• Dammeyer Photos
  • Dammeyer Photos
  • Dammeyer Photos
  • Dammeyer Photos
  • Dammeyer Photos

New Photographs Around
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

The Dammeyer Collection of 38 photographs includes local landscapes and images of men, women and children from around the world. The photos have been hung in various areas throughout the building. You are invited to experience them for yourself on your next visit to Hill Hall.

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Hill Hall Corridors: the Dammeyer Photo Installation
SOLES received a generous gift of one-of-a-kind photographic artwork from Diane Dammeyer, the wife of Advisory Board member Rod Dammeyer and a supporter of the vision and mission of SOLES.  Through their leadership, Rod and Diane have truly served as advocates for quality education for all children.  The Dammeyer Collection of 38 photographs includes local landscapes and images of men, women and children from around the world. These photographic images are exquisite and bring to life the humanity of the global community that makes SOLES a unique experience for our students.  The photos have been hung in various areas throughout the building.  You are invited to experience them for yourself on your next visit to Hill Hall. 

Heather Lattimer, Ed.D., New Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching
Dr. Heather Lattimer has been serving as the Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching since July 2011.  Heather began her career as a substitute teacher in a rural secondary school in Zimbabwe, and has taught in several secondary schools in San Jose and San Diego Unified School Districts.  She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, her master’s from Stanford, and her Ed.D. from the University of California, San Diego. She has been a member of the SOLES faculty since 2006.  Heather’s research focuses on educational access and equity for low-income students, teaching excellence in literacy and the social sciences, and professional growth of teachers working in urban secondary schools. 

Anne Mumford

Anne Mumford, Interim Director of Admissions and Outreach
Anne Mumford became the Interim Director of Admissions and Outreach in August 2011.  In her role, Anne coordinates recruitment efforts and counsels prospective students on admissions processes for all SOLES programs.  Anne looks forward to a career assisting students in making strong choices about their undergraduate and graduate education. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Higher Education Leadership with SOLES.

Welcome to the Newest SOLES Advisory Board Members
The SOLES Advisory Board is comprised of alums, educators, business owners and leaders in the San Diego community.  We are so pleased to welcome our newest Board Members: 

Dr. Kirsten Hanson is the Senior Director of Global Organization and Talent Development at Oracle Corporation and is an alum of the SOLES/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program.  In May of 2007 Kirsten received the William P. Foster “Outstanding Dissertation Award” for her dissertation entitled Emerging Elements of Leadership in a Complex System: A Cognitivist Approach

Alina Huchison is the Sales and Marketing Manager for a San Diego-based developer of leading Dealer Management System (DMS) software.  Alina received her Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences in 2006.

Bob Watkins is the President of R. J. Watkins & Company, a business-consulting firm established in 1980 with offices in San Diego, San Francisco and London. Bob served three terms as the President of the San Diego County Board of Education and is heavily involved in Education and Nonprofit organizations in San Diego County. 

ELDA/CEPAL Grant “Links” Principals with Approach to Improve the High School Experience
In the summer of 2010, the Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA) and the Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) were awarded an $800,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to support, educate, and learn from principals in schools implementing Linked Learning.  Linked Learning is a high school improvement approach that connects strong academics with real–world experience in a wide range of fields.  The project aims to equip principals with the tools necessary to effectively implement and sustain this method of learning in their schools.  In August 2011 SOLES held the first “Linked Learning” Institute attended by 62 educators from eight districts participating in the Linked Learning Initiative, with representatives from The Irvine Foundation, Education Trust West and ConnectED California.