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2014 News Stories

New English language programs prepare international students for success at W&M

Leslie Bohon, Ph.D. candidate and Sharon Stone, Ph.D. ’14 are working with the Reves Center to pilot a program which prepares international students at William and Mary in high-quality intensive training in language skills and cultural competence.

Effective Teacher Interviews: How do I hire good teachers?

A new book written by Jennifer L. Hindman, Ph.D. empowers instructional leaders to harness the selection research and unite it with their knowledge of the position needs in order create more targeted and effective interviews.

Student Organizations

Student organizations offer an array of opportunities to make new connections and be involved in campus life at the graduate level.

Welcoming Professor Lindy Johnson

Professor Lindy Johnson has joined the School of Education faculty as Assistant Professor of English Education.

New book offers guide to strategic partnerships

Professor Pamela Eddy is co-author with Professor Marilyn J. Amey on a new book, Creating Strategic Partnerships: A Guide for Educational Institutions and Their Partners.

Philip Forgit '89, M.Ed. '95 speaks to the SVEA

On September 4, the College of William and Mary School of Education welcomed Philip Forgit, Executive Director of the Virginia Education Association, to the first meeting of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA).

Eddy: Veni, vidi, didici

Graduate students from William & Mary’s School of Education recently had a chance to learn about the Italian higher-education system in the best place possible for such a study: Italy.

First cohort of Executive Ed.D. students to graduate Sunday

On Sunday, the first students from William & Mary with an Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in K-12 administration will graduate. Eight students from the program’s first cohort are receiving their degrees this weekend after three years of work, during which many of them simultaneously held educational leadership positions in school districts from Hampton Roads to Pennsylvania.

Professor Denise Johnson

A new book, Reading, Writing, and Literacy 2.0, recently released by Professor Denise Johnson, connects to the Common Core State Standards.

Award-winning paper addresses Academic Optimism

Graduate students and professors collaborate in award-winning paper: “Student Academic Optimism: a confirmatory factor analysis” has been selected as a 2014 Highly Commended Paper winner for Journal of Educational Administration.

West Meets East

West Meets East: Best Practices of Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China is co-authored by Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Patricia Popp, Yaling Sun, and Catherine Little.

Robert Harrell
Bobby Harrell named First Citizen for 2014

Bobby Harrell ‘60, ‘93 (Ed.S.), a three-term member of the School of Education Development Board, has been named the Suffolk and North Suffolk Rotary clubs’ First Citizen for 2014.

Bruce Bracken publishes new novel

Dr. Bruce A. Bracken has published his second novel, Invisible. Dr. Bracken expressed that “his intended literary contribution of this novel is to bring into focus and give voice to a portion of society that seamlessly coexists unnoticed within all contextual backdrops.

Counseling Research Team awarded grant

Two Ph.D. counselor education students and three Master’s counseling students were awarded a student research grant from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Higher Education Students Prepare for Next Step

On February 13 higher education students, alongside alumni of the higher education program, participated in a mock interview day in the School of Education.

Dr. Tracy L. Cross Co-Edits New Book on The Roeper School

In this recently published book, Dr. Tracy L. Cross and his co-editors highlight The Roeper School, a school that energetically promotes intellectual development while also attending to the social, emotional, and ethical growth of its students.

Spencer G. Niles elected Incoming President, Chi Sigma Iota

School of Education Dean, Spencer Niles, has been elected as the President-elect of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling.

Spencer Niles co-authors career counseling casebook

In this newly published book, Dr. Spencer G. Niles, a leading career development theorist and practitioner, presents state-of-the-art career counseling strategies for helping clients resolve their career issues.

Center for Gifted Education Hosts Students From Korea

In a unique opportunity for the students and for the School of Education Center for Gifted Education, the center hosted 28 middle-school-age students selected from a number of schools in South Korea.