Lindenwood University has named Dr. Anthony Scheffler dean of the School of Education on its St. Charles, Mo., campus. Scheffler, who has worked in higher education for nearly 30 years, was selected after an extensive national search.
Renowned school and career counseling educator Dr. Norm Gysbers will make a free public appearance at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Lindenwood University’s Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall.
Lindenwood University Associate Professor and School Counseling Program Chair Dr. Sarah Patterson-Mills played a key role in crafting legislation that finally put an end to a two-year school funding crisis in the State of Illinois. The State General Assembly in August passed a bill which would reformulate the way Illinois schools from kindergarten through high school are funded. The proposed new formula includes language requiring higher thresholds of staffing of guidance counselors, which was based on a white paper largely written by Patterson-Mills.
This spring, the Lindenwood University School of Education conducted its first study abroad trip, an 11-day exploration of the religious, historical, political, and socio-economic factors affecting education in Ireland, Wales, and England.
Lindenwood University is now the home of a new center dedicated to supporting graduate student research. The Future Institute Research Center, a branch of Future Institute Concept Schools, is closely aligned with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership at Lindenwood.
Lindenwood University’s School of Education will hold the first meeting of its reorganized 2016-2017 Teacher Education Advisory Panel at 5:30 p.m. on April 18 in the university’s Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room, located in the Spellmann Campus Center on the St. Charles campus.
Lindenwood University’s School of Education has been ranked 19th in the country for its Educational Leadership program by Teacher.org, an organization that serves as a resource for teachers and those interested in the teaching profession.
Lindenwood University’s teacher education programs in the School of Education have been accredited by the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Lindenwood is among the first institutions to be accredited by the new national educator preparation accreditation agency.
The Lindenwood University School of Education has met every Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standard in Missouri’s required Annual Performance Report for Education Preparation Programs, paving the way for continuous state accreditation.
Rachel Morgan, a graduate student in the Lindenwood University School of Education, has written a children’s book, Building Forever Friendship: Strategies to Help Your Friend with Autism or Other Special Needs at School, which was recently featured on KMOV Channel 4’s Great Day in St. Louis program.