Fall 2016 is a wrap!

Dear friends and colleagues,

As the semester comes to a close, I have been honored to work with faculty, staff, students, and alumni on what was a productive year in the School of Education and Human Development. In the short time I have served as executive director, I have developed a stronger appreciation for the commitment our faculty and staff have for our students, and for the leadership they demonstrate within their respective professions. Congratulations to our 2016 graduates! Our students continue to show they are among the best and the brightest.

Here are some other bright spots of 2016:

Five Art Education alumni received top honors at this year’s Florida Art Education Conference in Naples and Abdiel Acosta, a student in our Art Education Master’s program won first place at the Coconut Grove Art Festival and the FIU Provost Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Creative Project.

Our Fall Career Fair helped more than 100 students connect and network with school districts throughout Florida and from the East Coast.

In November, we welcomed more than 400 Future Educators of America members and teachers from high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward, Lee and Collier counties for our annual FEA conference, which offers high school students an opportunity to interact, network, and learn from leaders in education, peers and college students while highlighting the many advantages of a career in education. 

Our fall graduates now join a strong network of more than 26,000 leaders and we encourage you to stay connected, through alumni events and ongoing community activities.

We hope you had a great 2016 and on behalf of the School of Education and Human Development I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!


Laura Dinehart
Executive Director
School of Education and Human Development