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Email Newsletter February 2023

February Email Newsletter 2023

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Holy Smokes - it's already mid-February! Sending you all warm wishes and with growing excitement for AERA!

On that note, I am going to make this super brief and share a new Lead the Change as well as share the winners for our awards. Wahoo!!! 

First, this month’s Lead the Change is focused on celebrating our sessions at AERA and specifically those pertaining to Transforming Education and Teacher Education. This mini-series features our presenters and their work as a preview to AERA. We will be doing this for all the sessions. Please enjoy and we encourage you to reach out to the authors directly either via email or in person at AERA


SIG AWARDS: Emerging Scholar, Graduate Student & Travel

Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Virella of Montclair State University! We are thrilled to be able to honor your scholarship in educational change and social justice. Thank you for being part of our Ed Change community! 

To read more about Dr. Virella -

Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Whitney Hegseth, a visiting fellow at Boston College! You have already done so much in your early work as a PhD, we are excited to see what comes next and so thrilled to have you as part of our community.  

To read more about Dr. Hegseth-

Educational Change SIG Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Kate Steilen, the winner of our student travel award. Kate is currently a PhD student in Educational Administration at the University at Buffalo SUNY. She is also the managing editor of The Journal of Educational Change. We are excited to see you in Chicago and to celebrate your good work! 

Thank you to our Partners

Educational Research for Policy and Practice
International Education News
International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Journal of Educational Change
Journal of Professional Capital and Community
National Principals Leadership Institute
School Leadership & Management

Join the Ed Change SIG!

To join the SIG: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. 

Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering your user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in your My AERA page. 

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner

We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity for joining to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team.

Share your News with Us

Please visit our membership page for all the Lead the Change articles, information on SIG awards and more.

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our Web Membership CornerFacebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages! 

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair
Olga Fellus, Program Chair
Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor
Taylor Strickland, Social Media Coordinator
Emy Decker, Event Coordinator