School of Education Alumni and Students

Transforming Education One Student At a Time

We hear it all the time from school administrators, principals and other employers when they see Regent University on a resume. "There's something special about a Regent University grad." It's true. Regent's School of Education (SOE) graduates are passionate, principled and proactive in their professions. From over 630 Teachers of the Year in the Hampton Roads area alone to other award-winning educators and respected instructors, Regent graduates demonstrate the virtues of a values-based education.

Today, in a range of settings across the country, you will find Regent-educated professionals serving as educators, key decision makers and respected voices in research and scholarship.

Chonita Walker, M.Ed.

Chonita Walker, M.Ed. '10
Reading Specialist

"Regent University paved the way for my teaching career. My career has evolved over a short period of time because of my faith and the teacher preparation programs at Regent." Read more>>

Catherine Webb, Autism Certificate

Catherine Webb, Autism Certificate '04
2010 Virginia Teacher of the Year

"The principles and strategies I learned while earning my post-graduate certificate at Regent are still the benchmark standards I use today."
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Gary Maestas, Ed.D.

Gary Maestas, Ed.D. '09
Superintendent Plymouth Public Schools

"Regent constantly broadened our horizons. They created a very sound program that's flexible but with no compromise in academic rigor. This program is everything I wanted." Read more>>

Beth Lambert, Career Switcher

Beth Lambert, Career Switcher '10
Most Inspirational First Year Teacher

Beth Lambert, the first female United States Navy Command Master Chief, knows the value of principled leadership. When she retired from the Navy in 2008, she chose Regent's Career Switcher Program to prepare her for a new career in teaching.

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D.

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D. '08
2006 National Principal of the Year

"There's an atmosphere of excellence at Regent. They expect great things of their students, and they're willing to put themselves out there to help you reach your potential." Read more>>

Randy Brunk, M.Ed.

Randy Brunk, M.Ed. '89
Headmaster of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

"Looking back ... I can take almost every single facet of my daily work and tie it to my training at Regent." Read more>>

Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D.

Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D. '05
2009 Virginia FCS Teacher of the Year

"A Regent education will open up doors for you. It certainly has for me."
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Additional Leaders & Award-winners

  • Director of DANTES
  • 2012 National Outstanding Principal of the Year
  • 2012 Milken Educator Award Winner
  • 2006 History Teacher of the Year for Virginia
  • 2005 National School Board Association Black Caucus's Educational Leadership Award
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