Academic Digest

Serving the Educational Community 

Faculty and staff in the College of Education are sharing their time and expertise to benefit the educational community throughout the state. Nina Buchanan, associate professor, was recently named chair of the Wilmington branch of the Scholarship Committee of the American Association of University Women. The committee awards scholarships to women in New Castle County attending college programs…
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Once a Student, Now a Mentor

Frank Hanson, who emigrated to the United States from the African nation of Ghana, has been a respected educator in Delaware for 10 years and recently became a mentor to Promise Grant recipients at Wilmington University. In keeping with WilmU’s commitment to accessible…
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College of Education Adds Two

The College of Education is growing, adding two new members to its team. Nicole Garrity is the undergraduate program coordinator. She worked as a school psychologist in San Diego and Wilmington before moving to work in the Sussex County Consortium. Garrity has been teaching at Wilmington University in the undergraduate and graduate programs for the past three years. In her new role, she will be…
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New Pathways in Education Leadership

Candidates for an Ed.D. in Education Leadership now have three new pathways to the doctorate: Teacher Leadership, Building Level Leadership, and District Level Leadership. The new program is modeled after an approach derived from the work of the Carnegie Project on the…
Academic DigestAlumni News

12 WilmU Alumni Among Top 20 Teachers

The State of Delaware has honored 20 District Teachers of the Year, 12 of whom earned degrees at Wilmington University. Each received $2,000 at an award ceremony on Oct. 15 at Dover Downs, where they were congratulated by Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper and state…
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Fast-track Certification for Special Ed Teachers

Via an innovative partnership with Wilmington University, six special education teachers in Appoquinimink School District now have an additional certification in Autism/Severe Disabilities. The fast-track program, designed by Todd Hackett-Slimm, special education program chair at WilmU, featured daily classes for a cohort of classroom teachers. The certification requires the successful completion…
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From WilmU to Top Superintendent

Dr. Carol Birnbohm, chief education officer at Lenape Regional High School District, has been honored as Regional Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Dr. Birnbohm leads a district of four high schools and one alternative…
Magazine

Masters of Education

How five students turned homework into WilmU’s newest graduate degree Masters of Education From left: Dr. Kathi Brown, Marietta Dantonio-Madsen, Dr. Bryan Steinberg,Heather Horowitz, Dr. Nina Buchanan, Dr. John Gray, Christina Asroff, Pamela McGee Learning by doing is key…
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WilmU on the Frontline of Thought in Education

The annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) is the nation’s largest and most prestigious conference for institutions of higher education offering education degrees. Representing Wilmington University were Dr. Rob Rescigno, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. John Gray, Dean of the College of Education, who were among several…
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