Dynamic Teaching Duo Teresa Do and Makayla Dockery Bonded as Student Teachers

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Education majors Teresa Do and Makayla Dockery were raised on opposite sides of the country, but they discovered common ground and forged a fast friendship as student teachers at Harris Road Middle School. Now they will begin their careers together. Do, a native of Santa Clara, California, and Dockery, from Norwood, North Carolina, were acquainted […]

Leading in Literacy

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Details are like flowers to our tree,” explains UNC Charlotte senior Caitlin McGennis to a class of third graders. For emphasis, she glides her arms open. Smiling students are sitting in front of McGennis at Berewick Elementary School, located in south Charlotte. Curiosity and enthusiasm, characteristic of great elementary school classrooms, simmer. But there is […]

Daniel Maxwell Earns Statewide Higher Education Professional to Watch Award

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The Cato College of Education’s (CCOED) Daniel Maxwell is the recipient of the 2024 Higher Education Professional to Watch Award from the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education.  Maxwell is a lecturer and university supervisor in the Office of School and Community Partnerships (OSCP) and the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education. As […]

Dr. Angela Preston to Lead UNC Charlotte’s Mebane Early Literacy Center

The Cato College of Education welcomes Dr. Angela Preston to UNC Charlotte as the director of the Mebane Early Literacy Center. Preston began her career as a special educator in the North Carolina public school system and is dedicated to advancing the field of early literacy through forward-thinking teacher preparation. Preston’s career progressed from teaching […]

In demand: Preparing counselors for schools and clinical settings

Throughout April, which is National Counseling Awareness Month, UNC Charlotte and the Cato College of Education recognize the graduate students preparing to enter the profession. At the same time, the University salutes the faculty members guiding them; with varied experience and expertise, most are current or formerly practicing counselors. In an environment that offers a […]

University remembers pioneering educator Bertha Maxwell-Roddey

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Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, Ph.D., founding director of the University’s Africana Studies Department, died March 21 at the age of 93. Maxwell-Roddey joined UNC Charlotte’s College of Human Development (now Cato College of Education) in 1970. The educational pioneer was among the first Black principals to lead a white elementary school in Charlotte. The next year, she […]

Professor Mark D’Amico Leads Session at U.S. Department of Education Summit on Community College Transition

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Cato College of Education Professor Mark D’Amico is continuing his national leadership in improving the community college-to-university transition following a student transfer summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. The summit, a pivotal component of the “Raise the Bar: Attaining College Excellence and Equity” initiative, convened 200 higher education leaders at Northern Virginia Community […]

Literacy and Neuroscience Researcher Kelly B. Cartwright Named Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy

The Cato College of Education has named Dr. Kelly B. Cartwright the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy.  The first to hold the position, Cartwright previously served as Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Teacher Preparation at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and directed the Reading, Executive Function, And Development Lab (READLab), while contrbuting to […]

Professor Clare Merlin-Knoblich Named Counselor Educator of the Year by NC School Counselor Association

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UNC Charlotte counseling professor Clare Merlin-Knoblich has been named Counselor Educator of the Year by the North Carolina School Counselor Association (NCSCA). The award recognizes Merlin-Knoblich’s outstanding contributions to the field of school counseling. She joins UNC Charlotte counseling Professors Sejal Foxx and Taryne Mingo, who earned the award in 2015 and 2020, respectively, in […]

“An Evening with Harvey Gantt, Business and Civil Rights Leader and Charlotte’s first Black Mayor,” headlines Niner Nation King Week 2024

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On Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m., UNC Charlotte will welcome distinguished Charlotte architect, civil rights leader and public servant Harvey B. Gantt as its featured guest for Niner Nation King Week’s signature event.  During “An Evening with Harvey Gantt, Civil Rights Leader and Charlotte’s First Black Mayor,” Gantt will discuss in a […]