Class Notes Submitted in September, 2015

Steven M. Elliott (M.Ed. ’01, Ph.D. ’03 Kines) received the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award at UNC Wilmington, which comes with a $5000 award for three years.

Seth Hayden (Ph.D. ’11 Couns Ed) is an assistant professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “I have been focusing my work on the career and personal counseling of military service members and their families, the connection between career and mental health concerns, and the process of counseling supervision. I strongly value the balance between academic and clinical work my role offers and being able to contribute in some small way to the body of knowledge related to the practice of counseling. I am tremendously grateful for all that my experience at U.Va. has done to prepare me for my professional work.

Seth Hayden's Curry Memory

“Some of my fondest memories are of the times spent with my doctoral cohort members (i.e., Laura, Mary, and Tom). Being able to share the experience of significant personal and professional growth with such insightful and smart people contributed greatly to my development during my time at U.Va.
In addition, interacting with supportive faculty members from the counselor education program as well as other disciplines, such as clinical and school psychology, offered access to a wealth of experience and knowledge that still benefits me to this day. Although significantly challenging at times, I will always value my experience in the Curry School and the Sheila Johnson Center for Human Services and believe it is an exceptional learning environment.”

Seth Hayden (Ph.D. ’11 Couns Ed) Seth Hayden cover

Group Career Counseling: Practices and Principles (2nd ed.)
by K. Richard Pyle, Ph.D., and Seth C. W. Hayden, Ph.D.,
National Career Development Association (2015).


Angela Henneberger (Ph.D. ’12 Ed Psych: ADS) completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Prevention and Methodology Training program at Penn State. She now works at the University of Maryland conducting education research to inform state level policy.

Jennifer Horne (M.T. ’08 English Ed) wonders what would happen if schools stopped tracking students by academic level. “What if teaching this way is a viable solution when we are faced with an achievement gap; a stratification that looks like segregation?” asked Horne, who teaches English at Charlottesville High School. “I’m teaching de-tracked, unleveled English in order to kill [leveled classes].” Horne pitched her ideas at TEDx Charlottesville open mic night in September. Read more in Cville Tomorrow.

Adele Horwitz (M.Ed. ’08 Couns Ed) is in her fifth year as the school counselor at the British International School of Boston, a small independent school serving students 18 months-18 years. She enjoys living in Boston with her husband, 2-year-old son Jamie, and too many pets. Adele welcomes questions from Counselor Ed students on working in the Independent Schools sector.

Manuela Jimenez Herrara (Ph.D. ’14 (Ed Psych: ADS)) co-authored an article in Arizona Kids titled “Cooking Up Quality in the Kindergarten Classroom.”

Karen Kahn (M.Ed. ’74, Ed.D. ’77 Clin & School Psych) “You know you are old when, you are old enough to have a child married to a soon-to-be PsyD. Wow–38 years! Perhaps no surprise to anyone, my career has taken yet another slight turn from where it began. I am now using my skills and knowledge to be a strategic business development coach and consultant for lawyers and very large law firms. My second book, Daunting to Doable: You CAN Make It Rain, was published this year. All in all, I am having a great time and feel very grateful for my training and roots at U.Va.”

Karen Kahn (M.Ed. ’74, Ed.D. ’77 Clin & School Psych) Kahn book cover

Daunting to Doable: You CAN Make It Rain
by Karen Kahn