Tyler Brown and Angelique Reynolds Receive 2016 Memory Scholarship

Professor Jasper L. Memory, Jr., served Wake Forest University from 1929 until 1971, completing his career as Chairman of the Department of Education.   To honor Professor Memory and to further the cause of education, his family and friends created a scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to Junior students in the Department of Education who have demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession.  The Education Department would like to congratulate this year’s recipients: Tyler Brown (Secondary Social Studies) and Angelique Reynolds (Secondary English).

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Alumni Receive Professional Development Support Funds for 2016

The Beginning Teacher Professional Development Support Fund provides professional development grants to first year teachers who completed the Teacher Education Program at Wake Forest University.  Funds assist with Books, Conferences, Field Trips, Speakers, Teaching Supplies, Technology, Webinars and Workshops.   This year’s award recipients were: Virginia Browne (K-12 French), Brandon Hubbard-Heitz (Secondary Social Studies), Stephen Langford (Secondary English), Lindsay Schneider (Secondary English), Sarah Mata (K-12 Spanish).

Cooperating Teacher Honored at the White House

Julie Riggins, a mathematics teacher at East Forsyth High School has been presented the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest honor conferred by the national government on science and mathematics teachers. She was one of two awardees in North Carolina and traveled to Washington this summer to receive the award and meet with President Obama. Ms. Riggins works regularly with student teaching interns from Wake Forest.  This year she is teaching Math 1, Pre-Calculus, and Essentials for College Math. She says, “Each class, each level of math is different. For every class, it’s about getting students to be OK with discovering something. It’s about getting kids to appreciate math, to appreciate that it’s not just a bunch of numbers and letters on a piece of paper. My best days are when I can help a student see there is math outside the classroom.”

Julie Riggins accepting Teaching Excellence Award at the White House
Julie Riggins (center) receives congratulations from Megan Smith, the chief technology officer of the U.S., and France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation.

Lindsay Schneider wins NCETA Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Lindsay Schneider, a 2015 graduate of the Wake Forest Master Teacher Fellows Program, will be honored on the weekend of October 3rd as the recipient of the Outstanding Student Teacher Award fromHead shot of alum Lindsay Schneider the North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA).
Lindsay student taught at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem under cooperating teachers Heather Wiley and Stephanie Walters and university supervisor Alan Brown. She is now teaching at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina.
NCETA presents the Outstanding Student Teacher Award each year in honor of Professor Collett Dilworth, a long-time teacher educator and founding member of NCETA.  The award is based on an application that includes short answer responses from candidates, reference letters from university supervisors and cooperating teachers, and a videotaped teaching performance. NCETA supports and encourages best practices in the teaching of English and hopes each award recipient will go on to lead a full and rewarding teaching career.

Tanner DeBellis and Evelyn Perez Receive 2015 Memory Scholarship

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Tanner DeBellis, recipient of the Jasper L. Memory Scholarship for Secondary Education.
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Evelyn Perez, recipient of the Jasper L. Memory Scholarship for Elementary Education.

Professor Jasper L. Memory, Jr., served Wake Forest University from 1929 until 1971, completing his career as Chairman of the Department of Education.   To honor Professor Memory and to further the cause of education, his family and friends created a scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to Junior students in the Department of Education who have demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession.  The Education Department would like to congratulate this year’s recipients: Tanner DeBellis (Secondary Biology) and Evelyn Perez (Elementary Education).

Alumni Receive Professional Development Support Funds for 2015

The Beginning Teacher Professional Development Support Fund provides professional development grants to first year teachers who completed the Teacher Education Program at Wake Forest University.  Funds assist with Books, Conferences, Field Trips, Speakers, Teaching Supplies, Technology, Webinars and Workshops.   This year’s award recipients were: Katherine Hall (K-12 Spanish), Jennifer Mastin (Secondary Math), Julie Ross (K-12 Spanish), and Kate Youngblood (Secondary English).

Mary Lynn Redmond Named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond

smredmondThe Department of Education’s is pleased to announce that Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond was recently named Teacher of the Year, Higher Education, by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC), at their recent meeting on October 3, 2014. Dr. Redmond is the Coordinator of Foreign Language Education within the Department of Education, and also serves as the President of the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Dr. Redmond has been an important part of the Department of Education since 1989.

 

Congratulations Mary Lynn!

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Price Receives Dissertation Award

Dr. Geoff Price with his advisor and dissertation chair at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Geoff Price, Visiting Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, received the M. Ray Loree Most Outstanding Dissertation Award during an Honors Day ceremony on April 4, 2014 at The University of Alabama.

Dr. Price’s dissertation, Determining the Impact of the Integrated Triadic Model on TPACK Development in Preservice Teachers, examined how learning experiences in a teacher education program prepare educators to effectively and appropriately integrate technology. He has presented the findings from his research at various national and regional conferences and has prepared multiple manuscripts from this research.

Dr. Geoff Price with his advisor and dissertation chair at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Price received the M. Ray Loree Award from his former adviser and dissertation chair, Dr. Vivian Wright, Professor of Instructional Technology at The University of Alabama.

2014 Hall Award Winners

The Department of Education’s 2014 Jerry A. Hall Award recipients are Jatnna Acosta (Elementary Education), Troi Hicks (Secondary Social Studies) and Kathryn Norcross (Secondary Math). The awards are given each year for excellence in student teaching. The presentation will be at the College Honors and Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. Congratulations to our winners!

Kathryn Norcross
Kathryn Norcross
Troi Hicks
Troi Hicks
Jatnna Acosta
Jatnna Acosta

 

Morgan O’Leary, Kelsey Rector, and Alec Wasilewski Receive the 2014 Memory Scholarship

Professor Jasper L. Memory, Jr., served Wake Forest University from 1929 until 1971, completing his career as Chairman of the Department of Education.   To honor Professor Memory and to further the cause of education, his family and friends created a scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to Junior students in the Department of Education who have demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession.  The Department of Education would like to congratulate this year’s recipients: Morgan O’Leary (Elementary Education), Kelsey Rector (Secondary English) and Alec Wasilewski (Secondary Social Studies).

Morgan O'Leary, 3014 Memory Scholarship recipient
Morgan O’Leary
Kelsey Rector, 3014 Memory Scholarship recipient
Kelsey Rector
Alec Wasilewski, 3014 Memory Scholarship recipient
Alec Wasilewski