Fairfield Celebrates Bridgeport Higher Education Alliance Excellence in Education Week

Last spring, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) welcomed 400 students, parents, faculty, and staff from the Bridgeport community to campus as part of the Bridgeport Higher Education Alliance Excellence in Education Week.
Fairfield University honored 130 individuals from 10 Bridgeport schools.

GSEAP Dean Bob Hannafin, PhD, and Bryan Ripley Crandall, PhD, GSEAP assistant professor of the practice of curriculum and instruction, and director of the Connecticut Writing Project – Fairfield, planned the evening in collaboration with school liaisons, principals, and administrators. Nine awards were given to children K-8 and adults including the Peacemaker Award, Mentoring Award, and Parent/Guardian Award. Amy Marshall, chief academic officer at Bridgeport Public Schools, and the Chairman of Bridgeport’s School Board of Education, Joe Larcheveque, were on hand to help give out the awards. Dr. Crandall was the master of ceremonies for the evening. ●F