In the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP), we are all about making a difference in the lives of others. We endeavor to develop #changemakers who impact the region as educators, administrators, and other professions, both in schools and other professional community settings.
CEAP Alumnus Dr. John McDaris, Principal at Rugby Middle School, has been named 2023-24 Henderson County Public Schools Principal of the Year. McDaris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences Education and Political Science, a Master’s degree in School Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, all of which were obtained from Western Carolina University.
After serving as associate dean of the college, Patricia Bricker is starting her 23rd year at WCU back in the classroom as the Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professor in Educational Technologies.
WCU has tripled its cohort of Call Me MiSTER program participants, bringing in six new members who will start their four-year journey to becoming a teacher this fall.
Kayla Patterson is a recent graduate of the Higher Education Student Affairs master’s program. She began her undergraduate studies in pursuit of a medical degree at Cleveland State University on a basketball scholarship before transferring to New York University.
WCU’s first graduating class from the Doctor of Psychology program were hooded during the graduate commencement ceremony in May.
The undergraduate teacher preparation program has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality as among the best in the nation in preparing future elementary teachers to teach children to read.
Kofi Lomotey recently received the 2023 Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association Division G.
WCU’s University Participant Program has become fully accredited by the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council.
Fowler is a 61-year-old Head Start and North Carolina pre-k teacher in Hendersonville.