Several Williamsburg-James City County and York County Schools were recognized for Educational Excellence by Gov. Tim Kaine and the Board of Education. Among the recipients, many of the schools recognized have principals who hold William & Mary School of Education degrees.
2010 News Stories
The Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE) has selected a William and Mary graduating senior for the second consecutive year for a scholarship awarded to just three students statewide.
As a new member of the School of Education faculty, Dr. Shannon Trice-Black '93 has already been engaged in collaboration with her colleagues and been named for a summer research grant to study school counselors and their relationship with school administrators in terms of ethics and confidentiality.
While books are the primary teaching tool for teachers, film can be a powerful aide in the history and social studies classrooms. Dr. Jeremy Stoddard’s new book on teaching strategies for using film in the classroom offers ideas for film-based instruction.
Pam Aerni, Ph.D. '09 (Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership, Special Education program) will begin her new position as assistant professor at Longwood University in the fall of 2010.
"Our journey to this place is simply an amazing story of people, ideas, and resources coming together to achieve a vision far beyond what anyone imagined in 2003. In its origins, its construction, and its use, this School of Education has built a “facility for leadership”—in every sense of the words."
Armand and Mary Galfo have dedicated their lives to teaching and now have given the School of Education two endowed scholarship funds to recognize exemplary student science teachers.
Having graduated in 2009 with a Ph.D. program in counselor education from University of Central Florida, Dr. Ann Shillingford completes her first year on the School of Education faculty in the School Psychology and Counselor Education (SPACE) program.
In the new 2011 academic year, Dr. Jim Barber joined the School of Education as an Assistant Professor in EPPL where he will teach graduate-level courses on college student development, assessment and evaluation in higher education, integrative learning and cross disciplinary perspectives.
At the Spring Awards ceremony, a wonderful opportunity for students to meet donors of their scholarships and tell them their story, over 90 students were awarded scholarships and awards totaling over $150,000.
Dr. Denise Johnson's passion for reading and sharing books with children at a young age led to a second edition of her book, which combines children's literature with integrated reading methods.
A collaborative effort will provide gerontological education to both counseling students and professionals already actively involved in the community.
A full-time Ph.D. student who works full-time in Norfolk as an assessment coordinator, Kyleah Parson stays focussed on her goal of becoming a superintendent.
Megan Tschannen-Moran, The Wakefield Distinguished Associate Professor, W&M SOE, and Project Director, the School of Education at the College of William & Mary and Norfolk Public Schools, sought creative, research-based methods for improving student outcomes that focused on greater attention to relationships.
Dr. Jamel K. Donnor joined the School of Education faculty in the area of Curriculum and Instruction as an Assistant Professor this academic year.
The School of Education hosted the National Evaluation Institute for The Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) in October welcoming 270 attendees from across the nation and four foreign countries.