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Wilmington University Graduates Receive Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Delaware teachers Brandi Luloff and Leona Williams honored for excellence in STEM education Leona Williams On Feb. 8, 2022, The White House announced the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, two of which are Wilmington University alumnae: Brandi Luloff, instructional coach and mathematics teacher at Townsend Elementary School (Appoquinimink…
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Rookie Teacher of the Year Cheers on Students

Victoria Grable was a standout as an Elementary Education student at Wilmington University, graduating summa cum laude in 2018. She also was an energetic cheerleader on WilmU’s award-winning squad. Her clinical studies team—Tyler Wells, Theresa Carter, Keira Potter and…

WilmU Honored for Excellence in Teacher Preparation

Accreditation group cites continuous improvement and diversity Wilmington University has been named one of the top teaching schools in the country by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which evaluates the performance of more than 700 teacher…
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Ed.D. Grad Takes Innovation to Corrections

You might not think that schools and prisons share management strategies. Both institutions, however, focus on the development of large groups of people, and both of their populations can benefit from innovation. Just ask Maj. Kimberly Hughey, who was appointed deputy warden of the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle in March, shortly after she’d earned a Doctor of Education…
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Rethinking What It Takes to Teach

An assistant professor from Wilmington University’s College of Education is leading a team ofDelaware teachers and school officials as part of a national effort to examine the entry requirements for education degrees and the teaching profession. Early this year, the…

Expanding Teachers’ Abilities

Dr. Todd Hackett-Slimm Special education teachers are in demand nationwide. Over the past year, one local school district’s collaboration with Wilmington University helped it fill this critical need with qualified staff. “In order to accommodate more learners with…

A Former Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Journey to an Ed.D.

Sonya Lawrence Beginning with a paper route as a teenager in her hometown of Amityville, New York (yes, that Amityville), Sonya Lawrence has held various jobs during a successful and still burgeoning career. As she recounts them during an interview for this story, it suddenly strikes her: “It seems like every one I ever went to was the greatest job ever.” Perhaps it wasn’t the job itself…
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Yearlong Teaching Residents Go to the Front of the Class

Delaware’s new law supporting Yearlong Teacher Residency Programs allows yearlong teacher interns across the state to receive a stipend of up to $25,000 for their work in partner school districts. Wilmington University’s year-long residency option, an immersive…
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Future Teacher Earns WilmU Scholarship

A full scholarship to Wilmington University and its College of Education marks the next step in Angelie Ross-Jimenez’s journey toward becoming an elementary school teacher in the Appoquinimink School District, where she learned to love teaching. At Appoquinimink High…
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Future Teacher Meets U.S. Secretary of Education

In her Practicum II program, Camrynn McTeer is preparing for a future as an elementary school teacher. During a recent day in the classroom, however, she also got to meet and have a conversation with the nation’s highest-ranking education official. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited the Laurel (Delaware) School District earlier this year. As part of his tour, he spent time at…
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