Trevecca Nazarene University

School of Education news

Trevecca’s SOE faculty are serving their community and working with national organizations.
  • Karen Lea and Richard Parrott will present a workshop titled "Attitudes About Multicultural Issues and Education: A Comparison of Candidates, Teachers, Administrators, and Staff" at the national conference AACTE, American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, in Atlanta in February 2010.
  • Esther Swink, dean, and Deborah Baruzzini, EdD graduate, Trevecca adjunct, and HR specialist at Belmont University, are invited presenters to the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Traverse City, Michigan. In September, they will co-present strategies for engaging graduate students actively in learning.
  • Richard Moore conducted an in-service on school law for approximately 100 teachers at Dickson Middle School on July 28.
  • Stella Simpson and Alice Patterson conducted training sessions for the State Department of Education’s New Teacher Induction program during June 2009 for over 100 teachers from across the state of Tennessee.
  • Judy Bivens and Karen Lea are charter members of the board for Knowledge Learning Academies.
  • Judy Bivens is the new chairperson of the NCATE/ALA/AASL Coordinating Committee. This committee works with NCATE, (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), ALA (American Library Association), and AASL (American Association of School Librarians) to structure standards for nationally recognized school library media specialist preparation programs, to assist programs as they prepare their program reports, and to train reviewers to review those programs.
  • Esther Swink has been appointed by director of Metro Schools, Jesse Register, to the Human Capital Transformational Leadership Group.
  • During summer 2009, Esther Swink was elected to the executive committee, representing higher education, for Nazarene Educators Worldwide.
  • St. Joseph's school in Knoxville, TN is partnering with the School of Education. Karen Lea will conduct staff in-services once a month on Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum for the 2009 - 2010 academic year.