Alumni Class Notes, Winter 2013-14
Ann Gadzikowski, M.Ed. ’91, recently published two books. Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs was developed through Bridgepoint Education as a core textbook for college courses in early childhood administration. Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms, developed with Redleaf Press and NAEYC, helps educators create rich and satisfying learning experiences that meet the needs of all children.
Bela Moté, M.Ed. ’00, has been named senior vice president of learning and evaluation for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. She will lead the new department responsible for developing and managing cross-functional learning, evaluation, and innovation at the Y. She was formerly the Y’s director of operations for human services.
Linda (Florescu) Stull, M.S. ’05, has completed her medical training and is now finishing her sub-specialty fellowship training as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She writes, “My Erikson education has been so very valuable to me as I work with children and families. I am grateful every day.”
Dina Gerber, M.S. ’07, M.S.W. (Loyola) ’08, an early childhood mental health consultant at Kernodle Clinic in North Carolina, is developing a template to help provide prevention services to families and supports to the doctors. She says, “It is exciting being at the forefront of trying to merge mental health and physical health back into a medical home. I know I am here because of my time at Erikson and can continue to make the school and its tradition proud.”
Quinn Hunter McGonagle, M.S. ’10, is an educational consultant at the nonprofit All Our Kin, Inc. and works closely with family child care providers. She recently traveled to Sri Lanka on behalf of All Our Kin as a consultant for a local preschool. She writes, “I can honestly say that I could not have been successful in my work as an educational consultant if it wasn’t for my incredibly valuable Erikson Institute training.”