School of Education

For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary will enable the School of Education to achieve its vision of solving complex educational problems. Your support energizes us to dream bigger and reach higher in the pursuit of ensuring a high-quality educational experience for each and every individual in our society. Together, we will change the world one student, one project and one innovation at a time. Join us!

Emily Gerdelman Ridjaneck ’07
Chair, School of Education Development Board

Support the School of Education

Scholars come to the William & Mary School of Education with a passion to transform students, schools and communities and we prepare them to do just that. Private support is critical as we strive to educate and inspire people of great promise and preserve the benefits of being a small school that thinks big.

Priorities

PILLAR I: WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET | $10.5 MILLION

SCHOLARSHIPS | $5 million

  • Graduate Fellowships | $5 million
    Provide competitive funding to yield the most promising graduate students who desire to study at the W&M School of Education

TEACHING EXCELLENCE | $5.5 million

  • Professorships | 4 @ $1 million | $4 million
    Recruit & retain high-caliber seasoned faculty
  • Term Professorships | 6 @ $250,000 | $1.5 million
    Reward & retain high-performing, newly tenured faculty members

PILLAR II: MAKING THE REMARKABLE | $13 MILLION

ENGAGED LEARNING, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

  • Center for Innovation in Learning Design | $6 million
    Funding to support a multi-disciplinary center that advances innovation across the PK-20 education arena
  • Fund for Excellence | $2.5 million Annual unrestricted expendable support
  • Clinical Faculty Program | $1.5 million Operational support
  • Innovation Funds | $1 million
    To encourage and support innovation in teaching and learning
  • Department Funds | $750,000
    Funds to support initiatives of the three academic departments
  • TeachLivE™ | $500,000 Operational support
  • Holmes Scholars Program | $500,000 Operational support
  • Student Opportunity Funds | $250,000
    Support research and professional development opportunities

PILLAR III: A PASSION FOR IMPACT | $6.5 MILLION

WILLIAM & MARY IN THE WORLD | $500,000

  • Global Studies Initiatives | $500,000
    Support for study-abroad graduate programs

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | $6 million

  • Center for Gifted Education | $2 million
    Operational support
  • New Horizons Family Counseling Center | $2 million
    Operational support
  • Center for Gifted Education Camp Launch | $2 million
    Operating expenses for summer program

Fact Sheet

You can learn more about the School of Education goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.

  •  Patty Purish O’Neill Ph.D ’05 ,  Director of Development
  •  757-221-1032
  •   pponei@wm.edu

W&M Impact News

Cloudera Foundation awards more than US$1.7M to help AidData and Terre des hommes use data to address pressing global challenges

The Cloudera Foundation was created in 2017 because its founders believe that the responsible use of data is a powerful tool to make progress on the world’s most challenging problems. They set up the Cloudera Foundation to make it easier for organizations globally to use data to address social and environmental problems.

W&M hosts Iron Chef star

On December 3, lunchtime in Sadler Center’s Center Court was no ordinary affair. Students lined up 30-deep at select stations while the smells of Asian cuisine filled the air. Holding court at the steamy ramen counter was celebrity chef Katsuya Fukushima, who was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Iron Chef.” In addition to the vegetable ramen noodles, Fukushima designed two other plates for William & Mary students, a smashed Waygu burger with seaweed and a roasted cauliflower dish presented in sculptural parchment.