Grube Selected as Teacher of the Year

Dr. Dan Grube, Director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and Health and Physical Education faculty member has been selected as the 2019 College/University Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Physical Education Association (NCPEA). This award reflects his outstanding qualities and contributions as a College/University Educator. He will be honored at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in Winston-Salem on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Class Provides Service to Jackson County

Students in Leigh Hilger’s Physical Activity and Aging course (HPE 365) provided Fitness Assessments at the Jackson County Senior Center as a community service project in February.  Participants completed the Senior Fitness Testing protocol then received feedback and recommendations.

Blair Receives Book Award

Dr. Ellie Blair has been awarded the Society of Education Professor’s 2019 Book Award for her 2018 publication of “By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work.”

Blair Presents Two Papers at International Conference

Dr. Ellie Blair presented two papers titled, “Connecting school leaders’ role to teacher leader’s agency: Narratives from England, Jamaica and USA” and “Those who can, teach and work two jobs:  Teacher moonlighting in Jamaica” at International Educational Administration & Leadership Conference-Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica on March 8, 2019.

Class Completes Sensitivity Training

Students in Leigh Hilger’s Physical Activity and Aging course (HPE 365), completed the Area Agency on Aging’s Sensitivity Training in January.  The program included discussion and hands-on activities to gain understanding of the physical challenges older adults may experience, from arthritis in the hands to changes in vision.

12 Middle Grades Majors Attend National Conference

groupphotoTwelve students attended the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (CMLA) in Orlando, FL. Mac Chapman and Nate Buchanan, interns at the Catamount School, presented with Dr. Holly Pinter and Dr. Kim Winter. The other students were part of the CMLA Summit and served as Facilitators.