Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public School system will collaborate on the formation of a lab school designed to help students in grades six through eight successfully transition into high school through implementation of a “whole school, whole community, whole child” approach.
Western Carolina University is one of eight University of North Carolina system institutions identified as potential candidates to establish and operate laboratory schools serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, as required by a provision in the 2016-17 state budget enacted in July.
Dale Carpenter, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions since April 2014, will be moving from that leadership position to return to his faculty roots effective July 1, 2017.
For four years, Mike Corelli, Western Carolina University’s associate director for the Department of Campus Activities, wanted to expand the leadership experience of the minor in leadership program by taking an overseas trip.
Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.
Teaching and learning expert, radio commentator and University of Texas-Austin music professor Bob Duke will have two public speaking engagements on the Western Carolina University campus during a two-day residency.
Western Carolina University’s Center for the Support of Beginning Teachers recently received a $50,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to help expand an online support program for beginning educators to include second- and third-year teachers in Western North Carolina.
Mary Deck, professor of counseling, received the 2008 Ruth McSwain Distinguished Professional Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School Counseling Profession, the highest award given by the North Carolina School Counselor Association.
Perry L. Schoon, senior associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the next dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University.