The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

News: 01-07-2013


New in 2013 – Out with the Old, in with the ‘News’!
For 2013, School of Education weekly announcements will be sent out as ‘School of Education News’ – new name, same information! You can still use the old email address ( to submit SOE News items.

SOE Staff Assembly

SOE Staff Assembly will be held this Wednesday, January 9, at 9:00am in room 301 SOEB. All SOE staff are invited to attend. Following the meeting at 10:30am there will be an optional EPAF workshop in the computer lab (SOEB 302).

Two New Staff Coalition Team Members Needed

The SOE Staff Assembly would like to add 2 new members to the Coalition Team. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the team, please email Meggan Reagan ( by Tuesday, January 8th. If there are more then 2 people interested in joining the Team, a quick election will be held at the meeting on Wednesday.

SOE New Year Reception – Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:30-9:30pm

Location: UNCG Alumni House (404 College Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27412)

Hosted by Karen Wixson & Wiley Massingill

Please join fellow UNCG School of Education faculty and staff for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, drink, music, and fellowship as we welcome the arrival of a New Year and a new semester!

Spouses, partners, and significant others are welcome to attend – however we do request that the evening is for ‘Adults Only’.

Dress for the evening is casual.

Music for the evening will be provided by Antonio Truyols and Unit Three. The internationally-award winning piano trio Unit Three, led by pianist Antonio Truyols, has been enrapturing audiences along the east coast and abroad since 2008. All alumni of UNCG and the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program, Antonio, drummer Daniel Faust, and bassist Joseph Dickey were invited in 2010 to compete in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition in Romania. Competing against 15 other groups from around the world, many 10 years their senior, Unit Three, secured the title of Best Band in the Competition. They are set to release their debut album on Monday, December 10 at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro at 7:30pm.

RSVP by Friday, January 11, 2013, to Rachel Williams (

We hope you will join us for this special evening!

Now Accepting Nominations for the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award


Nominations are now being accepted for the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award.  This prestigious award honors faculty, staff, and students who provide outstanding leadership and service to the University. Nomination materials for the award can be found at: (
The deadline for submitting nominations is January 18, 2013.


For questions on the nomination process, please contact Angela Montgomery, HR Benefits Manager, at 334-4514 or


Spring Semester Coffee Talks with the Dean


Dean Wixson has scheduled her series of Coffee Talks for the 2013 Spring Semester. Below are the dates and times for spring:

Monday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.


All Coffee Talks will take place in room 301 SOEB and everyone is invited to attend. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome.



Student/Faculty Accomplishments


Dr. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, has been named the 2013 UNCG Nominee for the O. Max Gardner Award, awarded by the UNC Board of Governors. This award is presented annually to one faculty member from the UNC system who has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race. The winner of the O. Max Gardner Award will be announced at the April 2013 meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.


Please check the Provost’s website for information about the award:


The Golden Leaf Grant/Contract for 21st Century Leadership in the amount of $200,000 with $75,000 for ITF Certification has been awarded to the Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations for the upcoming year. Dr. Larry Coble and Dr. Ann Davis from ELC will be managing the yearlong leadership and coaching development for this program and will be targeting the tier one economically disadvantaged counties as requested by Golden Leaf, based on participation application interest from the following counties:

North Hampton

The licensure candidate will apply for admission to the LIS department to begin coursework Summer 1 2013 as part of this grant.


Tiffany Perkins, Clark Scholar nominee from the Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations Department, was selected to participate in the Clark Seminar at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in April. Congrats to Tiffany!


SOE People


Sara Martínez Cardama, who was a visiting scholar in the Department of Library and Information Studies last semester and is currently a doctoral student at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (Spain), sent SOE faculty & staff holiday greetings over the break:


Dear UNCG friends,

I’m writing to you from Spain where I arrived a couple of days ago. I just wanted to thank you for the warm welcome you gave me and the kindness with which you treated me during my stay in Greensboro. It was a great experience and I hope to see you again soon.

I wish you happy Holidays and a good New Year.

Kind Regards,

Sara Martínez Cardama



Congratulations to Jackie Caldwell (NC New Teacher Support Program) on her marriage to Brian Hoskins Dec. 12, 2012.



Welcome back Annie Smith! Annie rejoins the Dean’s Office after her maternity leave. We’re glad to have you back Annie!

Matt Fisher joins the SOE January 14 as Online Professional Development Coordinator. He will be working closely with Sam Miller, Cheryl Greenberg and Sandra Bates Hart on developing online professional training modules for teachers and administrators in the field. Matt comes to us from the Division of Continual Learning at UNCG where he served as a Project Manager, Online Curriculum Developer and Academic Coach. Welcome Matt!


Deana Hasty joins the SOE January 22 as the Pre-Award Research Coordinator. She will be working with Terry Ackerman and Sheila Gambardella. Deana comes to us from the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNCG as the post-award research administrator. She has a strong understanding of the grant cycle and the system at UNCG. Welcome Deana!


Sharlene O’Neil served as a temporary executive administrator for the Dean while Annie Smith has been on leave. Sharlene’s last day was Friday, January 4. Thank you for your service, Sharlene.



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