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Rachel McBroom Resigns as the Science Education Program Coordinator for Undergraduates (February 2011)

Photo of Rachel McBroomProfessor Rachel McBroom resigned from her position as Science Education Program Coordinator for Undergraduates, effective 13 February 2011. In a farewell letter to the University, McBroom explained that she has accepted a position as an Education Consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and she will serve as a Professional Development Leader for Region 4 (the sandhills and south-central part of the state).  She wrote, “I will have the honor of working with the administrators and educators in the region’s school systems, NCDPI, and other educational partners to ensure that all educators have access to the highest quality professional development in support of improving teaching and learning in our K-12 classrooms.”

Reminiscing about the Science Education Program, McBroom warmly noted the accolades given the program in last year’s report, “The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Learning in North Carolina Public Schools.”  The Program has expanded under her leadership. 

Despite her excitement about taking on new challenges with NCDPI, McBroom writes, “I will miss my interactions with students and colleagues who have shared the goal of preparing the best teachers possible….It is my sincere hope that the Science Education programs at UNCP will continue to grow and build upon the successes of the past.”  She has served as Science Education Program Coordinator for Undergraduates since 2004, when she joined the faculty of the Department of Biology. She will be missed.

Science Education students may direct questions about their degree programs to Drs. Pete Wish and Velinda Woriax.


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