Congrats to KaTrinka Brown (ELC) who was recently featured in a News & Record article, for being named the Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year.

KaTrink who was an EdS graduate transferred into our EdD program and is now in her dissertation phase. We are so proud to see her accomplishments!

Read more in the UNCG News article: Alumnae Honored as District’s Top Educators.

Book Cover for Wayne Journell publication

Congratulations to Dr. Wayne Journell (TEHE) who recently published an edited volume for Teachers College Press titled Post-Pandemic Social Studies, “How COVID-19 Has Changed the World and How We Teach”.

Learn more about this publication from the book website.

To Superintendent of Asheboro City Schools Aaron Woody MEd ’04 EdD ’10, leading a school system during a worldwide pandemic doesn’t just mean making executive decisions and signing paperwork. It means doing the work to really figure out how to best support students. And part of that is critically analyzing yourself and your team to see where you could do better. You have to ask hard questions of yourself, and answer honestly.

Read more from our proud alumni of the School of Education about his fascinating story and unique perspective.

Dr. Edna Tan (TEHE) was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

For a young person, it’s hard to imagine growing up to be a scientist or an engineer if you don’t see scientists or engineers that look like you. Dr. Edna Tan is changing that, one young person and community at a time.

“Professionals in STEM are often white males. There’s a lack of representation of people of color, and women,” she says. “How children are introduced to STEM and how they engage with it influences whether they regard STEM as something they can or want to do.”

Read more about this research

The COVID-19 pandemic created many new barriers for administrators to deal with. Adjustment to rapidly changing regulations, establishment of online education, the extended support necessary for students and families, and more all were suddenly brought to the forefront of educators’ minds. 

However, as doctoral student and principal of Shuford Elementary Kisha Clemons notes, the pandemic also intensified existing inequities in the school system.

Read more from our proud alumni of the School of Education about her fascinating story and unique perspective.