Alumni Spotlights

KALYNN HALL PISTORIO
KALYNN HALL PISTORIO
Alumni

EDUCATION:

E.D. in Exceptional Student Education, FAU
Master's in Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS AT FAU:

Holmes National Research Coordinator; Past President of the Student Achievement Council for College of Education; Past Vice-President of Kappa Delta Pi

ONE THING EVERY FAU STUDENT SHOULD EXPERIENCE:

Every student at FAU should attend i-Lead as an opportunity to learn how to generalize the knowledge they are learning in the classroom to their field.

ADVICE FOR STUDENTS:

Get involved. Joining clubs and serving in various positions is not only an excellent social opportunity but a learning experience that will support you as transition to your career.

OCCUPATION:

Faculty at Columbus State, GA.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Kalynn Hall Pistorio was previously a teacher in a Title 1 elementary school working in a classroom for children with intellectual disabilities and she has worked as a preschool teacher. She has published multiple papers in a variety of journals and has done more than 25 presentations at national and international conferences.

Martha Brown
Martha Brown
Founded RJAE Consulting, Intl.

EDUCATION

B.A. in Women’s Studies, University of Rochester
M.Ed – Curriculum & Instruction, FAU
Ph.D. – Curriculum & Instruction, FAU

OCCUPATION:

Founded RJAE Consulting, Intl. to provide planning, evaluation, and other consulting services to schools, school districts, correctional facilities, and organizations focusing on restorative justice or art education. Lead Instructor for Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies Restorative Justice Certificate Program, facilitates learning for adult students in Canada, United States, Australia, Africa, and other countries worldwide. Accomplished performer and professional musician.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Adjunct: FAU College of Education dept. of Educational Research & Methodology
Lead Instructor: Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, Certificate in Restorative Justice
Author: Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Schools Up to Succeed
Workshops, presentations and peer-reviewed articles on Circles in Evaluation.

Chuck Shaw
Chuck Shaw
Palm Beach Junior College And Florida Atlantic University

COLLEGE:

Palm Beach Junior College and Florida Atlantic University (Bachelor and Masters)

OCCUPATION:

Currently Mr. Shaw is the School Board Chairman for the School Board of Palm Beach School District.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Very early on Chuck was called upon in leadership roles and worked to become a school administrator. His first assignment was at North Grade Elementary as Assistant Principal and then Principal of Westward Elementary two years later. He also served as Principal at both Northboro and Liberty Park Elementary and Okeeheelee Middle School. He was given the honor of serving at the district level where he was an Area Superintendent, Department Head, and Director of Governmental Relations. Chuck’s areas of success included adult and community education, effective lobbying at the state and federal levels, development programs and partnerships throughout the community, and extensive community service.

Chuck is also a leader in developing outstanding youth sports programs and coaching. In 2006, he was nominated and inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Shaw also served many community organizations in leadership positions and has been an advocate for volunteerism and ethics in public service. His involvement includes 18 years of service as a City Councilman and Deputy Mayor in the Town of Greenacres, Florida. Chuck was re-elected to the School Board of Palm Beach County in November 2016 and is currently serving as Board Chairman. Most recently, Chuck was a finalist for the Council of City Schools Green Garner Awards.