Alumni Notes: Sarah Noel (’05) and Rashid Ferrod Davis (’03)

GSE Alum Sarah Noel [FCRH’ 02 (Psychology), GSE ’05 (Mental Health Counseling)] is a licensed Mental Health Professional working with teens and adults, as well as a Person-Centered Topic Expert publishing monthly online articles for

In her most recent article,Raising a Child with Special Needs: What About Your Needs?,” published on February 27th, 2013, Sarah offers strategies and discusses the importance for parents with special needs children of taking care of themselves and finding support, so that that they can feel more energized and more capable of caring for and connecting with their children. 
Click here to read the full article and here to read more about Sarah (including links to her past articles). Stay tuned for new GoodTherapy article links here!

After President Barack Obama praised P-TECH (Rashid Ferrod Davis, GSE Class of 2003, is the founding principal) in his State-of-the Union address last month, many educators and administrators have been eager to replicate and integrate P-TECH’s secrets for success. In September, two more six-year schools, one in the Bronx and one in Queens, will be opening and operating according to the P-TECH model.

Click here to read more about the P-TECH model and the plan for the openings of additional schools in New York in the Daily News.
Click here to read more about P-Tech in recent news.

Davis will also be speaking at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initative’s conference entitled “THINK TANK – Is Education a Civil Right?” on April 25-27, 2013.  He will be one of the commentators in a discussion called “Dialogue with Innovators – Can Institutional Innovations Secure Educational Opportunity? Are Policy or Legal Changes Required? 
Click here to see the full agenda for the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative conference. 



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