Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Drs. Holly Pinter, Kim Winter, and Dave Strahan, published an article in the Middle School Journal this month. The article, “Strengthening developmental trajectories toward responsiveness: Learning to teach at the middle-level,” explored perceptions of professional growth among middle level teacher candidates in a program that attempts to meet these aspirations. See more: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00940771.2017.1368313
Dr. Dan Grube, Department Head of the School of Teaching and Learning, received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award by his alma mater, Lyndon State College in Vermont. This honor is designed to recognize an alumni who has achieved excellence in their profession and who has served their state and community.
Dean Kim Winter has been selected as one of 17 deans nationwide to be part of the 2017 Deans for Impact cohort. The year long programing equips fellows to lead educator-preparation programs that are more data-informed and outcomes-focused. The 2017 fellowship begins in July with a four-day, in-person learning experience at Southern Methodist University and continues over the next year. Read more at https://deansforimpact.org/seventeen-deans-awarded-impact-academy-fellowship/