The 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.
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/
Leslie Schoof, a 2009 MAEd. in Science Education graduate was named Teacher of the Year for the Western North Carolina region by the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Schoof, a biology and physical science teacher was already recognized as Teacher of the Year for Madison Early College High School and the entire Madison County Public School system. Read the entire story here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/madison/2016/12/19/schoof-named-wnc-teacher-year/95520480/
CEAP Post-Master’s Certificate Graduate and Reynolds High School Principal Doris Sellers, has garnered the honor of being named North Carolina Western Region Principal of the Year. As the regional winner, Sellers will receive a monetary award for herself and her school. Sellers is one of eight regional winners statewide who will compete for North Carolina Principal of the Year. The decision will be based on portfolios and interviews with all the candidates conducted in March. The state winner will be announced in May 2017.
The College of Education and Allied Professions has released our Fall 2016 newsletter. The newsletter highlights many activities of our students, faculty, and staff. View it here: http://www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/CEAP_Newsletter_Fall16.pdf
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.