Saint Martin's Education Professor Receives Leadership Award

Oct. 21, 2004

Lacey, Wash. – Fumie Hashimoto, Ph.D., a member of the Saint Martin's College education division faculty since 2000, has been honored with Phi Delta Kappa International’s Region B John Goodlad Award for Educational Excellence.

The award recognizes “the outstanding service and excellence in leadership” provided by Hashimoto to the Olympia chapter of Phi Delta Kappa from 2001 to 2004. She served as chapter vice president in 2000-2001; as president and webmaster from 2001 to 2003; and, since 2003, as advisor and webmaster.

Phi Delta Kappa, an international association for professional educators, promotes quality education as central to developing and maintaining democracy through programs, research, advocacy, leadership and service.

Education scholar and former UCLA education dean John Goodlad helped found the Center for Education Renewal at the University of Washington and is founder and president of the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle. Region B recognized Hashimoto with the award in honor of the 20th anniversary of Goodlad’s book, “A Place Called School – Prospects for the Future,” a milestone account of the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted.

Hashimoto’s award was presented at Phi Delta Kappa International Region B’s John Goodlad Symposium in Bellevue last month. The region encompasses 11 states stretching from the Northwest to Minnesota and Iowa and including the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

For more information:
Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu