2010 News Stories

Governor Names Several Local Schools among best in Virginia

Several Williamsburg-James City County and York County Schools were recognized for Educational Excellence by Gov. Tim Kaine and the Board of Education. Among the recipients, many of the schools recognized have principals who hold William & Mary School of Education degrees.

Sarah Ridgway
Sarah Ridgway honored with VACTE scholarship

The Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE) has selected a William and Mary graduating senior for the second consecutive year for a scholarship awarded to just three students statewide.

Dr. Shannan Trice-Black
Introducing Prof. Shannon Trice-Black

As a new member of the School of Education faculty, Dr. Shannon Trice-Black '93 has already been engaged in collaboration with her colleagues and been named for a summer research grant to study school counselors and their relationship with school administrators in terms of ethics and confidentiality.

Teaching History with Film
Teaching History with Film

While books are the primary teaching tool for teachers, film can be a powerful aide in the history and social studies classrooms. Dr. Jeremy Stoddard’s new book on teaching strategies for using film in the classroom offers ideas for film-based instruction.

Dedication of a Facility for Leadership

"Our journey to this place is simply an amazing story of people, ideas, and resources coming together to achieve a vision far beyond what anyone imagined in 2003. In its origins, its construction, and its use, this School of Education has built a “facility for leadership”—in every sense of the words."

Mary and Armand Galfo
The Galfos are inspirations to us all

Armand and Mary Galfo have dedicated their lives to teaching and now have given the School of Education two endowed scholarship funds to recognize exemplary student science teachers.

Dr. Ann Shillingford
Introducing Dr. Ann Shillingford

Having graduated in 2009 with a Ph.D. program in counselor education from University of Central Florida, Dr. Ann Shillingford completes her first year on the School of Education faculty in the School Psychology and Counselor Education (SPACE) program.

Dr. Jim Barber joins the faculty

In the new 2011 academic year, Dr. Jim Barber joined the School of Education as an Assistant Professor in EPPL where he will teach graduate-level courses on college student development, assessment and evaluation in higher education, integrative learning and cross disciplinary perspectives.

Dr. Shannon Chance
Spring Awards ceremony honors outstanding students

At the Spring Awards ceremony, a wonderful opportunity for students to meet donors of their scholarships and tell them their story, over 90 students were awarded scholarships and awards totaling over $150,000.

Kyleah Parson
Kyleah Parson

A full-time Ph.D. student who works full-time in Norfolk as an assessment coordinator, Kyleah Parson stays focussed on her goal of becoming a superintendent.

Megan Tschannen-Moran
Relationships Matter

Megan Tschannen-Moran, The Wakefield Distinguished Associate Professor, W&M SOE, and Project Director, the School of Education at the College of William & Mary and Norfolk Public Schools, sought creative, research-based methods for improving student outcomes that focused on greater attention to relationships.

2010 NEI a Tremendous Success!

The School of Education hosted the National Evaluation Institute for The Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) in October welcoming 270 attendees from across the nation and four foreign countries.