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Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.

Kathleen Brewster
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Education Leadership have chosen

Kathleen Brewster

as the

2021 Outstanding Student in Education Leadership

Q & A with Outstanding Student in Education Leadership, Kathleen Brewster:

What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?

Research I conducted within this program has lead to initiative and change. Data I gathered and shared during my internship experience has been used to drive schoolwide improvement within Alexandria City Public Schools.

What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?

As a veteran school counselor I am hopeful to direct a school counseling department at the middle- or high school level.

What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?

Oh, there are so many! If I had to pick one, however, it would definitely be re-enacting education law cases and scenarios in Dr. Biggs’s course. That experience took learning to an interactive (and fun) level!

What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?

Stay organized!
Reflect as you go!
Consult with your cohort members!
Set deadlines and meet them!

Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?

I’d like to recognize all of the GMU faculty and staff along with my cohort member peers. Additionally I would like to recognize Dr. Maureen Marshall – my internship supervisor who motivated and encouraged me throughout the internship process. I’d also like to recognize Mrs. Melissa Deak – my school-based internship supervisor who has supported my work and has consistently facilitated my individual personal and professional growth.

Congratulations and best of luck, Kathleen!