Six middle school and high school students from across Western North Carolina will bike more than 300 miles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with Project Discovery. Project Discovery, based at WCU, helps low-income, first-generation students go to college. See the article in The Reporter for more information.
Jeremy Shields, Cohort 4 Ed.D. candidate, has been appointed Principal of Crest Middle School in Cleveland County. A National Board Certified Social Studies Teacher, Jeremy earned his BA in Political Science at UNC and his MSA at WCU in 2011. Jeremy transitions into the principalship after serving as assistant principal at Kings Mountain HS and Crest HS.
The Educational Leadership faculty traveled to Portland, Oregon to attend a CPED (Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate) convening. WCU faculty led workshops on improvement science, helping to introduce CIGs on improvement science and social justice, and presenting our unique, re-designed EdD program as a model for other CPED members. CPED is a consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education that critically examines the doctorate in education with the intentional effort of strengthening the EdD.
Philip Rash, who earned a BSED and MAED in mathematics education from WCU, has won the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award for the NC School of Science and Mathematics, which is a UNC System level award. He was also featured on the Higher Education Works Foundation website for his extensive teaching experience and work to organize mathematics competitions across the state.