2015 News Stories

Visit Europe with SURN

How does England, Scotland, and France in March of 2016 sound? Plan to visit these countries with the School University Research Network.

“Most Likely to Succeed"

At a homecoming weekend symposium, Ted Dintersmith discussed a new look at the way we train our teachers and deliver the education model. A plan to overhaul the educational system in the United States.

Maker Space Exploration

Dr. Jake Joseph introduced the exciting world of maker space at a workshop where participants can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials such as 3D printers.

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

Three doctoral students attended the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring which focuses on providing minority students with information and strategies to pursue graduate studies and succeed as future faculty members.

Introducing Stephanie Blackmon

Dr. Stephanie Blackmon became the most recent addition to the School of Education’s Higher Education program this fall.

Student Engagement—Teaching & Learning Workshop

The higher education program sponsored a set of teaching and workshops by visiting scholar Dr. Amanda Irvin, Assistant Director of Faculty Development in the Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas Christian University.

Introducing Meredith Kier

Coming from a teaching position at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Meredith Kier joined the William & Mary faculty as a science teacher.

Introducing Kristin Conradi '99

a 1999 graduate of William & Mary, Kristin Conradi has come back this time to serve as an Assistant Professor of Reading Education.

Policy Students visit Washington, D.C.

The Higher Education Educational Policy: Development and Analysis class traveled to Washington DC to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill.

Working with Singapore educators

At the request of the Singapore Academy of Principals Dr. Christopher Gareis traveled to Singapore to work directly with schools here.

Hands-On, Minds-On with the STEM Education Alliance

The STEM Education Alliance completed a full summer of STEM Academies. These academies are designed to allow middle school students to develop teamwork, problem solving skills and increased content knowledge in math, science and engineering.

W&M and CW partner to offer new online course

A new fully-online course offered this summer via partnership between The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William & Mary will provide an introduction to using museum exhibits in the classroom as an effective interdisciplinary and interactive learning strategy.

W&M education professor named NAEd/Spencer Fellow

Eddie R. Cole has been selected to receive a 2015-2016 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of the most prestigious early-career research awards for education researchers.

W&M graduate students receive counseling fellowships

Four William & Mary graduate students in the School of Education were recently selected for fellowship programs with the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Put Kids First

College of William & Mary School of Education students who are members of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) joined the “Put Kids First” rally in Richmond.

Teachers of Promise

Five teacher candidates were selected for and attended the twelfth Annual Teachers of Promise Institute.

W&M’s Camp Launch receives $250,000 grant

Camp Launch, a summer camp for gifted middle-school students from low-income backgrounds that is operated by the Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at William & Mary’s School of Education, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Dr. Patricia Popp named for state award

Dr. Patricia A. Popp was a recipient of the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) State Leadership Award, representing the State of Virginia.

Professor Gail McEachron

Professor Gail McEachron is the recipient of the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jingzhu Zhang – Hi-Tech Leads to Hi-Touch

Jingzhu Zhang, doctoral candidate at the School of Education, is the Project Director of the Virtual Conversation Partner Program. A native of China and special education teacher by training, she appreciates the challenges of pursuing higher education in a foreign language.

Pursuing Quality in Higher Education

The Higher Education Program hosted Irish Higher Education Policy Specialist, Ellen Hazelkorn during a week-long visit to William and Mary.

Student selected for Commonwealth Advisory Committee

Paige Tucker, a doctoral student in the Curriculum Leadership program, has been invited by Dr. Steve Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to serve on the State Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Committee.

Holmes Scholars

Three Holmes Scholar students, Pamela Harris, Marquita Hockaday, and Sharon Kim participated in the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) conference. Each student presented posters on original research at the conference.

Hidden in Plain Sight

An interview with Professor Rick Gressard was part of the cover story entitled Hidden in Plain Sight by Laurie Meyers of February’s issue of Counseling Today and CT Online.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference

William and Mary’s School of Education was well-represented at the 2014 ASHE annual conference held in Washington D.C. The William & Mary representatives including faculty, students, and alumni presented 16 papers at the conference.