Thirty years after completing a dissertation on teacher moonlighting in Tennessee, Dr. Ellie Blair has published a collection of essays on a topic that refuses to go away, titled, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon- Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work.” It connects older work with more contemporary research highlighting the impact of moonlighting on the teaching profession.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has co-authored a chapter in Living the Legacy of American American Education: A Model for School and University Engagement. The chapter, “Focus on Problem Solving and Deliverables” is co-authored with Miyoshi Juergensen and gives concrete examples on mutually beneficial delivery models. For more information see: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475808193/Living-the-Legacy-of-African-American-Education-A-Model-for-University-and-School-Engagement.
Myranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).
Dr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, led a teaching and research presentation at The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference. The papers, “Teaching Social Justice from Positions of Privilege” and “From “bad feminists” to “nasty women:” Rethinking empowerment in the age of Tr*mp,” were presented in collaboration with scholars from Arizona State, University of Utah, and UW LaCrosse.
Amanda Clapp, science teacher at The Catamount School, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA). NCSTA’s Distinguished Service Awards are presented to recognize the excellence of contributions to science education in North Carolina. Awardees have exhibited leadership in science education beyond their school district or position and have contributed to improvements in science education, as well.