The UAB School of Education will host a GEAR UP Alabama informational and open house Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The campus community is invited to learn more about GEAR UP Alabama. The UAB School of Education will host a GEAR UP Alabama informational and open house Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Education Building. The informational will take place from 1-2 p.m in EB 146. The open house will follow, from 2-4 p.m in EB 126.


Join faculty, students, and alumni of the UAB School of Education at the Southeast Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (SETESOL) conference, October 4-7, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. This year’s conference is expected to attract over 600 educators from 11 states in the Southeast and beyond.

More than 200 presentations will take place during the four day conference on topics in the areas such as early childhood education, advocacy and culture, and content instruction. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California and Dr. Paulette Dilworth, VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UAB.

Dr. Susan Spezzini, UAB School of Education Associate Professor, is this year’s conference chair. To learn more or register for the conference, visit the SETESOL website.

In her new job, former special education teacher and assistant principal Sandy Naramore makes dreams come true for children suffering from serious illnesses and conditions.

Back in April, the UAB School of Education selected Sandy Naramore as the Outstanding Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Alumna for 2017. The honor came just four months after she took the reins as executive director of Magic Moments, a nonprofit that grants non-medical wishes for youngsters suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Anne Bruno LaRussa has worked for years to bring affordable mental health services to women and children in Birmingham. And she’s not done yet.

Birmingham native Anne Bruno LaRussa’s journey to becoming a mental health counselor started in the 1980s when she worked at a local community college advising older women who had returned to school to earn their degrees.

The Exercise Physiology Lab in the UAB School of Education

When UAB kinesiology professors needed a new teaching lab, the School of Education created a high-tech space that would take the program to a new level.

The UAB School of Education now has its own in-house exercise physiology lab.

In the past, undergraduate exercise science, fitness leadership and physical education students at UAB conducted their kinesiology experiments in the Bell-Wallace Gymnasium and the School of Health Professions. But last fall, the SOE, with monies from the Provost’s Office, renovated two adjacent, first-floor classrooms in the building to create a new exercise physiology lab.