School of Education

Bost Selected as CEC President-Elect

Julie Bost headshot with SES department logo on a blue background

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has announced that Dr. Julie Bost, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services, has been named 2024 CEC President-Elect. Bost will assume the presidency on January 1, 2025, overseeing CEC’s committees and Board of Directors and providing critical leadership on the organization’s planning and programs.

SES Alumna Using Her Degree in Midair

Elice Evans '18 before a flight on Piedmont Airlines

If you see a flight attendant using sign language to communicate with passengers aboard Piedmont Airlines, it’s likely UNCG alum Elice Evans ’18, who received her bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, Deaf Education and Advocacy Services (IDEAS).

Kessinger Named UNCG Student Teacher of the Year

Head shot of Calli Kessinger, the 2023 UNCG Student Teacher of the Year

A Special Education major, Calli Kessinger has been selected as the 2023 UNCG Student Teacher of the Year and will represent UNC Greensboro at the upcoming state competition sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCACTE).

New Academic Support Hub to Provide Services to SOE Students

The SOE building with spring buds on the trees

Undergraduate students in the UNC Greensboro School of Education can now take advantage of new support services thanks to the launch of the SOE Academic Support Hub. The center is the combined work of the SOE Office of Student Success, Michel Family Teaching Resources Center, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, Department of Specialized Education Services, and Department of Library and Information Science.

Class of 2022: Juliette Vayer

Juliette Vayer, 2022 graduate with Bachelor of Science in Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy Services

Subtlety, humor, empathy, and accuracy are often difficult to convey when interpreting from one language to another. Juliette Vayer will tell you that these key skills in American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, along with advocating for the Deaf community, are part of what compelled her to earn her Bachelor of Science in Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy (IDEAS) from the School of Education this December.

Ryndak Honored for Career of Service

Diane Ryndak Headshot

Dr. Diane Ryndak, a professor in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Specialized Education Services , has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award presented by TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy.

Council for Exceptional Children Adds Holzberg to Board; Pair to Present at Convention

Dr. Debra Holzberg head shot

Dr. Debra Holzberg will serve on the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Executive Board as Publications and Communications Chair for the Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD). Holzberg and Dr. Julie Irene Bost will also be presenting at the 2023 CEC Convention and Expo in March of 2023. Both Holzberg and Bost are Clinical Assistant Professors in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Specialized Education Services.

Cobb One of the Next Generation of Teachers

Screen shot of Makalah Cobb teaching from Spectrum News 1 story

UNCG’s Makalah Cobb is one of the next generation of educators. The special education and elementary education dual major looks to fill a need in the classroom as she interns this fall and will student teach in the spring. Story from Spectrum News 1.