Professional Development System

Advisory Board

The Professional Development System in the Watson College of Education is dedicated to collaborative inquiry, transparent governance, and consistent communication regarding the goals, initiatives, and innovations within our school-university partnership. The purpose of the PDS Advisory Board is primarily two-fold: (1) to garner input about our PDS model, signature programs, and ways in which our partnership can improve, and (2) to directly inform partners about PDS programs, activities, accomplishments, challenges, etc. The current PDS Advisory Board is comprised of 10 members representing partnership teachers, site coordinators, principals, district personnel, university supervisors, and Watson faculty and staff.

PDS Advisory Board

PDS Advisory Board
2019-2022 Mr. Sam Highsmith, Principal, Castle Hayne Elementary School
2019-2022 Dr. Kelly Batts, Assistant Superintendent, Clinton City Schools
2019-2022 Dr. Shelby Morge, WCE Faculty, EEMLS Department
2018-2020 Dr. Eddie Caropreso, WCE Faculty, ITFSE Department
2017-2020 Ms. Stephanie Glowa, Field Experience Coordinator, PET
2018-2020 Ms. Christi Lea, Site Coordinator and Partnership Teacher, Hoggard High School
2017-2020 Dr. Amy Taylor, WCE Faculty, EEMLS
2018-2020 Dr. Kerry Robinson, WCE Faculty, EL Department
2018-2021 Ms. Shirley Fowler, WCE Student
2018-2021 Ms. Dorian Barnes, Partnership Teacher, Pine Valley Elementary School
2018-2021 Alfredia Moore, Chief Officer for Human Resources, Pender County Schools

ex-officio Ms. Somer Lewis, PDS Director, Ms. Jenn Hatch Knight, Assistant PDS Director, Dr. Bill Sterrett, Associate Dean, and Dr. Van Dempsey, Dean