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Inspiring Educators with Mary Ann and Ron Hansen

Dean Jean McGivney-Burelle and Tabatha Butler interview Mary Ann and Ron Hansen about their Frank. B. and Phyllis H. Wilson Memorial Scholarship to support College of Education students. In the second half of the show they interview their recent scholarship recipient Monica Olmos.

On Inspiring Educators College of Education’s Dean Jean McGiveny-Burelle and director of Development Tabatha Butler interviews supporters of the College of Education about their careers, philanthropy, and the future educators they inspire. This month’s guests are Mary Ann and Ron Hansen who share why education is so important to them. In the second part of the show we hear from their scholarship recipient, Monica Olmos, who has already secured a teaching position in her senior year at ISU and thanks to donors like Hansen’s was able to go to school debt free.

Jean McGivney-Burelle joined Idaho State University in June of 2020 as Professor and Dean of the College of Education. Jean has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Her scholarly work is focused on the teaching and learning of mathematics and she has served as PI or Co-PI on STEM education grants totaling more than $2 million. Jean is a Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow, a National Network for Educational Renewal Fellow, and a participant in the 2016-17 HERS Leadership Institute. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Hartford, an M.S. in Mathematics from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut.