The Cato College of Education


Trayvon Martin
July 18, 2017
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin started a national conversation about race and racism that continues. Part of that conversation includes how to talk about these subjects with children. Dr. Hank Harris, professor and chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Counseling, joined a panel on WFAE's "Charlotte Talks" to share his professional and personal reflections on the topic.

Teacher Education Institute
July 6, 2017
The Cato College of Education has taken a step toward its goal of reshaping teacher preparation in the region with the launch of its first Teacher Education Institute. The four-day event focused on improving teacher preparation at the undergraduate level, drawing around 100 key stakeholders daily. Attendees included teacher educators, university supervisors and school-based cooperating K-12 teachers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The group endeavored to set benchmarks and develop advanced coaching skills to support teacher candidates.

Professor Zoi Philippakos
June 29, 2017
Professor Zoi Philippakos has received the 2017 New Graduate Alumni Award from the University of Delaware (UD) College of Education & Human Development. Currently an assistant professor in the UNC Charlotte Department of Reading and Elementary Education, Dr. Philippakos is the inaugural recipient of the award, which recognizes recent graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession. In announcing the award, UD described Philippakos as a “rare scholar” with a firm grounding in both reading and writing research.

UNC Charlotte
June 22, 2017
Faculty members Luke Reinke and Sejal Foxx are recipients of the 2017 Accessibility Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff, presented by the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services. The award is presented in recognition staff or faculty with a strong commitment to accessibility and disability-related issues. Recipients were chosen through student submissions that detailed the nominee’s extraordinary commitment to accessibility.