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McKell S. Withers

McKell S. Withers

Dr. Withers grew up in Salt Lake City, attended the public city schools, and graduated from South High School where he was the studentbody president. He began his teaching career right out of high school as a Chapter I (now called Title I) tutor at Bryant Intermediate School. His first full-time teaching assignment was at the Granite Alternative High School working with students who had not been successful in a traditional high scho ol setting. He worked for twenty seven years in the Granite School District and held various positions.

Click above to see the 2015 College of Education Convocation Video

sonia nietoThe College of Education would like to thank the J. George Jones, Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Memorial Fund for the 2015 Jones Lecture. Dr. Sonia Nieto was this year's guest lecturer presenting "Why They Teach Now: Teachers Stories of Struggle, Hope and the Future."

"Although for over a century our nation has advanced the 
ideal that a high-quality and excellent public education is the
 birth right of all children, our schools cannot fulfill this ambitious
 and noble purpose unless all of us—parents, policymakers, and 
the general public—commit ourselves to sustaining education as
 a public trust and a promise to future generations."

From "Why We Teach." New York: Teachers College Press, 2005.