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April 2019

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SOE News & Updates

Stephanie Davis (TEHE) and Team Win AERA Review of Research Award
Dr. Stephanie Davis, along with a team of seven education professionals from across the country, won AERA's 2019 Review of Research Award for their work titled “Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis,” Review of Educational Research, Volume 88, April 2018. The award was given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in the Review of Research in Education or the Review of Educational Research. Read more.
UNCG SOE Honored its First Class of Inspirational Educators This Spring
Wishing to recognize the significant impact that so many educators have made in the lives of students, the UNCG School of Education inducted 48 Inspirational Educators as part of its inaugural ceremony on April 14, 2019. These individuals were nominated by their colleagues, family, friends, and former students honoring their service, their impact on this world, and most importantly, how they have inspired their own love of education. Read more
SOE Graduate Students Awarded Top Honors in Research Expo
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, three of which are graduate students from the School of Education! These students are Oliver Thomas (ELC), Amy Hewitt (TEHE), and Joy Kelly (CED). The Expo provides an opportunity for our students to articulate the importance and impact of their scholarship with a lay audience of community judges, and serves to enhance UNCG’s reputation and build relationships in the community. Read more.
UNCG SOE and Moss Street Partnership School Featured on Triad Today Show
Representatives from the UNCG School of Education and Moss Street Partnership School — Randy Penfield (Dean of SOE), Catina Chestnut (Principal of MSPS), and Christina O'Connor (Co-director of MSPS) — were interviewed on the Triad Today show with Jim Longworth. They explain how the partnership began, and what makes Moss Street Partnership school unique. Watch the full segment here.
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SOE Global

Annual UNCG International Festival Promotes Cultural Awareness and Appreciation
On April 6th, the 2019 International Festival (I-Fest) took place at UNC Greensboro, bringing out members of the UNCG community as well as many local community members. The School of Education (SOE) International Committee and the Coalition for Diversity in Language and Culture also participated in the event and engaged participants in activities that promote cultural awareness and appreciation. Learn more.
GCS Students and Families Enjoyed Dual Language Literacy Day at UNCG
On April 13, 2019, children and families from Allen Jay and Hunter elementary schools participated in the Dual Language Literacy Day activities at UNC Greensboro. Allen Jay and Hunter are two schools in Guilford County Schools (GCS) that started the dual language programs in Spanish and Urdu last year. UNCG partnered with GCS to offer teacher professional development and support family engagement for dual language program participants. Learn more.

Cook's Corner


Paying it forward, paying tribute to an inspirational family member, or paying attention to just how hard it is to pay for college are many of the reasons donors support scholarships in the School of Education.

We thank the following John H. Cook Society members for supporting endowed scholarships in the School of Education through their gifts and their very personal support of their student recipients:
  • Mrs. Betty Cone and Mr. Benji Cone Jr., in support of the Mary June Darden Ward Endowed Scholarship in Education (Betty's mother)
  • Mrs. Gail Broadway Curry and Mr. Wayne Curry, in support of the Gail Broadway Curry Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Mary Catharine Eberhart and Dr. Pete Eberhart, in support of the Eberhart Family Scholarship
  • Dr. Joe Harmon, in support of the Virginia Donaldson Harmon Endowed Scholarship (Joe's mother)
  • Mr. Stephen Israel and Ms. Nina Israel, in support of the Adelaide Love Israel Endowed Scholarship Fund (Stephen's mother)
  • Mrs. Linda Johnson Jones and Mr. Kevin R. Jones, in support of the Linda Johnson Jones '66 and Kevin Jones Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Mrs. Sarah Cole Jordan & The Honorable Robert B. Jordan III, in support of the Sarah Cole Jordan Class of 1956 UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Endowment Fund
  • Mr. Ned McMillan III, in support of the Sue Sweeney McMillan 1940 Scholarship (Ned's mother)
  • Mrs. Evelyn Bruton Monroe and Dr. John L. Monroe, in support of the Monroe/Cox Scholarship, named for John's aunt, Alberta Catharine Monroe
  • Mr. John L. Pinnix and Mrs. Sally Pinnix, in support of the Esther and John Pinnix Teachers Scholarship (Jack's parents)
  • Dr. Richard Pipan and Dr. Barbara Ann Israel, in support of the Adelaide Love Israel Endowed Scholarship Fund (Barbara's mother)
  • Mrs. Carrie Davis Ponder and Dr. Reginald Ponder, in support of the Carrie Davis Ponder '58 Endowed Scholarship in Education
  • Mrs. Mary Francis Sayre and Mr. Stevan F. Sayre, in support of the Mary Francis Sayre '68 Endowed Scholarship in Education
  • Mrs. Barbara M. Scott & Mr. James M. Scott, in support of the Margaret McKenzie Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Barbara's aunt)
  • Ms. Patricia Whitley Sickles, in support of the Patricia Sickles Class of '65 and Barry Sickles Endowed Scholarship in Education (Pat and her husband)
  • Dr. Robert D. Street, in support of the Ann Tilletson Street Endowed Scholarship in Education (Bob's late wife)
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

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