William & Mary’s School of Education will dedicate its new building at 301 Monticello Avenue on Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson will speak briefly at the event, which will take place in the Matoaka Woods room.
School of Education Dean Virginia McLaughlin will join Robinson and several others – including President Taylor Reveley and Rector Henry Wolf – in cutting a ribbon on the building. Following the dedication, light refreshments will be served and attendees are invited to tour the building.
“We are delighted to be able to share our new building with the public as we officially mark the beginning of a new era for the School of Education,” said McLaughlin. “With all of our programs and centers under one roof, the impact of the school’s faculty, staff, and students will be all the more apparent to the campus and community.”
The dedication is open to the public, and attendees are asked to park at William & Mary Hall and walk to the School of Education on the path that stretches from the recreation center to the new building.
The dedication kicks off a week of events intended to celebrate the new facility, including an open house of the centers that are housed in the building on Oct. 5. The week culminates with the Oct. 7 Hauben Lecture, which will be given this year by Diane Ravitch. A former assistant secretary of education, Ravitch is now a professor of education at New York University and author of works such as “The Death and Life of the Great American School System” and “The Language Police.”
People interested in potentially pursuing graduate degrees at the School of Education will have another chance to see the new facility on Oct. 15 when the school hosts its annual Day for Prospective Graduate Students from 3-6 p.m. in the Matoaka Woods Room.