The COE Research Committee invites graduate students conducting research to share their work in a roundtable discussion Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 PM. All presentations will be held in the Speight Building, and you may present face-to-face or virtually. Submit your research information using the Roundtable Application. Graduate students must be current students in a College of Education program to apply. Contact Dr. Anne Ticknor at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Latham Clinical Schools Network (LCSN) is a network of 38 public school systems located throughout eastern North Carolina, who collaborate with the EPP at ECU in order to form a school partnership among teacher candidates and faculty. LCSN provides quality field placements for pre-service teachers with trained clinical teachers in diverse public school settings.
The LCSN is critical to the EPP successfully meeting the expectations of Standard 3, Field Experiences and Clinical Practice, Collaboration between the Unit and School Partners. Collaboration with the LCSN allows the EPP to strategically and proactively address concerns. One common issue collaboratively addressed through LCSN was the need for criminal background checks for field experiences (practicum) and clinical practice (internship).
The in-depth collaboration between ECU EPP and LCSN partners leads to synergistic gains for the partners. For the COE, partnerships from the LCSN support the TQP grant, focused on the clinical practice component. Instructional Coaching in LCSN member district (Pitt County Schools and Greene County Schools) was an original TQP clinical practice reform, and is also a Pirate CODE innovation. For LCSN, professional development is provided annually for all clinical teachers who mentor an intern during clinical practice through the fall and spring Clinical Teacher Conference and through other annual conferences, themed workshops, and collaborative professional development opportunities. These events unite EPP faculty and clinical partners in support of candidates.
Prior to the Site Visit, it is important for our public school partners in the LCSN to know about the EPP’s programs and Pirate CODE. LCSN representatives serve on the Council for Teacher Education, and are the crucial communication conduit for the EPP to the public schools.
Once the Site Visit schedule is determined, individual faculty, candidates, clinical teachers, university supervisors and other EPP stakeholders may possibly be invited to meet with the Site Visit Team.
Learn more about the Latham Clinical Schools Network: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/oce/Clinical_Schools.cfm
Doctoral students and alumni of the EdD program in educational leadership, higher education concentration were featured throughout the North Carolina Community College System Conference, October 12th-14th. Presentations included the following:
- Beyond Silos: Working Together to Develop a Comprehensive Student Success Agenda, Levy Brown (with Kelley Evans, John Gray, Robert Rogan, & Sharon Thompson),
- The Use of Focus Groups in Assessing Career Services and Promoting Student Success, Laura Bethea (with Lynn Kavcsak),
- The Growing Student Diversity in the North Carolina Community College System, Devon Hall & Angie Adams,
- Bridging the Gap: Innovations in Transitions, Katrina Arnold (with Laurie Weston & Belinda Grubbs),
- Distance Education Regulation: Implications for E-Leadership, Jolee Fedak, Kimberly McGhee, Erica Schatz, & Darcie Tumey (with Dr. Crystal Chambers),
- Flip your Classroom by Using the Free, Open Educational Resource HP LIFE eLearning in your Business Courses, Darcie Tumey (with Brenda DeLee),
- Engaging and Utilizing BioNetwork Resources, Maria Pharr (with Vernon Shoaf). Ms. Pharr was also on tap to demonstrate BioNetwork’s Mobile Training Lab.
This group of students and faculty were joined by John Paul Black (c/o 2009), presenting on
- The Foundations and Future of the NC Community College Leadership Program (with Celia Hurley),
- Academic and Psychosocial Interventions for Developmental Mathematics Students (with Karen Hill and Patricia Phillips).
Mrs. Meredith Megan Potter Ormond, who teaches English at the Beaufort County Early College High School, was named Beaufort County’s Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 during the annual banquet on Sept. 16. Megan taught at Greene Central High School for nine years and currently teaches English at the Beaufort County Early College High School. When asked about the award, she said, “Winning teacher of the year was certainly an honor. There is no shortage of amazing teachers in Beaufort County so it was humbling to be chosen by my colleagues and the interview board.”
In reflecting on her teaching career, she said that her success in the classroom is due to her supportive administrator and colleagues, a desire to try new teaching strategies and lifelong learning, and engagement in professional development. However, she explained that, “The most important piece is my students. Building relationships with them, creating a classroom culture where everyone feels safe and respected and wants to learn, and having high expectations that are clearly conveyed to students are all core beliefs in my teaching philosophy.”
Megan also described the impact of her undergraduate and graduate studies at ECU: “I never considered going anywhere other than ECU for my preparation as a teacher; I knew it was the best College of Education in the state. I was lucky to have amazing professors as an undergrad like Dr. Sundwall, Dr. Finley, Dr. Muller, and Dr. Wilenz who made me excited to learn about my content and provided me with sound strategies to use in the classroom. The fantastic Teaching Fellows program at ECU instilled in me professionalism and high standards.
My graduate degree in reading education pushed me out of my comfort zone and renewed my love for learning and teaching. I had professors like Dr. Swaggerty, Dr. Atkinson, and Dr. Griffith who were always willing to answer any question and discuss any topic. I felt lucky to work with these wonderful professors so closely and learned so much during my time as a graduate student. I feel like the depth and breadth of my pedagogical knowledge was increased tremendously during that time.”
(Pictured: Dr. Don Phipps, Superintendent of Beaufort County Schools; Megan Ormond, 2014-2015 BCS Teacher of the Year; Bubs Carson, 2014-2015 Principal of the Year; and Mark Doane, assistant superintendent of Beaufort County Schools at the annual banquet on Sept. 16.)
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education students receiving degrees. Friends and families of the graduates are cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary for graduates or guests to RSVP for this event. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.
For University Commencement Ceremony details and information about the Spring 2014 ECU Commencement Weekend, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/commencement.
Shane Carden, a MS Instructional Technology student, was named the AAC player of the week for his performance on the football field this week. According to the news release from ECU, Carden completed 30 of 48 passes for 438 yards and four touchdowns while adding a pair of ground scores, which accounted for six of the Pirates’ 10 scores. Carden is not new to winning awards. Other recent awards include:
- American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week
- Athlon Sports American Offensive Player-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)
- College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) honorable mention
- College Sports Madness American Player-of-the-week
- Manning Award Stars-of-the-Week (second-time in 2014)
Soon he will have an MS degree in Instructional Technology to add to his list of achievements.
The College of Education presented approximately $406,800 in scholarship awards to 73 East Carolina University students for the 2014-2015 school year. Recipients were honored at the College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition Ceremony that was held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Rock Springs Center in Greenville, NC.
The scholarships and awards ranged from $250 to $20,000. Private donations fund the scholarships that were created to honor and memorialize outstanding educators and the education profession in order to support the academic pursuits of future education professionals.
Chancellor Steve Ballard and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Christopher Dyba assisted Dean Linda Patriarca in recognizing the college’s generous donors and accomplished students. Approximately 280 people attended the ceremony and reception, including scholarship recipients, their guests, scholarship donors, board members, and faculty and staff.
Please find scholarship and award recipients listed below. Please visit ECU’s University Scholarships page for more information about each scholarship (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/scholarships.cfm#a5).
|Alston W. Burke Scholarship:
Kathryn Camilleri of Novi, MI, Kayla Carr of Dunn, NC, Margaret-Ellen Edwards of Kinston, NC,Sarah Marsh of Newark, DE, Kristin Messina of Saint James, NY
|Andy Roos Memorial Scholarship:
Avery Spey of Cary, NC
|Angel Boberg-Webb Memorial Scholarship:
Meredith Rose Clark of Greenville, NC
|Audrey V. Dempsey Pi Omega Pi Junior Award:
John Castello of Monroe, NC
|Becky Keith Ledford Scholarship:
Amy Lambe of Wilmington, NC
|Benjamin Scott Denton Scholarship in Special Education:
Angela Ball of Cary, NC
|Betty S. Abernathy Memorial Scholarship:
Cody Allen of Pine Level, NC
|Boyette/Batton Memorial Scholarship:
Takeiya Hudson of Elizabeth City, NC
|Burney & Judy Warren Scholarship:
Elizabeth Garreau of Atlanta, GA, Arthur P. Nava of Winterville, NC
|Carol Smith Gardner Education Leadership Fellowship:
Dawn Hester of Greenville, NC
|Carolyn C. Matthews Jones Scholarship:
Sarah Marsh of Newark, DE
|Charles and Beth Ward Scholarship in Elementary Education:
Kathryn Camilleri of Novi, MI
|Craig W. and Ruth T. Joyner Family Scholarship:
Brett T. Congleton of Winterville, NC
|Daisy Carson Latham Memorial Scholarship:
Donna Williams of Angier, NC, Misty Yost of Pensacola, FL
|David and B.J. Fisher Scholarship:
Philip David Ellis of Winterville, NC
|Diane Kester Innovator Award:
Katherine Collins of Jacksonville, NC
|Dianne and Chip Linville Doctoral Fellowship Endowment Fund:
Chena Cayton of Grimesland, NC
|Don and Linda Lassiter Scholarship:
Mackinsay Howe of Smithfield, NC, Tina Venturella of Clayton, NC
|Doris Burnette Scholarship:
Molly Elizabeth Wells of Boone, NC
|Dr. Betty M. Long Memorial Scholarship:
Mackinsay Howe of Smithfield, NC
|Dr. Charles R. Coble Scholarship Fund:
Elizabeth Oakley of Durham, NC
|Dr. James W. Batten Research Fellow Scholarship:
Haley Pierson of Matthews, NC
|Dr. John T. Richards Scholarship:
Callie Parker of Marshville, NC
|Dr. Moses M. Sheppard Scholarship Fund:
Carey Anne Henry of Cary, NC
|Dr. Sunday Ajose Memorial Scholarship:
Taunya Stevens-Johnson of Barberton, OH
|Dr. Suzanne Wester, M.D. Scholarship:
Vasti Rodriguez of Greenville, NC
|Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship:
Jessica Balance of Fremont, NC
|Ellen Boone Staton Memorial Scholarship:
Bethany Wantz of Holly Springs, NC
|Eloise Faison Teacher Scholarship:
Katherine Freer of Wendell, NC, Caroline Frey of Charlotte, NC,Mykellah Jarvis of Knightdale, NC, Bethany Wantz of Holly Springs, NC
|Emily S. Boyce Fellowship:
Lorraine Schneider of Hope Mills, NC
|Faye Marie Creegan Scholarship Endowment Fund:
Stephen Marquart of Morrisville, NC
|Frank G. Fuller Scholarship:
Laura B. Barnes of Ahoskie, NC
|Gina Gaillard Locklear Scholarship:
Maggie Jarrell of Mount Airy, NC, Roberta J. Lattin of Concord, NC
|Glatthorn Dissertation Award:
Dr. Robin Hamilton of Wilmington, NC
|H. Frances Daniels Scholarship:
Michelle K. Gianvito of North Brunswick, NJ
|Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship Fund:
Lindsey Miller of Delway, NC
|Hazel Roberts Donnell Scholarship:
Tonya Darroch Jordan of Fuquay Varina, NC
|Helen Armfield Crowder Scholarship:
Michelle Nendza of Long Island, NY
|Helen Massey Harrell Memorial Scholarship:
Kristen Vecchia of Wilmington, NC
|J. Worth Carter Scholarship:
Melanie N. Koerber of Elizabeth City, NC
|James Bryant Kirkland, Jr. and Evelyn Johnson Kirkland Middle Grades Scholarship:
Leila Davies of Jacksonville, NC
|James H. and Connie M. Maynard Scholarship:
Douglas Ange of Jamesville, NC, Amberlynn Bishop of Jacksonville, NC, Summer Nicole Briley of Stokes, NC,Jamie Goecke of New Bern, NC, Samantha Johnson of Grandy, NC, Lauren Lewis of Middlesex, NC,Rebecca Moore of New Bern, NC, Michael Anthony Norman Jr. of Gates, NC,
Carey Stancil of Elizabeth City, NC, Hannah Vermillion of Kinston, NC
|James H. and Virginia J. Tucker Scholarship:
Takeiya Hudson of Elizabeth City, NC
|Jane B. Reel Scholarship: Tonya Ward of Cameron, NC|
|Kallam/Moore Scholarship: Elizabeth Garreau of Atlanta, GAKara Lynn Corey Fennell: Tonya Darroch Jordan of Fuquay Varina, NC|
|Kathy A. Taft Memorial Scholarship: Amy Lambe of Wilmington, NC|
|Katie Earle Owen Morgan Scholarship Endowed Fund: Kayla Carr of Dunn, NC|
|Kay Hall Chesson Scholarship: Michelle K. Gianvito of North Brunswick, NJ|
|Lena Ellis Pi Omega Pi Sophomore Award: Michelle K. Gianvito of North Brunswick, NJ|
|Library Science Outstanding Graduate: Tamantha J. Cabe of Sylva, NC|
|Linda Haddock McRae Memorial Scholarship: Cynthia G. Hammonds of Lumberton, NC, Lorraine Schneider of Hope Mills, NC|
|Lula and Billy Whitley Scholarship: Carey Anne Henry of Cary, NC|
|Mack and Margaret Coble Doctoral Fellowship: Chena Cayton of Grimesland, NC|
|Marjorie Harrison Pi Omega Pi Freshman Award: Scott P. Haddock of Greenville, NC|
|Mary Elizabeth Austin Yancey Scholarship Fund: Grant Samuel Hairston of Henderson, NC|
|Mary Lois Staton Scholarship: Taylor Downey of Goldsboro, NC, Kristen Puckett of Belews Creek, NC|
|Mildred Daniels Southwick Scholarship: Breanna Long of Rockingham, NC|
|Mona Jarvis and Callaree Jarvis Horton Elementary Education Scholarship: Taylor Dozier of Currituck, NC|
|Osmond Mitchell Endowment Fund: Laura B. Barnes of Ahoskie, NC, Chelsea Taylor of Gates, NC|
|Pat and Lynn Lane Education Scholarship: Meredith Rose Clark of Greenville, NC, Jordan Lewis-Outlaw of Washington, NC,Michaela Nobles of Vanceboro, NC, Casey Preddy of Franklinton, NC|
|Russell-Smith Fellowship in Adult Education: James Edward Coda, Jr. of Fayette City, PA|
|Sally Ruth Hinton Klingenschmitt Scholarship: Casey Preddy of Franklinton, NC|
|Sheltering Home Circle of the King’s Daughters and Sons Scholarship: Katherine Freer of Wendell, NC|
|Teer-Mihalyi Academic Enrichment Endowed Fund: Angela Ball of Cary, NC|
|Thadys J. Dewar Scholarship: Michelle K. Gianvito of North Brunswick, NJ|
|Thomas Clay Williams Memorial Scholarship: Abby Strickland of Spring Hope, NC|
|Tony R. Banks Scholarship in Special Education: Arthur P. Nava of Winterville, NC|
You are cordially invited to attend a Dynamic Dialogue about Diversity event, “Diversity in Education” sponsored by the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach in the College of Education, the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
This event will feature a roundtable discussion between the NC Teacher of the Year, James Ford, and two local educators, Juan Castillo from Greene County Schools and Joey Crutchfield from Pitt County Schools, assessing diversity within the teaching profession. They will share from the African American, Latino American, and Native American perspectives their thoughts on the lack of representation of male educators from these subgroups in the classroom. We will examine, the challenges faced in the higher education setting, the need for focused recruitment and retention in teacher education programs, the impact of the presence of these subgroups in the classroom as teachers, and the support found in the schools and school systems that encourage retention in the profession. Additionally, current students and faculty will discuss what East Carolina University is doing as an institution that is committed to the recruitment and retention of these students.
Join us for this dynamic opportunity to dialogue about diversity and share your thoughts. You won’t want to miss it – it’s sure to be an engaging conversation!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Speight Auditorium – Jenkins Fine Arts Center
6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
A small reception will follow discussion
Click Here to Register.
For additional information, contact:
Christa W. Monroe, MAEd, MSA
Lead Coordinator, Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach
132 Rivers Building, (252) 328-5985 – office, email@example.com
The East Carolina University Conceptual Framework is a guiding document for the programs within the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit at the institution. It applies to all programs which prepare candidate to work in PK-12 school settings and all faculty who contribute to those programs. The current ECU Conceptual Framework was approved by the Council for Teacher Education in 2005.
“Aligned with the mission statements of East Carolina University, the College of Education, and the Educator Preparation Provider unit, the conceptual framework represents the vision that drives the work of all administrators, faculty, and candidates. Through our commitment to excellence through partnership, our efforts to prepare reflective education professionals dedicated to democratic principles and practices, including the empowerment of all learners in all aspects of educational decision-making, define the core of this vision. The conceptual framework is responsive to the changing needs in education and allows for adjustments in the unit’s priorities without altering the entire framework. Current priorities include enhanced emphasis on the areas of diversity, assessment, technology, and research.”
Follow this hyperlink for more information on the ECU Conceptual Framework.
The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Unit at East Carolina University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on February 8-10, 2015.
The EPP is inviting interested parties to submit comments addressing substantive matters related to the quality of the professional education programs offered. When commenting, please be sure to specify the party’s relationship to the EPP (graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.).
Please use the form located at http://www.ecu.edu/epp as a convenient way to submit comments.
Comments must be submitted no later than November 5 to ensure they are uploaded to NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS) by November 8, 2014. Anonymous comments will not be accepted by NCATE, and therefore cannot be submitted using the form.