Sheilah Paul to Lead the New School of Education at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn

Medgar Evers College, a campus of the City University of New York, has announced the establishment of the School of Education. The college enrolls about 6,800 students. African Americans make up more than three quarters of the student body.

The new school will focus on underserved students in urban locales and will embrace emerging STEM and arts fields. The new school will also offer honors programs. The school will include the department of developmental and special education and the department of multicultural early childhood and elementary education.

Rudolph F. Crew, president of Medgar Evers College, stated that “education continues to be the source of growth and justice redistributed through quality schooling. The School of Education is devoted to this outcome.”

Sheilah M. Paul is the founding dean of the new School of Education. She has been serving as acting dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education and is the former chair of the department of education at the college.

Dr. Paul is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where she majored in psychology and English. She holds three master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in education from Columbia University.

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