From the dean's desk
In June I was asked to serve as interim dean of the School of Education. What an honor! Although it’s been less than four months, we have already accomplished so much thanks to our wonderful faculty, staff, students and alumni. In these difficult times for education, I am asked on a regular basis whether I am concerned about the future of teacher education. I remain optimistic. Those of us who choose to teach or to serve in other capacities as educators are not doing it for the accolades, the money or the prestige. We do it because we want to make a difference in the world and, at the end of the day, we can be sure that our lives mattered. We all have the same goal—to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to have a high quality teacher and a high quality experience in school. Please know that those of us in the School of Education value you and your work and are here to support you throughout your careers. Thank you for all that you do.
Elon students visit Ghana with Global Medical Brigades
Associate Professor of Education Angela Owusu-Ansah co-led the group as part of a 10-day visit to provide medical relief to villagers while learning about local cultures. Read more ...
School of Education students research the Cable School on Elon's campus
Senior Elon teacher candidates in Professor Marna Winter’s Principles of Learning and Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies methods course are currently engaged in an exciting restorative project. In collaboration with Siler Rothrock, they are in the process of restoring the Cable School, a pre-civil war one room schoolhouse, located behind Alumni Field House in Rhodes Stadium. Professor Winter’s class has been charged with the task of researching the kind of furnishings found in a school house during this time period. For more information about the Cable School, click here.
Carrie Morris '96 selected as the 2013-14 Southeast Region Teacher of the Year
The fifth grade teacher at Swansboro (N.C.) Middle School was chosen as the top among 36 of her peers. Read more ...