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Nicole Pfleger (M.Ed. '06) named National School Counselor of the Year

Nicole Pfleger (M.Ed. ’06), a school counselor in Smyrna, Ga., has been named National School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association. Pfleger learned of the award Thursday during a surprise school assembly where she works, Nickajack Elementary School.

Donor Profile: Louise McMichael Miracle

A profile of Louise “Lou” McMichael Miracle, who was instrumental in establishing the McMichael Term Professorship.

'Reconnect and Recharge' kicks off 2011-12 series

The School of Education launched its third year of its "Recharge and Reconnect" sessions, a series of get-togethers of recent graduates to share – and to learn from – each others' classroom experiences.

Carolina Teaching Fellows Reunion planned for Oct. 28-29

The School of Education is hosting a reunion for our first-ever Teaching Fellows Alumni Reunion during Carolina's Homecoming on Oct. 28-29.

Black Alumni Reunion planned for Oct. 28-29

The School of Education is hosting a Black Alumni Reunion on Homecoming weekend, Oct. 28-29. The event will include opportunities to mingle with fellow alumni and to hear remarks from Dean Bill McDiarmid. Also, the School of Education’s Black Alumni Committee will present its second Impact Award.

Photo gallery: Black Alumni Reunion

2011 Commencement Address - Leading Across an Unknown Landscape

Gerry House (Ed.D. '88), president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Student Achievement in New York, presented the commencement address for the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education on May 7, 2011.

Carol Dement Weeks (A.B.Ed. '67) named 'Tar Heel of the Week'

Carol Dement Weeks (A.B.Ed. '67), who after a 17-year teaching career has led development of the Boys & Girls Club in Zebulon, has been named "Tar Heel of the Week" by The News & Observer of Raleigh.

Enrique Murillo (Ph.D. '99) participating in 'Education Nation' summit

Enrique Murillo (Ph.D. '99), a professor of education at California State University at Bernardino, will participate in NBC News' "Education Nation" Summit during the week of Sept. 25.

Tara Herbert (M.Ed. '09) counselor for Duke University's Durham Student of the Week

Jackie's guidance counselor, Tara Herbert, said her eighth-grade teachers were shocked upon learning that she was ever anything but the exceptional student that she is now.

Class led by Katie Gulledge (A.B.Ed. '06) learns value of tap water

Katie Gulledge's sixth-graders learned the value of tap water, by walking a half mile to a muddy pond.

J.R. Sigmon (A.B.Ed. '99) named North Carolina's Assistant Principal of the Year

J.R. Sigmon, assistant principal in Catawba County's Maiden Elementary School, has been named the state's 2011 Assistant Principal of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Callie Adkins Smith (A.B.Ed. '00) named regional Teacher of the Year

Callie Smith, a first grade teacher in Carteret County, has been named N.C.'s Southeast Region Teacher of the Year.

Jessica Thompson (M.Ed. '02) named Elementary Counselor of the Year

Jessica Thompson, a school counselor at Millbrook Elementary Magnet School in Raleigh, has been named Elementary Counselor of the Year.

Elizabeth Shearer (M.Ed. '84) named regional 'Principal of the Year' finalist

Elizabeth Shearer, principal of City of Medicine Academy in Durham, has been named a regional finalist for 2011 Wachovia North Carolina Principal of the Year.