The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 9-10-2012


Supply Drive

A collection box for Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse will be located in the mailroom, 141 SOE.

Dean’s Coffee Talks

Please join Dean Wixson for an upcoming “coffee chat”. This month we had about 20 people in attendance and a lively conversation. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in 301 on the following dates/times:

10/17 – 1:00
11/13 – 9:00

Dr. Jane Myers Retirement Party

Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the career of Dr. Jane Myers and wish her a wonderful journey into retirement. The date of the retirement celebration has been moved to the spring semester, and it will now be held on Monday, April 8th, 2013, from 3-5 in the Virginia Dare Room at the UNCG Alumni House. If you have already RSVP’d and still can attend, we already have your RSVP recorded. Please send all other RSVP’s to Heather Ratti at

We’ll send out a reminder in the spring, but please do mark your calendars for this special event.

John McCutcheon Performance

The School of Education and University Libraries would like to invite you to a special event featuring renowned storyteller, author and folksinger John McCutcheon. This event will take place Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Elliott University Center (EUC) auditorium. There is no charge for this program, thanks to the generous donation of Pam and David Sprinkle.


TED, an international organization dedicated to “sharing ideas that matter”, offers national and international meetings every year where a variety of speakers give short, interesting talks on myriad subjects. Greensboro will now have a locally organized TEDx event, TEDxGreensboro that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Visit the TEDxGreensboro website or Facebook for more information.

Recent Theft

During the last week, the UNCG campus has experienced a wave of larcenies. The most common characteristic in these larcenies has been that the victims left valuables in unsecured residence hall rooms, offices, or vehicles. Please secure your offices when stepping away and contact UNCG police if you suspect larceny 334-5963.

Faculty Convocation/General Faculty Meeting

The annual Faculty Convocation and General Faculty Meeting is scheduled as follows:
Faculty Convocation/General Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Information Sessions

Are you interested in becoming a high school teacher? Whether you are thinking of adding a high school teaching licensure concentration or already a STEP student, plan to attend one of our sessions to get the information you need to succeed!

Tuesday, September 18th – 12:30-1:30 PM

Friday, September 21st – 8:30-9:30 AM

Wednesday, September 26th – 4:30-5:30 PM

All sessions will be held in SOE 114.


Deb Ackerman:

Ciara Marable:

Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Karen DeNaples (SES) has successfully earned national certification as a Qualified teacher of American Sign language (ASL).  This national certification is given to those who have demonstrated knowledge of second language teaching methodology, language activities, evaluation and knowledge of ASL linguistics.  The American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is a national organization of professionals involved with teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies.   Its major purpose is to evaluate and certify teachers of ASL.

UNCG Principal Fellows volunteer at the Teacher Supply Warehouse

Greensboro – Nine University of North Carolina at Greensboro Principal Fellows spent Thursday, August 30th volunteering at the Teacher Supply Warehouse. All nine Principal Fellows are members of the Class of 19, and currently in their first semester as MSA students at UNCG

Crockett, J., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M.L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Leadership & Administration for Special Education, Routledge Press: New York, NY.

Hello Goodbye

We sadly say goodbye to Melissa Kruep this week. After 8 years of service to the School of Education Melissa is choosing to spend time with her family. We wish her well in her next stage of life.

Welcome Terri Lawson! Terri will serve as the new Business Officer for the School of Education. He comes to us from North Carolina Central University with a background in budget management, payroll and his most recent position, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Business School. Terri begins work at the SOE Tuesday, September 25.


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