Educator Perspectives Webinar Series

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Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education offers free webinars for educators, school professionals, and community members that feature engaging and relevant topics ranging from tools and resources for educators to social justice issues facing our students, schools, and community. 

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with the University, faculty, staff, alumni, and current students and learn about our mission and commitment to our students and educators. Register for upcoming webinars and view previously recorded webinars below. 

Upcoming Webinars 

Thriving as Scholars, Serving as Educators

Monday, January 31, 2022; 5 p.m. EST.

Loyola faculty and first-year graduate students break-down the challenges and benefits people face when returning to graduate school. Hear from our panelists as they discuss innovative approaches and available resources that helped them to thrive in graduate school while continuing to serve their local communities as educators. Our students will share some valuable strategies on how they have transitioned to graduate school during this transformative time, provide tips for balancing school and full-time teaching/service, and how they have been able to immediately apply what they've learned.

Moderator: Dr. Leah K. Saal, co-director and associate professor of the literacy education 

Register for "Thriving as Scholars, Serving as Educators"

February 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022; 5 p.m. EST.

Past Webinars

Teaching During a Pandemic

Current and former Loyola graduate students reflects on how they have adapted to the new classroom environment amid COVID-19. Panelists will share strategies, research opportunities, and resources as they discuss how to best collaborate and support students, staff, and communities.


  • Clanci MacKenzie, current Loyola graduate student pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership; classroom teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Monica McPherson, M.Ed. ’16, affiliate faculty at Loyola University Maryland; reading specialist at Brooke Grove Elementary, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Blossom Ojukwu, current graduate student pursuing a M.Ed. in Educational Technology; director of choral activities, Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • James Screven, earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from Loyola in 2017; assistant principal, Chesapeake Math and IT Academy, Prince George’s County Public Schools

Moderator: Afra Hersi, Ph.D., interim dean of School of Education

View Webinar Recording: Teaching During a Pandemic

Reckoning with our Past in Schools

Loyola’s School of Education faculty will begin with a brief historical context of Critical Race Theory’s influence in K-12 education and why and how it has been a part of our schools. Panelists will dive deeper and continue with a discussion on what is needed at the school and district level from teachers, school leaders, students, parents, and community members. 


  • Dr. Marie Heath, assistant professor of Educational Technology
  • Dr. Regina Young, affiliate professor at Loyola University Maryland

Moderator: Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D., professor and program director of Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice

View Webinar Recording: Reckoning with our Past in Schools