School of Education

Superintendent Aaron Woody, a Chief Cheerleader for Students

Aaron Wood ELC Alum

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 … Continued

Kisha Clemons’ Path to NC Principal of the Year

Kisha Clemons ELC Alum

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 … Continued

Principal and SOE Alum Ashely Westmoreland speaks about those a-ha moments

Ashley Westmoreland SOE Alum and Principal at Alexander Wilson Elementary School

“The role of education is to serve.” And for alumna and Alexander Wilson Elementary School Principal Ashley Westmoreland ‘13 Certification, there’s always work to be done. It’s about knowing the people you serve, having support, and creating the time and space to allow for big conversations about how to promote … Continued

Principal and SOE Alum Kevin Wheat Cultivates an Environment of Care

Kevin Wheat, Principal at Allen Jay Middle

North Carolina’s principals and superintendents have done wonderful work, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Many of these school administrators are Spartans, proud alumni of the UNCG School of Education. Each alumnus has a fascinating story and a unique perspective: An educator is an advocate, and as an administrator … Continued

Leah Carper (ELC) named Teacher of the Year

Leah Carper ELC alum

Congratulations to Leah Carper, an alumnae educator, who received Guilford County Schools’ highest honor last week, being named Teacher of the Year. Carper is an English teacher at Northern Guilford High School who received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from UNCG. During the pandemic, Carper turned to technology … Continued

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Jill Channing (ELC ’11) Appointed Chair of ETSU’s Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Department

Dr. Jill Channing, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) ’11 Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed to serve as Chair for East Tennessee State University’s Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department. Dr. Channing also serves and Associate Director of the Center for Community College Leadership and Assistant Professor of … Continued