Alumna Named SC Teacher of the Year

erin foxErin Fox (2003, B.S.Ed) has been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Fox is an English teacher at Gaffney High School and uses her dynamic background in drama, dance and music to create dynamic lessons. She also coaches cross country. Read the full story here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35333306/upstate-teachers-named-finalists-for-sc-teacher-of-the-year

M.A.Ed. Named Best Online Master’s Program

logoWCU’s Elementary Education M.A.Ed. program is one of the best 25 online Master’s programs for Elementary Education according to a recent ranking by collegechoice.net. See the full ranking here: http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-masters-in-elementary-education-degrees/

 

Dole and Bloom Serve as Guest Editors

WCU SealDr. Sharon Dole and Dr. Lisa Bloom served as guest editors of a special issue of
Global Education Review,  The Challenge of Providing Gifted Education. Read the entire issue here: http://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger/issue/view/27

WCU graduate named Mount Mitchell superintendent

mcgrawThe N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has named WCU graduate and veteran state park ranger Robert McGraw as the new superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County. The superintendent is the chief of operations and administration at a state park or state recreation area with responsibilities for staffing, training, law enforcement, visitor services, natural resource protection, community outreach and environmental education. McGraw graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management. After working as a seasonal employee at Mount Mitchell State Park, he joined the division full time in 2009, serving as a ranger at Lake Norman, Mount Mitchell and Gorges state parks.

Jamaican Program Graduate Transforms Rural School

Jennifer Gordon (2nd left, front row), a graduate of the Jamaican program made the Jamaican news on her efforts to transform a rural primary school in St. Andrew. Gordon is a WCU graduate who received her Bachelor of Education Degree in 2010. Read the full news story here: http://jis.gov.jm/principal-looks-transform-rural-st-andrew-primary-school/

Crow and Ensley Present at Conference

Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Research and EdD student Rebecca Ensley presented “Developing Teacher-Leadership by Employing an Improvement Science Framework for Organizational Problem-Solving.” at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA on March 28. Pictured with Dr. Louis Gomez, the Chair of the Educational Leadership department at UCLA.