The College of Education is made up of some of the best faculty, staff, and students
at the University of West Georgia.
We look to celebrate the accomplishments of all who make the College of Education great!
August 2018 Points of Pride
Adam Pullen, COE UTeach program graduate and current physics teacher at The Westminster Schools, is the 2018 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year for his local coalition. The award recognizes teachers who are bringing their love of physics to a whole new generation, encouraging higher enrollments, supporting extracurricular activities, and actively participating in both the physics and physics education communities.
Dr. Danilo Baylen received the Distinguished International Service in Educational Communications and Technology award from the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT). The award is given in recognition of outstanding and continuous contributions to the field of educational communications and technology and dedication and involvement to the International Division and AECT at large.
Dr. Jill Drake, the current Department Chair for Early Childhood through Secondary Education, has been recently selected to be the new Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs! Dr. Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott has been appointed to be the interim Department Chair for Early Childhood through Secondary Education.
The College of Education, for the second year in a row, has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for our first rate programs and recognized professional accreditations in the field of education.
Dr. Lara Willox, Department Chair for Educational Technology and Foundations, was selected as one the Fall 2018 UWG Center for Diversity & Inclusion Resident Scholars. She will collaborate with other UWG Faculty to deliver unconscious bias training for the campus and community.
COE Speech-Language Pathology student and National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association President (NSSLHA), Kevante Drew, has been selected for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Minority Student Leader Program. This opportunity will allow Drew to grow as a leader and open amazing networking opportunities.
The COE's Master of Education in Early Childhood Education has been ranked as one of the best online programs by TheBestSchools.org.
June/July 2018 Points of Pride
Dr. Jill Drake, Department Chair for Early Childhood through Secondary Education, and Dr. Lara Willox, Department Chair for Educational Technology and Foundations, were selected as the new Engage West Fellows. The programs fortifies leadership abilities, broadens exposure to the university as a whole, and provides an opportunity to apply newly developed leadership skills through an experimental project/activity.
Camille Reid, COE Academic Advisor, was selected as one of five mentees for the NACADA, the global community for academic advising, Region 4 Mentoring Program Class for 2018-19. The selection was based on her dedication to moving the advising profession forward, as well as her potential to pursue leadership roles within advising and in NACADA.
The COE Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education (SWP) was selected as the June 2018 Georgia Shape partner of the month, for making strides in preparing future educators to be leaders in developing healthy habits in elementary and secondary education students. Specifically mentioned in the recognition was Dr. Brian Mosier, Department Chair for SWP, and Ms. Jennifer Heidorn, COE Instructor, for their work with Power Up for 30 Physical Activity Specialist Certificate for UWG elementary and secondary education teachers.