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Virgo, UNCW Honored for Green Initiatives During D.C. Ceremony, Green Strides Tour

In September, Laura Jennings, Kemeka Sidbury, Kat Pohlman and Bill Sterrett represented D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy and UNCW at a ceremony in Washington D.C. honoring 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. In October, federal and state education officials visited UNCW, D.C. Virgo and Wrightsville Beach Elementary as part of a three-day Green Strides Tour celebrating this year's Green Ribbon award winners. more...

WCE Partners with OCS on ‘Bridge to Board Certified’ Program

Onslow County Schools, in partnership with the Watson College, has introduced a “Bridge to Board Certified” program for teachers planning to pursue National Board Certification. Tara Patterson ’17 Ed.D. and Jenn Hatch Knight are leading the program, designed to support the district’s goal of teacher leadership development. more...

Rachel Greer Joins Watson’s NC NTSP Team

Rachel Greer joined the Watson College Office of Engagement, Professional Learning and Scholarship in October as an Instructional Coach, a new position created to carry out the mission of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program in the Southeast Region. She brings to the role more than 17 years of experience as a teacher and principal in preschool through high school settings in North Carolina. more...

WCE Alumni Honored as Beginning Teachers of the Year

Denise-Marie Copeland ’20M was named Brunswick County Schools 2021-22 Rookie of the Year and Brooke Bentley ’20 is Beginning Teacher of the Year for Wilkes County Schools. Copeland is a world history teacher at The COAST and Bentley is a second year teacher at Wilkesboro Elementary. more...

UNCW Alum Joe Oliver, Coral Vita Team Win Earthshot Award

UNCW alum Joe Oliver ’06 and his teammates at Coral Vita have received a $1.3 million Earthshot Prize for their work to revitalize coral reefs. The prestigious global environment award was presented by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October. more...

Kristen Kane Receives NCSTA Science Teacher Award

Kristen Kane has received the 2021 North Carolina Science Teachers Association District 2 Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award. Kane is a biology and chemistry teacher at Duplin Early College High School, and a three-year participant in Youth Programs’ I-40 E.A.S.T. program. The award was presented November 4. more...

WCE Offices Are Renamed

The Watson College Office of Academic and Student Affairs, led by Associate Dean Angela Housand has been renamed the Office of Academic Affairs, Program Support, and Student Success. WCE’s Office of Teacher Education and Outreach, led by Associate Dean Bill Sterrett is now the Office of Engagement, Professional Learning, and Scholarship. The new names were announced in October. more...

Watson College Recognitions

Several WCE faculty members were recently recognized for their research. Donyell Roseboro participated on a panel at NHC’s recent forum on community violence; a project co-directed by Janna Robertson was featured in a documentary at Cucalorus; and Michelle Hafey has been elected Director of District 2 for NCSTA. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other news. more...