On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Western Kentucky University recognized several faculty members across campus, including honorees from the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, at the annual Faculty Awards Reception in the WKU Faculty House. Each year, select faculty members from each college are recognized in the areas of teaching, research and creativity, public service, student advisement, and part-time teaching. The following faculty members from CEBS were chosen and honored this year:
Mr. Rico Tyler (School of Teacher Education) – Teaching Award Dr. Monica Burke (Counseling and Student Affairs) – Research/Creativity Award Dr. Susan Keesey (School of Teacher Education) – Public Service Award Dr. Pitt Derryberry (Psychology) – Student Advisement Award Ms. Juanita Cole (School of Teacher Education) – Part-Time Teaching Award
The institutions join more than 80 current schools of education in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pre K-20 education and the organizations that support it. CPED institution members and their faculty engage in a model of professional development to learn from and with each other the best ways to design professional preparation.
“Although I believe our current program aligns to the ‘spirit’ of many of the guiding principles and design-concepts of CPED, I look forward to the opportunity to learn about models of excellence within CPED by which to evaluate and improve our program,” said Tony Norman, Director of WKU’s Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.
Providing essential leadership and representation at CPED meetings will be Sam Evans, Dean of the College Education and Behavioral Sciences; Margie DeSander, Chair of the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research; and Dr. Norman, who serves as Principal Investigator.
“WKU being selected to join the CPED Consortium could not have come at a better time for our Educational Leadership Doctoral Program,” Dr. Norman said.