College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

2015 Agnes Meyer Honorees and Other Award-Winning CEHD Alumni

April 13, 2015

Congratulations to the following 2014-15 award-winning educators who are alumni of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.  

Your accomplishments make us proud!


The Washington Post
Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards

Arvinder Johri


  • Nanette Hof
    Mount Daniel Elementary School
    Falls Church, VA
    ✽ MS, Curriculum and Instruction, 1996: Early Childhood Education; and a BA in English.


The Washington Post
Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards

Tyrone Byrd


  • Greg Machi
    Anne E. Moncure Elementary School
    Stafford County, VA
    ✽ MEd, Education Leadership, 2003.


Virginia Awards


Kelly Nickerson

Virginia's National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Virginia Region 6 Teacher of the Year

  • Matthew T. Newton
    Fishburn Park Elementary School
    Roanoke, VA
    ✽ Currently pursuing a degree at George Mason University: MEd, Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Assistive Technology.

Virginia "Super Teacher" Award


National Awards


Aspiring Superintendent Scholarship from AASA, The School Superintendents Association

  • Matthew Ragone
    Langley High School
    McLean, VA
    ✽ Currently pursuing a PhD in Education, with a specialization in Education Policy.
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Katharine Hale

Apple: Distinguished Educators Class of 2015



If you know of other award-winning alumni, please let us know!


About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the most comprehensive education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a full range of courses, certificates, and degree programs on campus, online, and on site to more than 4,000 students each year. CEHD is fully accredited by NCATE, and all licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, DC, is Virginia's largest public research university.

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