College of Education
Advisory Council


College of Education Advisory Council Underway

If you felt the walls of Memorial Hall vibrate on October 14th, it was from the energy displayed by a group of CoE faculty and alumni. Throughout the day, this group, joined by members of the JMU Office of Development, worked on planning a College of Education Advisory Council. During the morning, the group reflected on the strength of the college’s long history for producing exemplary educators and explored some of the challenges inherent in preparing teachers and leaders for the 21st century. Reaching out beyond the walls of Memorial Hall, faculty and student presentations highlighted projects happening in the community, the state and internationally.  An afternoon brainstorming session resulted in an extensive list of ways an advisory council could support the work of the college. Next Steps? --A follow-up meeting in spring 2012.



Dr. Gay Ivey

Dr Gay Ivey describes her collaborative work on literacy engagement studies with middle school students in Waynesboro City Schools.



Dr. Diane Foucar SzockiChevron Moore

Dr. Diane Foucar Szocki, and Chervon Moore, who serves as a Class of 2013 mentor and is an Adult Education,Human Resource Development 2nd year graduate student share information on The Class of 2012 Mentoring Program: Bridging the gap between high school and college for underrepresented students.


Dr. Kyle Schultz

Dr. Kyle Schultz discusses his work on supporting high school mathematics teachers to use open-ended tasks in preparing their students for The new Virginia Standards of Learning assessments.


Dr. Alison Kretlow

Dr. Alison Kretlow, faculty member in Exceptional Education Department, shares the results of her projects on developing sustainable supports for early reading intervention in Augusta County and Warren County Schools.


Captain Andrew Ware, Cadet Terrence Hoover, Cadet Evan Bruccoleri

Captain Andrew Ware, Cadet Terrence Hoover, and Cadet Evan Bruccoleri explain the JMU Army ROTC education opportunities and cadet leadership development.


Jenn Bailey

Senior  Jenn Bailey, a TEACH ambassador,  tells the group about the student organization’s book drive to help replenish the library of the burned out Meadows of Dan Elementary School.