Doctoral student Dede Addy wins AERA dissertation award
Dede Addy, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, has won an AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship to support her research in literacy among middle class black families.
Legacy of Learning: Betty Debnam and The Mini Page
Directed to kids but of interest to readers of all ages as well as educators, Debnam’s four-page weekly newspaper feature addressed topics of significance to the elementary curriculum and included features about science, government, animals, hobbies, artists, holidays, biography, geography, history and manners, among others.
Donald and Justeen Tarbet leave $3 million legacy gift to School of Education
The bequest will be used to establish the Donald G. Tarbet Endowment Fund for Faculty Support, which will provide faculty stipends to facilitate development of innovative educational interventions and programs, support for junior faculty, and other areas of faculty support.
Ryoo named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
Kihyun “Kelly” Ryoo, an assistant professor of learning sciences in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education, has been named a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
Education Students blog from Norway, Germany
Two groups of School of Education students did student teaching in Europe - in Hamburg, Germany, and in Bergen, Norway. Click through to read their blogs and see photos of their adventures.
Ph.D. student Justin Garwood seeking answers to classroom problems
Justin Garwood learned firsthand the importance of classroom management. Now he’s researching techniques that he hopes teachers can use to build stronger relationships with their students.
Juan Carrillo named UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2014 Chiron Award recipient
Assistant Professor Juan Carrillo has been named the 2014 recipient of the Chiron Award, an award bestowed by student groups at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to recognize excellence in teaching and devotion to students.
Lillie Cox (Ed.D. ’09) named finalist for national educational leadership award
Lillie Cox (Ed.D. ’09), superintendent of the Alamance-Burlington School System, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Women in School Leadership Award, presented by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
Meece named second McMichael Professor
Judith Meece, professor of educational psychology, has been named to the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education’s McMichael Term Professorship, becoming the second faculty member to hold the professorship.
Student Profile: Jillian Froelick took a life-changing journey
A gap year spent in Tanzania by Robertson Scholar Jillian Froelick inspired her to pursue a career working with children. The junior is now researching the school transition process for children with chronic medical conditions.
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