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 …

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 …

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 …

New Career Leads to New Music Opportunities for Special Needs Students

Teresa Habib, ‘15 (School of Education), says music bridges a communication gap for students who face learning difficulties. She completed Regent University’s School of Education’s Career Switchers program to become a music teacher in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Now’s she teaming up with friends to make music more accessible to students with special …

New STEM Certificate Empowers Educators to Enhance their Classes

Demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals is projected to grow heavily, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates 9 million STEM-related jobs will be created over the next eight years. Regent University recognizes this trend and is providing a way for teachers to bring STEM education into their classrooms with a …

Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Student and Teacher Perceptions on Student Motivation and the Teacher-Student Relationship

An Exploratory Study on Student and Teacher Perceptions on Student Motivation and the Teacher-Student Relationship By Angela Buckler Abstract Student motivation is a strong contributing factor to student success in the classroom and is significantly impacted by the teacher–student relationship. To further the understanding of these concepts, this study utilized interviews, the Motivational Development Inventory …

Dissertation: Validating a Safety Culture Instrument

Validating a Safety Culture Instrument By Wendy L. Harris Abstract This report details an evaluation of the validity and reliability of an existing framework that was used as a survey instrument to help individuals assess their group’s safety culture maturity. The study begins by outlining the issue of occupational incidents and their impacts to society …

Dissertation: Faith and Christian College Operations: Understanding and Managing The Influences That Topple Christian Colleges

Faith and Christian College Operations: Understanding and Managing the Influences that Topple Christian Colleges By Brian H. Crouse Abstract Countless authors, theologians, and Christian educators have weighed in regarding the secularization of American higher education. Through nearly 380 years of historical examples, Christian mottos, missions, and reputations were once at the heart of American higher …

 

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