Passion and commitment is what you get when you Go West. Just ask Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year John Garner (‘08 ’13).

The Future of History: Alum Named Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year

Passion and commitment is what you get when you Go West. Just ask Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year John Garner ('08 '13). "I love what I do and have a true passion for teaching that was ingrained in me during my days at the University of West Georgia," said College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education alum Garner.

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Mileigh Rabun never imagined she’d work with at-risk youth. Homeschooled in her elementary years, she was taught to avoid them. Then she took Dr. Tom Peterson’s Critical Thinking in Teaching at the University of West Georgia Newnan and a spark was lit that turned into a mighty flame.

A Spark in the Dark: Education Major Helps At-Risk Youth

Mileigh Rabun never imagined she'd work with at-risk youth. Homeschooled in her elementary years, she was taught to avoid them. Then she took Dr. Tom Peterson's Critical Thinking in Teaching at the University of West Georgia Newnan and a spark was lit that turned into a mighty flame.

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Dr. Melissa Johnston doesn’t train your traditional librarian, and she has $387,000 to prove it.

Johnston Books $387,000 Grant: UWG Professor Awarded Funding from Prestigious Program

Dr. Melissa Johnston doesn’t train your traditional librarian, and she has $387,000 to prove it.

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Last year, the University of West Georgia’s Dr. Phyllis Snipes led a committee who dedicated their efforts to creating the School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument (SLEI), a powerful tool for school library media evaluation and advocacy for media specialists. In recognition of her leadership and outstanding service to the library media profession, the Georgia Library Media Association (GMLA) recently awarded her the William E. Patterson Award.

Master of Information: UWG Professor Receives Recognition

Last year, the University of West Georgia's Dr. Phyllis Snipes led a committee who dedicated their efforts to creating the School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument (SLEI), a powerful tool for school library media evaluation and advocacy for media specialists. In recognition of her leadership and outstanding service to the library media profession, the Georgia Library Media Association (GMLA) recently awarded her the William E. Patterson Award.

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Having firsthand experience with mentoring programs for state and regional agencies that do little to help new teachers or local schools, University of West Georgia College of Education doctoral student, Chris Fried, knew there had to be a better way.  As the division of education director at Sitting Bull College (SBC)—a tribal college located on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D.—he began to delve deeper and discovered the lack of programs hit even closer to home.

Helping Native American Educators: Student's Research Targets American Indian Teacher Mentoring

Having firsthand experience with mentoring programs for state and regional agencies that do little to help new teachers or local schools, University of West Georgia College of Education doctoral student, Chris Fried, knew there had to be a better way. As the division of education director at Sitting Bull College (SBC)--a tribal college located on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D.--he began to delve deeper and discovered the lack of programs hit even closer to home.

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