After 19 incredible years, Dr. Clotile Galbraith has announced her well-deserved retirement from Stevenson University. While we are sad for the loss of her daily presence in our community, at the same time we are thrilled and excited for her to enjoy time with her family and friends and reflect on the amazing contributions she has made to the education profession, which has affected thousands of students of all ages and their families as well as hundreds of faculty and staff.

Dr. Galbraith began her educational career in Philadelphia with an elementary education and special education degree. It was here that her love of teaching and desire to support learners of all ages began. After a few years, Dr. Galbraith knew her passion was to serve the students who needed her most. She served as a School Psychologist working in the public and private sector of the inner-city school systems of Philadelphia. To honor her dedicated service, she was the recipient of numerous awards and citations.

Dr. Galbraith joined Villa Julie College in 2002 (later renamed Stevenson University) as a full-time faculty member in the School of Education. Dr. Galbraith has been an invaluable colleague and mentor assisting in helping the Education program to achieve national accreditation in education. She led a faculty committee that worked on the development of the reading curriculum that met Maryland state approval and has served as a lead in the review and revision of our reading/literacy curriculum to incorporate current Maryland Elementary Literacy Competencies.

Dr. Galbraith fully immersed herself into the numerous roles and responsibilities of this rapidly growing private institution of higher education, and continued to use her creative skills, expertise, and vast experience to embellish the many functions and expectations of the Education program and University. Dr. Galbraith is an inspirational master teacher and mentor who sets high but achievable standards for student performance. Many students also know her in the role as Counselor of the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (an International Honor Society in Education). Dr. Galbraith has led the chapter in the achievement of numerous program awards including five Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) awards.

We celebrate Dr. Galbraith’s decision to retire and reflect on a career filled with a rich, positive, and long-lasting impact, outstanding achievement, and dedicated commitment and service to our local educational community as well as the greater educational and professional community.