University of Rochester

EVENT: Warner School Confers Diplomas May 16

May 10, 1999

Graduates of the University of Rochester's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development will receive master's degrees May 16 at a diploma ceremony in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel on River Campus.

Daniel L. Drmacich, a leader in alternative assessment of students and principal of Rochester's School Without Walls High School, will deliver the diploma address. He will speak on the role of educators as agents of change.

At the 11:15 a.m. ceremony, 58 master's degrees in education will be conferred by Philip Wexler, dean of the Warner School. The Warner School's four doctoral candidates will receive their degrees at University ceremonies at the Eastman Theatre May 15.

Drmacich, who has been principal of School Without Walls since 1987, is well-known for developing a unique curriculum and instructional approach at the school. Students chart their academic progress through the use of portfolios, for example, and they also participate in all aspects of school life, including development of the curriculum.

As a personal tribute to Warner School graduates, faculty members will read short biographies of students as they are awarded their degrees.

The Warner School (on the Web at offers master's degree and doctoral degree programs in the areas of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership.