Dr. Autumn Dodge, assistant professor in the Lynchburg College School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, was part of a team of 28 literacy experts from across the United States that helped write, Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017.
For Sykethia Findley ’19, who goes by the nickname “Keke,” going to South Korea was a dream come true. “Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, ever since I found out what ‘study abroad’ meant,” Findley wrote in an application to the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, who awarded her a $2,000 Experiential Learning Scholarship for the trip.
Lynchburg College will revamp its teacher education programs by the fall of 2019, becoming the first higher education institution in the country to integrate a mentor/coaching model championed by the New Teacher Center of Santa Cruz, Calif. The Jessie Ball DuPont fund recently awarded an $86,500 grant to the Lynchburg College School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling to help redesign the teacher preparation programs and integrate evidence-based practices using the New Teacher Center model.