With a long history of producing high-quality teachers and education leaders for West Virginia, the region and beyond, the Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance once again has proven its commitment to the highest academic standards.
A partnership between Fairmont State University and Marion County Schools has brought two public school teachers to campus while providing new opportunities for graduate students.
Through the Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership originated in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, two area classrooms at Fairview Middle and Whitehall Elementary benefited from firsts.
While a college education is undeniably a valuable investment, paying for college can be challenging for most families. Fairmont State University, which delivers high quality academic programs at an affordable cost, continues to meet students' needs for financial aid and to provide a unique learning environment close to home in North Central West Virginia.
When it was time for the first home FSU football game, Black Student Union members wanted to be the first make their mark for the Community Engagement Initiative. In fact, “Make Your Mark” is the theme this year for the student organization.
Dr. Maria Rose, Fairmont State University Interim President, and Dr. Barbara Owens, Director of the Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership, hosted a congratulatory reception to honor Gary Price, newly appointed superintendent of Marion County Schools on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Shaw House on the main FSU campus.
Fairmont State University has been awarded a Diversity through Equity Grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to build and support diversity initiatives for students, faculty, staff and the broader Fairmont community.
Imagine a high school with no bells, yet students are engaged and on task. Imagine students taking initiative and responsibility for their own education while working and learning collaboratively in a team environment. Imagine teaching and learning that directly relates to real-world business, industry, and professional careers. Imagine high schools where students learn to be engaged, responsible citizens of their local community.
For teachers and students in a New Tech High School, this may be a reality.