Albert Joins School of Education

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2011 – High Point University recently hired Debbie Albert as clinical assistant professor of education in the university’s School of Education.

Albert, a High Point native, will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the School of Education in the areas of literacy, 21st Century Learning and Classroom Management, as well as supervising student-teacher internships. She will also be the campus sponsor for the student North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators (NCAEE) organization, and will act as liaison in the university partnership with Montlieu Elementary School.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to become a part of High Point University, the institution of higher education that has fed my teaching spirit for many years,” says Albert. “I look forward to the opportunity to give back to the teaching community through the stellar program in the School of Education at High Point.”

Albert, a graduate of HPU, holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a Master of Arts in elementary education with a literacy concentration. She is the two-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award and the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award, amongst other honors.

The $10 million, 31,000 square feet, School of Education will open in August 2012, and will feature Georgian style structure with a grand entry and many prominent windows to provide natural lighting. The two-story building will house the psychology and education departments in technologically advanced classrooms, computer labs and offices. It will also have its own resource center, library and study lounge. The School of Education will be constructed to meet LEED (Land Environment Economics and Development) Certification. This certification is a rating system for “green” buildings developed by the Green Building Environmental Council of the United States (USGBC) and provides certain environmental standards for construction.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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