diverse professional portfolio, but from the beginning there’s been a common theme: how does it work?
Knott is an instructional designer by trade, with more than a decade of experience helping educators develop strategies and tools to enhance their teaching. She charted her own course in the field by continually returning to that deceptively simple question. Read More
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, infection and how it spreads entered the public conversation in unprecedented ways.
Suddenly, we began to ask questions about personal protective equipment and the differences between aerosol and droplet transmission.
Throughout her 30-year career, Julia Jackson has studied and answered those types of questions to help keep health-care workers and their patients safe. Read More
John Bonhom II
John Bonhom II describes himself as an educational “utility player.”
Officially, he is the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs at Indian Creek School in Maryland. His portfolio includes admissions and enrollment, alumni relations, development, and marketing.
But one of his favorite aspects of working in administration in a tightly knit independent school is the opportunity to do “a little bit of everything.” Read More
There are certain educators who connect with their students and leave a lasting impression.
For Rania Hammoud, that teacher — her fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Enneking — helped to define her own career as an educator and administrator. Read More
Kathryn O’Hara-Wallis had long considered a career as a teacher, but it was the opportunity to work in early childhood education that inspired her.
“When I started to learn about why working with young children is so important and the impact it makes not only at that moment in time, but for the rest of their lives, it really just sparked a passion in me,” she explained. Read More
Chris Brosky approached the search for a teaching position with longevity in mind. Finding the right fit was key.
More than two decades later, he’s at the same school — Clarkston High School in Clarkston, MI — teaching in the same building. Read More