Teachers at North Elementary School in Morgantown recently attended professional development courses at Fairmont State University, including a grant writing course in which teachers researched and wrote grants for projects at their schools.
The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts has awarded a $107,000 grant to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., on behalf of Fairmont State University’s Professional Development School Partnership.
Faculty members from Fairmont State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance and the Department of Athletics joined Jayenne Elementary School for its celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on March 6. The visitors read a Dr. Seuss book to a class at the school. Jayenne Elementary School is a member of the FSU Professional Development Schools Partnership. Standing from left to right are Andy Neptune, Gary Price, Diane Burnside, Barbara Owens, Dr.
A partnership at Fairmont State University that began with three schools in Marion County expanded to include 40 schools in six counties and continues to grow. The Professional Development Schools (PDS) Partnership today includes schools in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor and Wetzel counties.
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.