Life@WilmU

Training Today's Educators to Prepare Tomorrow's Teachers

The next generation of public school teachers depends on the quality — and the availability — of mentor teachers who will show them the way. Wilmington University (WilmU) has joined two local school districts, three other teaching colleges, and the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) in an effort to ensure that today’s student teachers have role models to follow as they enter and…
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Mentoring the Teachers of Tomorrow

Wilmington University is part of a new state collaborative that will develop and pilot an approach to recruiting, selecting, training and retaining highly effective mentor teachers who will help to prepare future educators. Participants include two Delaware school…
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Wilmington University Leads Delaware Team in National Study of Teacher Certification Requirements

Delaware will join a national consortium to study how teacher certification and licensure requirements can better attract teacher candidates. Wilmington University has been designated to lead the Delaware team, with Dr. Michele Brewer, Chair of the Office of Technology, Assessment, and Compliance in the University’s College of Education as the state team’s chairperson. “Everyone involved in…
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A New Adjunct Coordinator in the College of Education

Dr. Heather Horowitz is now the adjunct program coordinator for the M.Ed. in Higher Education, a degree program first offered in 2019. She was a member of the team of five Wilmington University doctoral students who worked with Dr. Nina Buchanan, chair of the Higher…
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Alumna Brings Experience as Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Palmer, a longtime educator and administrator who earned her doctorate at Wilmington University, has returned as an adjunct graduate program coordinator in the College of Education. She earned her EdD in Education Leadership and Innovation in 2012, when she also…
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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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