Rush Selected to Participate in WCU’s Leadership Program

Charmion Rush

Charmion Rush, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to participate in WCU’s Women’s Leadership in Action Program. The program is an intensive, yearlong experience in which participants develop and implement a personal leadership plan, work with a mentor to refine leadership skills and attend an immersive professional development conference.

Grube, Lowell, and Stringer Publish Article

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Dr. Dan Grube, Sarah Lowell, and Dr. Amy Stringer published a journal article entitled Effective Classroom Management: Strategies for Beginning Teachers in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The article was featured as an open access article in the Society for Health and Physical Educators October Et Cetera newsletter.

Blair Publishes Book Chapter


Dr. Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published the chapter, “Transformative Teacher Leadership is Inclusive Education: A Cross-Cultural Consideration of Teachers’ Work in Jamaica and The United States” in the book, Responding to Learner Diversity and Learning Difficulties, D. Conrad and S. Blackman (Editors),in the series, Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education, Volume II.  The book provides critical reflections and recommendations on the way educational communities respond to student diversity and learning difficulties. 

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.

Solomon Finalist for Early Career Research Award

DavidSolomonDavid Solomon, Psychology faculty member, has been nominated by the Southeastern Psychological Association for the Early Career Research Award for his research titled, “Maternal belief and support behaviors following child sex abuse.” The recipient will be recognized at the annual meeting in March, 2019.

Baker Publishes Novel

NovelCoverTom Baker, staff member in the School of Teaching & Learning, has recently published a historical fiction novel entitled The Hawk and the Dove. Baker’s debut novel was published by Page Publishing.