Student veteran throws out first pitch at ECU Baseball

Isaiah Ybarra, a 10-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran and East Carolina University history education major, threw out the honorary first pitch at the ECU Baseball “Salute to Service” series on Friday, May 11. Ybarra is a member of the ECU College of Education’s Student Veterans’ Resource Alliance (SVRA), which serves student veterans interested in becoming educators. The SVRA provides student veterans with opportunities in leadership, resource assistance, advocacy, professional development, and outreach. Since 2016, the SVRA has expanded service beyond the initial program area to Continue reading →

NC New Teacher Support Program to Relocate to East Carolina University

The University of North Carolina System has announced that the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) will relocate from the UNC System office to the campus of East Carolina University beginning this July. The NC NTSP is a comprehensive, university-based induction program offering a research-based curriculum and multiple services designed to promote teacher retention and improve the effectiveness of beginning teachers. The program provides intensive induction support aligned to each teacher’s individual needs, teaching assignment, and school environment. This move is part of Continue reading →

Crowe chosen for Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award

East Carolina University’s Dr. Allison Crowe, associate professor of counselor education in the College of Education, was chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). The award is a joint award given by IVAT and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and dedicated to the memory of Linda Saltzman, Ph.D., who dedicated her life to ending intimate partner violence through research. Saltzman was instrumental in promoting and Continue reading →

Pirates Plunder Costa Rica

Accounting for 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica served as the living lab for a group of nine graduate students and two faculty members from the East Carolina University College of Education Science Education Department. The group’s seven-day journey through the lush jungles and nature preserves of Costa Rica was led by two guides from the Council On International Educational Exchange. Along the way, the group traveled to Alajuela, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Bajo del Tigre, an elementary school in Monteverde, and more. Continue reading →

ECU College of Education hosts AP Summer Institute for educators

Nearly 70 teachers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia attended the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute hosted by The College Board Southern Regional Office and East Carolina University from June 25-28. Held at South Central High School, the summer institute offered intensive professional development for AP educators through the completion of 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach AP courses. AP educators can register for five content areas according to their disciplines — AP chemistry, AP English language Continue reading →

Cross-campus team awarded $1.25 million for special education cohort

Breaking down the silos of public and higher education for the benefit of learners with disabilities with high-intensity needs is the mission behind a new East Carolina University graduate cohort involving multiple colleges. Project CONVEY (Collaborating to Overcome Needs by improving the Voice of Exceptional Youth) is funded by a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for this mission. The project involves faculty from the ECU College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts Continue reading →

Counselor education program collaborates with AMEXCAN to provide college readiness tips

East Carolina University’s Counselor Education Program is collaborating with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) and this summer its students are working on a service learning project entitled, “Education Academy for Latino Parents and Students in North Carolina.” On May 19 and June 2, Dr. Syntia Santos-Dietz and her students visited the central office of AMEXCAN in Greenville and interacted with the local community. On May 19 students participated in a day with Latin American families in the region, observing and listening to Continue reading →

Atkinson honored with Advocacy Award from United Way

Dr. Terry Atkinson, East Carolina University College of Education associate professor,  was honored with the 2018 Advocacy Award from the United Way of Pitt County. Atkinson, who serves as an associate professor of literacy studies, English education, history education, and reading education, received this award for her key role in fostering the development of the Literacy Coalition, the programs it has implemented, and all her efforts on behalf of early literacy in the Pitt County community. Drs. Atkinson, Kim Anderson, and Elizabeth Swaggerty are conducting a robust Continue reading →

ECU College of Education alum, doctoral candidate named NC principal of the year

Press release from Public Schools of NC: Craven County School Leader Named 2018 Principal of the Year Tabari Wallace, a Craven County school administrator who helped boost student performance at two middle schools in his district, was named Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year at an awards luncheon today in Cary. Now principal of West Craven High School, Wallace was chosen from a field of eight regional finalists named earlier this year. Under Wallace’s leadership, Craven County’s Havelock Middle School and H.J. MacDonald Continue reading →

Chambers named 2018 Carnegie Fellow

Dr. Crystal Chambers, College of Education Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for 2018. This prestigious award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York supports high-caliber scholarship that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our times. Chambers was one of 31 fellows selected, and will receive $200,000 to pursue the research initiative that earned her this honor, “Rural Students and College Choice — An Exploratory Analysis.” The goal of Continue reading →