Doctoral candidate and multilingual education expert recognized for academic excellence
Center for Schools and Communities is proud to announce that our colleague Andrea G. Kolb was recently initiated as a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest, most selective and most prestigious collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Kolb is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on multilingual education at Penn State University, University Park. She is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
Membership is extended to college juniors who rank in the top 7.5% of their class and to seniors and graduate students in the top 10%, as well as to outstanding faculty, professional staff and alumni who achieve scholarly distinction. It is a stamp of excellence that is recognized by graduate and professional school admissions committees and employers alike.
Kolb is the Statewide Multilingual Education and Instructional Design Project Manager at Center for Schools and Communities. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to school districts across the commonwealth to assist them in complying with all federal and state policies and regulations for providing support services to English learners. Additionally, Kolb develops professional development for teachers and administrators on various topics specific to meeting the linguistic and academic needs of English learners in the classroom.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s international community is a unique blend of students, academicians, and corporate and civic leaders from all fields of endeavor. Upon acceptance of Phi Kappa Phi’s invitation to membership, Kolb became one of a distinguished group. She joined the ranks of an organization whose members include United States presidents, Nobel Prize winners, chief executive officers of some of the nation’s leading corporations; and thousands of men and women who, for more than a century, have sought to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.
Center for Schools and Communities is a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.