Dr. Olwen Herron Named Superintendent of Williamsburg James City County Public Schools

Dr. Olwen Herron’s ’09 (School of Education) passion for students is making a measurable difference in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools in Virginia. After careful consideration, Herron was selected to serve as superintendent of the Williamsburg James City County Public Schools system. After serving as acting superintendent, she is continuing her work making a …

David Geurin, SOE Adjunct, Named Digital Principal of 2017

A Regent University adjunct professor is receiving national recognition for enabling technology to be a powerful force in his high school. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has named Dr. David Guerin, adjunct professor in the School of Education (SOE) and principal of Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Missouri, a 2017 Digital Principal of …

Virginia State Reading Association Names School of Education Graduate 2017 Reading Teacher of the Year

First-grade teacher Heather Waild ’16 (School of Education) loves reading. Students enjoy the camping adventure theme in her classroom at Portlock Elementary School in Chesapeake, where she encourages them to ‘camp out with a good book’ under a tent. Her students read aloud for every subject she teaches, create their own books, and choose books …

Recognizing Hundreds of Teachers of the Year

With fine dining, live music and an awards presentation, Regent University’s School of Education (SOE) honored Teachers of the Year from southeastern Virginia on Friday, September 23. The 18th annual Salute to Teachers brought principals and teachers to Regent’s campus for an evening of recognition and appreciation. “Teachers can get so hung up in the …

A Unique Office with an Original Name

A unique office with an original title, the “Center for Student Happiness” (CSH) is on a mission to support students with specialized services that sets Regent apart. “I’ve never heard of any other place called the Center for Student Happiness,” said Dr. Joseph Umidi, executive vice president of Student Life. “People kind of laugh at …

More Than Just a Writing Center

Whether online or on campus, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral, Regent University students looking for academic support have a new resource. The Academic Support Center combines Regent’s existing Writing Center and Math Tutoring Center and houses them together, now just outside of the library. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and …

Recognizing at Residency

School of Education (SOE) doctoral students spend most of their academic program studying online, but once each year, they travel to Regent’s Virginia Beach campus for an academically rigorous week of learning with one another. The 2016 residency took place July 11-15. “It was great to finally see faces and put them with names that …

Spreading STEM

Hands-on experiments and the scientific method opened the hearts and minds of elementary school students to the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Regent University’s School of Education (SOE) sponsored its yearly STEM camp for third, fourth and fifth graders the week of June 27, 2016. Volunteers from Virginia Beach City Public Schools …

From Teacher to Principal Making a Difference in Colombia

Sarah Trussell’s ’16 (School of Education) journey to becoming elementary principal of a PK-12 school in Colombia began with a passion to do mission work abroad. After working in a school in Africa, she found an opportunity to fulfill her dream of working in a Spanish-speaking country, Colombia. As a pre-K teacher, she’s been preparing …

Principal Stephanie Iszard Pays it Forward

As a child waking up at 4 a.m. during the summer to pick peppers to help support her family, Stephanie Iszard ’10 (School of Education) never imagined she’d ever become a school principal, let alone someone who would be thanked for inspiring others to succeed. God provided resources and voices of encouragement though, and through …

 

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