Print
Achievers & Accolades

UNCW Dean Appointed To State Education Commission

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 12, 2017
Van Dempsey
Van Dempsey, dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education, has been named to a new education commission created by the N.C. General Assembly during the 2017 legislative session. 

Dempsey is one of 16 individuals from the educational community appointed to serve on the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, according to a news release from UNCW.

The commission, formed through Senate Bill 599, will make recommendations to the State Board of Education on all aspects of teacher preparation, licensure, continuing education and standards of conduct, officials said in the release.

Senate Bill 599 was sponsored by Sen. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake), who announced the appointments in a news release on Aug. 4.

“It is an honor to be named to the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, and to have the opportunity to represent the Watson College and our Professional Development System partners in this work,” Dempsey said.

“It is also an honor to serve on the commission with outstanding colleagues in the education profession across North Carolina. We have a critical challenge to do important work for our state, and to provide collaborative leadership to ensure that we have well-educated, professionally supported educators who create great learning opportunities for children. I look forward to doing that work, and engaging the Watson College in making sure the best ideas, creativity and professional talent of our colleagues inform our decisions and recommendations as a commission,” he added.

Dempsey was appointed to the commission by the N.C. House. He joins K-12 teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents as well as deans of colleges of education around the state. The legislation states that the purpose of the commission is to “involve stakeholders in establishing high standards for North Carolina educators,” officials said.

Dempsey has served as the dean of UNCW's Watson College of Education since 2015.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Geofflosee300x300 10221511305

Got Flood Insurance? Get That Proof of Loss Form in Quickly!

Geoffrey Losee - Rountree Losee LLP
Dave hoff heashot 300x300

Individual Assessments: People Decisions Driven by Science

Dave Hoff - EASI Consult
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

Please and Thank You Go a Long Way

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Trending News

Pender County To Get Another Distribution Firm

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 13, 2018

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

Jessica Maurer - Dec 14, 2018

Why This House Coming To Marsdon Avenue Is Unique

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 7: Vertex Railcar Reaches End Of The Line

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 9: GE Power Split Includes GE Hitachi

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 14, 2018

In The Current Issue

Downtown Still In Demand, Despite Vacancies

Real estate professionals say empty storefronts along Front Street and elsewhere in downtown Wilmington aren’t indicative of a declining mar...


Storm Still Hitting Beach Bookings

With the 2018 holiday season in full swing, nearly a third of Wrightsville Beach’s hotel rooms remain unavailable for booking because of dam...


Top Stories No. 8: Voters Usher In Party Change

2018 Year in Review: November election results left the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners with a Democratic majority, which has not...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes