Student Newsletter










Updated February 22, 2021

Are you the student speaker for graduation?

The School of Education is seeking a dynamic student speaker for our 2021 virtual graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 26. Students interested in applying for this honor must:

  • Be a confirmed member of the May 20-21 Graduating Class
  • Speak on a topic that includes all SOE academic programs, not just your own
  • Be able to keep your remarks under three minutes

How to audition? Submit a text copy of your speech and link to a private YouTube video of you reading the speech to  Our speaker will be chosen from eligible submissions. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 15, 2021.

Neha Aamir delivered the remarks at the School of Education’s graduation ceremony on May 22, 2019.

Seheri Swint delivered the remarks at the School of Education’s graduation ceremony on May 23, 2017.

Nominate a faculty member for the Excellence in Teaching Award

What is it? An award that will publicly recognize the critical importance and impact of teaching at Johns Hopkins.
Who is eligible? All faculty members are eligible, including teaching assistants and junior faculty.
How does it work? Nominate a faculty member who has made a strong, positive impact on your education.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Office of the Dean and up to two faculty members will be chosen for this award. Winners will be announced later this spring and be recognized at graduation. Submit your nomination form by March 5, 2021.
Questions? Contact Teri Murray at

Summer 2021 Registration

Summer 2021 registration will begin at 7:00AM (EST) on March 9, 2021. The proposed FY21-22 tuition rates have been posted on the here. Please note that these are the proposed rates. They are pending approval by the Board of Trustees some time in March.

Black History Month Event: Kondwani Fidel

The Homewood Postdoctoral Association, Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association, Graduate Representative Organization, and Black Graduate Students Association will be hosting an exciting event featuring Baltimore native and award-winning author, spoken word artist, and speaker, Kondwani Fidel. Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m. Zoom registration

The Johns Hopkins CaRing program to award school rings to one student in each division.

The Alumni Engagement Committee of The Johns Hopkins Alumni Council will award official university rings to nine eligible students, one from each division, who have excelled in leadership activities and positively impacted the campus and/or the community while in school. Apply at CaRing. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 26 by 11:59 pm EST.

OPT Information Session for International Students

A representative from the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services (OIS) will be providing OPT (Optional Practical Training) information to students on a Zoom presentation. All international students who are interested in OPT after graduation should participate. Use the link below to participate in this meeting.

Wednesday, March 10, 9:00AM
Meeting ID: 991 1559 8248
Passcode: 328999

Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium

Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit a proposal to present at the third annual Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium. The online event, which is scheduled for May 4, 2021 and hosted by the Office of the Provost, will feature presentations and discussions focused on promoting teaching excellence at Johns Hopkins University, highlight the projects funded by the DELTA grant initiative, and will include a special keynote on Inclusive Workforce Development. This year’s theme is “fostering student engagement in learning communities.”
Submit your proposal by March 15, 2021. More information

About the DELTA initiative:
The Provost’s Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration (DELTA) initiative is intended to unleash the potential of digital technology and encourage the Johns Hopkins community to think creatively about how to enhance our shared teaching and learning enterprise. More information about DELTA.

International students: complete a short survey and win an Amazon gift card

International students who are interested in participating in a brief survey can win an Amazon gift card while helping faculty learn about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Complete a twenty-minute survey and earn a $10 Amazon gift card or attend a nine week mindfulness-based group workshop and earn a $75 Amazon gift card. More information can be found here.

A Social Compact to Protect Each Other

The JHU Social Compact — created by and for students, faculty, and staff — is our collective pledge and commitment to follow public health guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19. It takes all of us working together to protect each other. The Johns Hopkins community unites to solve the world’s most complex and pressing challenges. This is our moment to demonstrate once again that we’re all in this together.
Show your solidarity. Show you care.  Read the Compact

Modified Pass/Fail policy Spring 2021

To assist with your academic progress during this stressful time, the School of Education will continue with its modified Pass/Fail policy for the spring 2021 term. You will be able to choose the P/F option at the time of registration.

Please note: Counseling students must check with advisers before electing the P/F option, as some courses require a grade of B or better as stated in the Counseling Handbook. Thus, these courses are ineligible for P/F.  Per SOE’s policy, a grade of Pass equates to a grade of B (including B-) or better.  Any student taking a course for Pass/Fail, who receives a grade of C+ or below, will receive a grade of F.  In addition:

All degree requirements that otherwise require a letter grade of B- or higher will be satisfied by a grade of Pass (P) achieved in the Spring 2021 semester. Pass grades are not considered in the determination of a student’s grade point average (GPA).

The award of a Fail (F), and the consequences thereof, equate to the award of an “F” grade in the letter-based grading scale and will count towards a student’s GPA.
Follow the withdrawal/audit calendar for deadlines when switching to Pass/Fail, Audit, and Dropping/Withdrawing from a class here.

Students who are currently enrolled/enrolling in a spring 2021 course may elect the Pass/Fail course grading method by submitting an Add/Drop form to with the course number listed in the ADD section, and the words PASS/FAIL noted in the “Tuition Fees” column.

Pass grades are not considered in the determination of a student’s grade point average (GPA). However, Fail (F) grades awarded on the basis of a P/F grading system will count toward a student’s GPA.

For additional questions, please contact

SOE Wellness Wednesday – Yoga Session

Led by: Betsy Mayotte, Project Administrator, ITGL | Yoga Teacher, E-RYT500
This session will build on basic mindful movement and breathing practices that help us relieve stress in our bodies and develop skills in conscious relaxation. All sessions are appropriate for any level, including beginners. Be sure to dress comfortably and use a yoga mat if you have one. RSVP today.
Participation for this session requires a signed “Acknowledgement of Risk Waiver/Release” form. The Zoom link, instructions, and waivers will be shared with registered attendees and sent only to your JHU email.

Discover OneHop, a networking platform to help you build connections with JHU alumni

What is OneHop?
An easy to use platform that will allow you to build connections with JHU alumni. OneHop Mentoring builds purposeful connections between current students and selected alumni mentors. OneHop Alumni provides a community for alumni to network with one another, and to offer guidance to fellow alumni and students.

What happens when I sign up?
Alumni recommendations will be made based upon your profile information. You can also browse our community of professionals by industry, major, location and more.
Once you reach out to connect, you will be offered different options to schedule and conduct a meeting. The method you use to hold your meeting (virtually or in-person) will be up to you and the alum to coordinate.

How can I get the most out of this platform?
Be active! Ask questions, and make new connections. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone. People are waiting for you to connect with them. Everyone in our community is here to support you.
Also check out the Discussion board to see the types of information that is being shared by students and alumni.

How do I get started?
Click “Join Our Community!”
Select “Log-in with JHEDID button”
Type in your JHEDID and password
Complete your profile
Start exploring the networking community!

Still have questions?

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Up-to-date information and resources for students. 

March 9 – May 14
Registration open for Summer semester

March 22
March 30
April 14
April 22
April 30
Break days throughout the semester

April 1
Financial Aid priority filing date for 2021 summer semester

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Advanced Catalyst Searching
Thursday, February 25
1 to 1:45 p.m. and 7 to 7:45 p.m.
Join Librarians Don Juedes and Heather Furnas to explore the Sheridan Library’s new website.

AIMS Job Fair
Tues, March 2 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Registration deadline: February 28
Info/register  AIMS Job Fair Flyer

37th Annual Virtual Public Health Career Fair
2021 Career Fair
Fri, March 5 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Virtual Teacher Diversity Job Fair
Sat, March 6 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Teach Tuesdays with AACPS”
March 9, April 13, and May 11

AAEE Career Fair for Educators
March 11 | 12 to 4 p.m.

American Counseling Association
Virtual Conference
April 5 – 30, 2021

ASCA Annual Conference 
July 11-14, 2021

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Educational Advisor

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Educational Advisor will carry out the mission of the CTY Scholars Program fostering strong and effective relationships between CTY and the Scholar (student) and their families, is an advisor, mentor and a coach to the Scholar, and plays a proactive role in shaping the Scholar’s academic future. Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in counseling, school psychology, or gifted education preferred.
Minimum of three years’ experience in counseling, education, or relevant setting. Experience working with low-income and high-achieving students and families preferred.
More info

GA/Intern for Student Disability Services

The Student Disability Services (SDS) office at Homewood campus is seeking a GA or intern to work with Hopkins students. Candidate should be interest in diversity, equity and access as it pertains to disability issues. Must be enrolled full-time in a master’s degree program at JHU and eligible for participation in the Graduate Assistant program (cumulative GPA of 3.0 mim). Must be/remain in good standing with the University academically and judicially. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work independently as well as in teams. Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, Teams is required. Candidate will be required to become proficient in the online data management system (Accommodate) utilized by SDS. Work one-on-one with students with disabilities on time management and organization skills. Prior experience with interest in assistive technology for people with disabilities is valued. The position requires a commitment to student confidentiality and may require occasional evening and/or weekend hours. For more information, please contact Terri Massie-Burrell with questions.

Upper School Teacher

The Gilman School, a pre-k through 12th grade independent school for boys located in Baltimore City is seeking an upper school teacher to teach high school English, collaborate with colleagues in curricular choices and assessment design, serve as an advisor to between 7 and 12 students, coach two seasons of athletics, either leading interscholastic teams or working within our intramural program. More info/apply.

Tutors Needed

The Literacy Lab is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. Tutors are needed to serve full-time (approx. 8 hours/ day, M-F) for entire academic year and work with a caseload of about 15-18 students who need targeted reading support. At their school site, tutors implement Reading Corps specific early literacy interventions, conduct progress monitoring, and work with coaches to make data-informed decisions to ensure each child is on track to read proficiently. More info/apply.

Human Services Worker

The City of Baltimore has an opening for a Human Services Worker I to perform case management, community liaison, complaint and problem resolution, information and referral work related to City, State and private institution services in a City neighborhood. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree and one-year of experience in performing community service work and working with community organizations. More info/apply.

Behavior Intervention Specialist

The Behavior Intervention Specialist is a hands-on position responsible for supporting the school by responding to and managing crisis situations within the building, across campus, and in the community as needed, as well as overseeing the use of resource rooms and the Alternative Structured Classroom. This position is also responsible for collaborating with the Coordinator of Behavior in order to develop, master, and model implementation of individualized behavior intervention plans for students. Four years’ related experience with Bachelor’s degree in a human services field. More info/apply.

Part-time Caregiver

LGBTQIA+ family seeks an experienced caregiver for 7 and 9 year-old siblings. Must have experience working with special needs/education children. We work from a conscious parenting framework and are looking for someone familiar with this approach or willing to learn more about non-punitive ways to care for children. Our kids like to read, write, make comics and books, play puzzles and games, make-believe, arts and crafts, and to spend time in nature. Seeking someone who can work 10 hours a week (2 days a week, for 5 hours) and who is willing and/or already using best public health practices for managing pandemic: wearing masks (e.g. limiting social circle, etc). Located in inner harbor area, within walking distance to a large park. If interested, please email or call Renee Angle ( 520-240-7377.


The Student Newsletter is brought to you by the Office of Student Affairs, which oversees and administers all out-of-classroom services that complement a student’s academic experience. This includes anything that maintains their safety and well-being, helps them persist until graduation, and encourages their overall success.

Teri Murray

Director of Student Affairs

Jenny Eddinger

Assistant Director of Student Affairs