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2014-2015 Awards & Honors
Gunston Staff Accomplishments
On Dec. 10, 2014, Dr. Michael Crochet, Instructional Technology Coordinator at Gunston, successfully defended his dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from George Mason University. Dr. Crochet earned his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Learning Technology Design Research. His dissertation explored preservice teacher education that connects technology use and historical thinking in the Social Studies classroom.
Ms. Luzdary Chamorro received a 2014 Recognition In Science Education (RISE) award from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST). Ms. Chamorro is being recognized for advancing excellence in science education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The award will be presented at the annual VAST Professional Development Institute in Roanoke in November.
On Aug. 29, 2014, Dr. Shantha Smith, MSRT at Gunston, successfully defended her dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education/Special Education Leadership. Her dissertation looked at High School science students' perspectives of their co-taught experiences. Dr. Smith also was the co-author of a manuscript:
King-Sears, Margaert E., Anne Eichorn Brawand, Melissa C. Jenkins, and Shantha Preston-Smith. "Co-teaching Perspectives from Secondary Science Co-teachers and Their Students with Disabilities." Journal of Science Teacher Education (July 2014): n. pag. Web.
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