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2013 News and Events

MISTER Studies in Greece

Alex cropped smaller Alexander Morton touring the ruins of Epidaurus.

Mr. Alexander Morton recently studied the military history of Greece from antiquity throughout World War II during the 2013 intersession. As part of the HIST 484 course, Alex toured Sparta, Thermopylae, Athens, Delphi Pylos, Marathon, Salamis, Lepanto Mycenae, Thessaloniki and Macedonia.  The class also toured the warships Olympias and Averof. Mr. Morton is a junior studying history secondary education and has been with the Call Me MISTER program since 2011.


MISTERS Present to Louisa Teacher Cadet Program

 On November 22, 2013,  Cainan Townsend (left) and Jalen Jackson (right) provided an overview of Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program to ten Teacher Cadet students from Louisa County Public Schools. Mr. Townsend is a junior studying to become certified to teach elementary and middle school students.  He has been in the Call Me MISTER program since 2009. Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Louisa County Schools and is currently a sophomore studying to become certified to teach elementary students.  He has been in the Call Me MISTER program since 2012.


MISTERS Participate in Mary Futrell Lecture

Delano Green and Dr. Mary Futrell On September 13, 2013, Dr. Mary Futrell of George Washington University   delivered the address America’s Children and their Families: Education and Human Services Providing the Safety Net" to over 150 students and faculty.  She encouraged students to become the one teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the children they teach.  Dr. Futrell infused her lively address with personal reflections and thought-provoking illustrations.

Dr. Futrell is an internationally known educator and former president of the National Education Association (NEA), is Dean of The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GW/GSEHD) in Washington, D.C. Dean Futrell is a professor of education policy and administration as well as the director of the Institute for Curriculum, Standards, and Technology.  In addition to her unprecedented six-year term leading the NEA, Futrell is the president of Education International, which represents 23 million educators worldwide. She is a former president of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession and was a senior consultant for Quality Education for Minorities Network. Futrell has served on the boards of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Kettering Foundation, and the Institute for Educational Leadership. In 2004, she joined the Board of Advisors of Teachers Support Network.

 Mr. Delano Green served as the Master of Ceremonies during the event.  He is a School, Community and Counseling graduate student and has been with the Call Me MISTER program since 2012.

 Jalen Jackson and Dr. Mary Futrell

  During the event, Dr. Futrell illustrated an example with Jalen Jackson.  Mr. Jackson is a sophomore studying to be an elementary teacher and has been with the Call Me MISTER program since 2012. 


Maurice Carter- “Advancing the Dream” Honor

Carter CNBC

MSNBC launched "Advancing The Dream" with Reverend Al Sharpton in July 2013, and since then has received over 6000 moving submissions from community members who are making a difference. Of those submissions, five educators were selected to participate in a special MSNBC web event on September 6.

Mr. Maurice Carter, director of Longwood’s "Call Me MISTER" program was selected to participate. Follow the link below to join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin as he chats with Maurice and other educators across the country who are embracing the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream in their daily lives. http://on.msnbc.com/1653i8F #advancingthedream