Alumni named for leadership positions

Dr. Wendy EllisWendy Ellis, M.A.Ed '95, Ph.D. '10, Gifted Education has been named Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, Virginia.



Dr. Melody Camm

 Dr. Melody Camm, M.A.Ed. '01, Ed.D. '09 has been named for the position of principal at Carver Elementary School in the Newport News Public Schools.  Dr. Camm has recently served as an Assistant Principal Grafton Bethel Elementary School at York County Public Schools.


Jennifer CohodasJennifer Cohodas has been named principal at Atlee High School, Mechanicsville, VA. Ms. Cohodas is a Ph.D. candidate in the EPPL Curriculum Leadership Program.  She received her A.B. at Cornell University '92 and her MA.Ed. at Virginia Tech '95.



Dr. Pamela Wilson Aerni, who holds a Ph.D. from William and Mary in EPPL Special Education Administration, will begin teaching at Longwood University in the fall. She has a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development and a M.Ed. from Virginia State University in Elementary Education.

She is currently an associate of McLaughlin and Associates conducting project evaluations for math education grants as well as an instructional coach for Prince George Schools. Previously, she worked as a math coach for The Tidewater Team  for Improving Math Education at William and Mary. Prior to coming to Wiliam and Mary for graduate school, she worked as a 5th and 6th grade teacher in Greensville County Public Schools in Emporia, VA. Her first position in the field of education was an early childhood teacher and disability coordinator for the Head Start program in Greensville, Sussex, and Surry counties.

During her tenure as a doctoral student, she was afforded the opportunity to work with many faculty members on projects related to their research interests. Based on  these experiences, her current research projects include instructional coaching, special education teacher preparation, and self-efficacy for teaching mathematics.

Antoine Lewis Hickman, EPPL/SPED- has been named Coordinator of Special Education, Suffolk Public Schools.

Lisa Pennycuff, M.Ed '98, Ed.D '10, EPPL/SPED, has been named Director of Special Education, York County Public Schools. Lisa received the Prestigious Golden Hoop award from the School of Education in May.