Shanna Peeples returns to Texas with a renewed sense of self

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:10 in Psychology & Sociology

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Shanna Peeples was back in her home state of Texas. It was week eight of the COVID-19 quarantine and despite the circumstances, Peeples was feeling grateful. After spending three years in the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), she had at last reached a milestone: Her final paper, all 25,240 words, was written, edited, revised, and uploaded to her adviser. The paper was an interesting end to her time at Harvard. Although she had worked for years as an education reporter before spending 15 years teaching middle and high school students in Texas (and earning the honor of National Teacher of the Year in 2015), Peeples  had never really expected writing to continue to play such a major role in her graduate school life. Yes, there would be term papers to...

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