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CEAP, CAS alumna honored with national award in leadership as a teacher of color

Zöe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.   

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Principal preparation program receives $4.1 million grant

WCU is a recipient of a recurring grant from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program that will provide $4.1 million over the next six years, the University of North Carolina System recently announced.  

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Triple E in the WHEE provides childcare assistance to students

WCU's College of Education and Allied Professions is providing affordable childcare for student parents.  

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Professors and local students create a ‘masterpeace’

It’s sometimes hard to express oneself, especially during the past year. The pandemic turned many worlds upside down and students of Western North Carolina public schools were not immune to the pressure.  

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McKee Clinic adapts quickly to pandemic restrictions to keep students, clients on track

When associate professor of psychology Nathan Roth became director of the McKee Clinic in 2015, little did he know his vision for the facility would be its saving grace when a novel coronavirus reared its ugly head and put life on hold.  

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School of Teaching and Learning expands with virtual connection

The School of Teaching and Learning has great working relationships with local school systems in instructional partnerships.   

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CEAP looks to attract men of color through Call Me MISTER program

The landscape of the K-12 teaching environment across the U.S., and also North Carolina, lends itself to being predominantly comprised of white females. What’s hard to find are African American male teachers.  

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Health and physical education interns find silver lining in teaching exercise online

Teaching health and physical education to a group of middle school students during a pandemic via Zoom is not as impossible as it may sound.  

Amanda Clapp

Catamount School teacher recipient of Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award

Amanda Clapp has received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools.  

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