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DisruptED TV Episode 220 - Changing the Paradigm of the Graduate School of Education with Dr. John Henning & Dr. Bernard Bragen

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Monmouth University: Dr. Bernard F. Bragen & Dr. John E. Henning

Dr. Bernard F. Bragen, Jr., has been the superintendent of the Hazlet Township Public Schools since November 1, 2011. His educational experience includes working as a special education teacher, learning disabilities teacher consultant, supervisor of special services, assistant principal, principal, and most recently as assistant superintendent in the Hazlet Township Public Schools prior to his appointment as superintendent. Dr. Bragen holds masters degrees in both special education and educational leadership, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Dr. Bragen helped oversee the implementation of several initiatives that have had a profound impact on the students in the Hazlet School District, including district reconfiguration, the creation of the Explorer Program-Early College Academy, and the one-to-one Chromebook Program. Dr. Bragen is currently the President of the Monmouth County Superintendents’ Roundtable, and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2011.

Dr. John E. Henning s an innovative and energetic leader with more than 30 years of experience in teaching and teacher education,” said Laura J. Moriarty, Monmouth University provost and vice president for academic affairs. “His diverse background, which includes service as a public school teacher, university professor, and academic administrator, will foster a comprehensive and holistic approach to leading the School of Education.”

Henning noted that Monmouth’s understanding of the importance of the role that external partnerships play in giving students a competitive advantage is one of the things that most excites him about the opportunity. “Strong partnerships can multiply the power and effectiveness of any organization, and this is especially true for a school of education,” he said. “Fostering a network approach to professional preparation promotes great teaching, will keep the school at the forefront of innovation in teacher education, and will provide unique research opportunities for our students.”

“Dr. Henning’s proven capacity for leading transformational initiatives through partnerships with public schools, community agencies, and universities will enhance the learning experience for our students while greatly expanding their professional opportunities,” said Monmouth University President Paul R. Brown, Ph.D.

Henning comes to Monmouth from Ohio University, where he has served as professor and associate dean of academic engagement and outreach for The Patton College of Education for the past two years. Before moving into that leadership post, he spent four years as a professor and chair of the teacher education department at Ohio, where he supervised 26 faculty members in the largest department in the college.

Prior to that, Henning was at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for 10 years, where he served as an associate professor, assistant professor and co-coordinator of professional development

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