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In award-winning elementary math teacher’s class, whole is greater than sum of its parts

Megan Lawson has undergone a conversion. She was never a good math student. We didn’t particularly enjoy teaching math when she started in the classroom 10 years ago. Today, she is the 2017 Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher for Lenoir County Public Schools. “It was not a good subject for me,” said Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School for the past five years. “It’s my favorite subject now.” What changed her mind – and focused her career – was her participation in Continue reading →

Family Tradition

Alexandra “Grace” Perry will continue a family tradition when she graduates from ECU on May 5. Perry, who is majoring in special education, will be the third generation in her Duplin County family to graduate with an education degree from ECU’s College of Education. Her mother, Sarah Farrior Perry, graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s in art education, while grandmother Grace Sanderson Farrior (her namesake) graduated in December 1952 from East Carolina College. Farrior also earned a master’s degree in 1958. She taught fifth grade Continue reading →

Dr. Allen Guidry named interim assistant dean in the College of Education

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Allen Guidry has agreed to accept the new position of interim assistant dean in the College of Education. Dr. Guidry is an eastern North Carolina native and an alumnus of East Carolina University (BS, 1995 and MAEd, 2002). An award winning teacher in the region for more than a decade, Dr. Guidry came to East Carolina University’s College of Education in 2006 after earning his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an Continue reading →

Dr. Art Rouse named Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Art Rouse has agreed to accept the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs in the College of Education. Currently, Dr. Rouse is an associate professor and department chair in the Department of Educational Leadership (LEED) in the College.  He was a public school teacher and a secondary school principal prior to joining the faculty at East Carolina University.  Dr. Rouse has facilitated the effort to redesign graduate programs in the department to align Continue reading →

Dr. Kristen Cuthrell Appointed Interim Director of COE Rural Education Institute (REI)

In 1982 the ECU College of Education received a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to establish the Rural Education Institute. The Rural Education Institute (REI) was developed to increase awareness of the unique strengths and needs of rural schools in eastern North Carolina. In 1984 the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated funds for the continuation of East Carolina University’s Rural Education Institute and established a counterpart at Western Carolina University. These two institutions comprise the Rural Education Network for the State of North Continue reading →

Tom Williams Honored as Ralph Kimmel Award Recipient

NCPAPA | Dr. Thomas “Tom” Williams received the North Carolina Principal and Assistant Principals’ Association’s (NCPAPA) highest honor on March 30th.  Williams was presented with the Ralph Kimel award during the 2017 NCPAPA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with NCASA’s Annual Conference on Educational Leadership. Williams currently serves as the Director for Leadership Development Outreach for ECU’s Department of Education Leadership.  He has served with distinction as a developer and facilitator for NCPAPA’s Distinguished Leaders in Practice program. Previously, Williams served the public schools of Continue reading →

‘SET THE TONE’

Educator Ron Clark shares message of leadership, success By Crystal Baity ECU News Services Acclaimed teacher and ECU alumnus Ron Clark brought seven of his middle school students to Greenville on Saturday night to show them what success looks like. Clark ’94 was the keynote speaker at ECU’s third annual Corporate and Leadership Awards ceremony, where more than 400 people gathered to celebrate young alumni, corporate partners, scholarship donors, advocates and leaders. Clark’s appearance and the event were sponsored and hosted by the Division of Continue reading →

COE Alumna Wins Wake County First Year Teacher Award

ECU SPED graduate, Ianna Quashie, was selected as one of the Wake County winners of the 2016-17 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher award. Ianna is a behavior support specialist at Carpenter Elementary School in Cary.  Congratulations, Ianna!   The full story from the News and Observer is below. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/wake-ed-blog/article146031454.html  

New study looks at the impact of same-race teachers

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new study focusing on North Carolina students says black educators can help black students in the classroom. Morticia Walston teaches second grade at Trent Road elementary school in New Bern. “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Walston, quoting the book of Proverbs. “If they don’t see someone that looks like them, then they have no place to go.” She said being in front of this classroom is where she is meant to be. “I just always Continue reading →