Fall 2014 Professional Development Courses – Register Now!

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Place-Based Learning


The University of Mary Washington College of Education and EagleRun Library … [Read more...]

Dr. Epps recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award


Beverly D. Epps, associate professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations in the College of Education, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years. … [Read more...]

4th Annual Educator in Residence Event


  Martha Abbott was the featured educator at the fourth annual College of Education Educator-in-Residence event April 26 at the UMW Stafford campus. The day-long event also featured graduate presentations, workshops, and an award ceremony. Abbot earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin from the University of Mary Washington and spent 32 years in education before joining the nonprofit sector. She also holds a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Georgetown University and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 by UMW. To end the day’s events, several graduates received awards. Olivia Costello received the Outstanding Master of Education Student Award. Laura Gomez  received the Barbara Bishop Mann Award.  Students Anne Roberts and Merilee Grubb received the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Awards. Read more about the Event, Educator-in-Residence Talks Leadership with Graduates … [Read more...]

Video: 4 Years in Under 5 Minutes


The College of Education is proud of its many programs, faculty, students and alumni. The video below highlights our programs, research, partnerships and more. Enjoy!   … [Read more...]

Fredericksburg City Schools Summer Personnel

Fredericksburg City Public Schools 817 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401-5819 Telephone:  (540) 372-1130 Fax:  (540) 372-1111 VACANCY NOTICE FOR SUMMER SCHOOL PERSONNEL 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR  POSITION:        Summer School Teaching Assistant REQUIREMENTS: •  Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form. •  Must be able to work collaboratively within a team structure. •  Must    demonstrate   proficiency   on    Standards   of   Learning    in    Reading   and Mathematics. •  Must be in good academic standing at an institution for higher learning or recently completed undergraduate studies (within two years). LOCATIONS:   Hugh Mercer Elementary School Lafayette Upper Elementary School Walker-Grant Middle School SALARY:          $10.00 per hour  DATES:              June 20, 2014 – July 23, 2014 CONTACT:       Harry R. Thomas III, Director of Instruction APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled; interviews … [Read more...]

COE Grad in the News

CHS Principal Larry Marks congratulates Hallie Feingold

Congratulations to UMW College of Education and Classics, Religion and Philosophy Alumna Hallie Feingold for her selection as the 2014 New Teacher of the Year at Courtland High School. Ms. Feingold is in her first year as a Latin teacher at CHS. We are proud of her accomplishment and wish her continued success in her teaching career! … [Read more...]

Congratulations: UMW’s Teachers of Promise 2014


Congratulations to our Teachers of Promise Gabrielle Kuhn Ciara Norquist Karissa Herrick Mariela DeMaio Kathleen Wallace. Please congratulate them when you see them. … [Read more...]

Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction Welcomes New Faculty Member


The College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction is pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Professor Dr. Roberta Gardner to the faculty. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Gardner to UMW! Dr. Gardner's Biography: Roberta P. Gardner is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education. Dr. Gardner teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy methods for elementary students. Her research focuses on situated literacy practices across home, school, and community contexts with a particular emphasis on the socio-cultural and socio-emotional aspects of language and literacy teaching and learning. A continuing thread of her research engages the intersections of language and literacy learning and issues related to social class, gender, race, and place based identity contexts.   Her work has been presented at national conferences including the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Literacy Research … [Read more...]

Dept. of Foundations, Leadership & Special Populations Welcomes New Faculty Member

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The College of Education, Department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations is pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Professor Dr. Victoria Russell to the faculty. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Russell to UMW! Dr. Russell's Biography: Victoria Russell is an Assistant Professor in the Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations department at the College of Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education. Dr. Russell received her B.A. in History at Loyola University-New Orleans and masters' degrees in History and Curriculum and Instruction at the College of William and Mary. She earned her Ed.D. from George Washington University in Special Education, where she focused on teacher development and led a national research project examining mentoring in the National Board Certification process. Dr. Russell served as a special educator and department chair in the public school setting and as a social studies curriculum … [Read more...]