Jessica Weiler, assistant professor of educational leadership, has been awarded a grant for over $400,000 by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD). The grant project, titled Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS), will last from 2016 to 2018.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational research, published two articles in the Journal of Multicultural Education. The articles are “Culture as mediator: Co-regulation, self-regulation, and middle school mathematics achievement” and “Increasing access: The application of multicultural education to STEM.” Both are part of a special issue: PreK-12 Teaching, Matriculation, and Identity Formation in STEM.
Pauletta Clark was named Teacher of the Year for Iotla Valley Elementary and for Macon County Schools. She earned her BSED in Elementary Education from WCU. For for more information, see the article in the Macon County News.
Caitlin Sullivan was named Teacher of the Year for Fairview Elementary and for the Reynolds district within Buncombe County Schools. She earned her BSED and MAED in Elementary Education from WCU. For more information, see the article in the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Susan Buchanan, UP Program, has earned Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification. This certification, recognized by the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst, helps her work with individuals with disabilities to find and maintain inclusive competitive employment opportunities.
Registration for the Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom has opened. The course will be open Friday afternoon, September 9th for practice runs. The slalom events will be held Saturday, September 10th. Register for the canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard classes through Base Camp Cullowhee.