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Southeastern announces hiring of Student Support Services, Project Teach directors

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced two recent hirings:  Dave Harbin as Director of TRIO: Student Support Services (SSS), and Darla Ellett as the Director of Project: TEACH, a Student Support Services, Teacher Preparation program.

Harbin has served as an academic counselor in the SSS program at Southeastern since 2015, assisting students in the areas of academic advising, career exploration, financial literacy, and graduate school preparation. The SSS program at Southeastern serves students who are first-generation, economically disadvantaged and/or who have a disability.

Harbin is a graduate of the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance Programs (ODSA) Emerging Leaders Institute (2015) and has served as the organization’s Public Relations Coordinator (2016-2017). He continues to be a member of ODSA and is also an active member of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs.

Harbin earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Strategic Communication & Psychology and a Master of Education at Southeastern.

He is a Caddo, Oklahoma native, and graduate of Caddo High School.

Project: TEACH is a U.S.  Department of Education grant in the TRIO family of grants which provides services to first-generation students and students with limited income or disabilities. These services include academic advisement, tutoring, financial literacy, financial aid assistance, and support in requirements specific to Education majors, such as certification exams, professional portfolios, and technology training.

In her role as director, Ellett promotes professional development to program participants. She has worked with the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board, Johnson Space Center’s Education Resource Center, the Ron Clark Academy, Oklahoma Autism Network, and others to allow the pre-services teachers in Project: TEACH to attend workshops, conferences, and trainings designed specifically for in-service educators and professionals.

Prior to being named director, Ellett served as Coordinator of Project: TEACH for more than four years, bringing more than 18 years of teaching experience to this program. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education at East Central and a Master of Arts in Administration and Educational Leadership at Southern Nazarene University. While teaching, she held a National Board Certification in Mathematics Education. Ellett has served on Item Review Committees and a Standards Steering Committee for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

She is an active member of the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance and the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs.

Teach Like A Rock Star

projectteachjpgDURANT, Okla. – Hal Bowman conducts the educational workshop, “Teach Like A Rock Star’’ Thursday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Bowman has spent more than 20 years pursuing what drives student achievement and is the author of several books.  The workshop was sponsored by Southeastern’s Project Teach, which is a Student Support Services TRIO  program that is designed to enhance teacher preparation K-12. It is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Hal Bowman to present “Teach Like A Rock Star’’ workshop on Aug. 24

_halbowman (3)DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Project Teach will sponsor an educational workshop, “Teach Like A Rock Star,” on Thursday, August 24 in the Magnolia Ballroom.

The workshop will be held in the Magnolia Ballroom from 12:30-3 p.m. and there is no admission charge. The public is invited to attend, but there is limited seating.

Hal Bowman, author of “A Grade Above,” “A Step Ahead,” and “Teach Like A Rock Star,” will conduct the workshop, which will be highly informative for education majors.

Bowman has spent more than 20 years pursuing what drives student achievement. The workshop reflects the profound educational and personal impact teachers have on students’ lives. It is research-based, results-driven and offers powerful tools, strategies, resources and an extraordinary learning environment.

           Project Teach is a Student Support Services TRIO  program that is designed to enhance teacher preparation k-12. It is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Project TEACH orientation set for March 22

Project TEACH orientation set for March 22

Press Release Date: 3-11-2011

DURANT, Okla. – An orientation session for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Project TEACH program will be held Tuesday, March 22, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union (#213).

Project TEACH (Training Educators to Accept the Challenge) is a Student Support Services program specifically designed to enhance Teacher Preparation for K-12 education majors. This new and innovative program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $220,000 annually, is one of 81 Project TEACH programs in the nation and the only one of its kind in Oklahoma.

The mission of this program is to provide academic and student support to increase 140 eligible education majors’ retention, academic success, and graduation rates. Services include development of personalized education plans, tutoring, academic advisement, workshops, personal counseling, supplemental instruction, cultural activities and diversity training, certification test study sessions, and mentoring and internships.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Rozanna May, Director of Project TEACH, at 580-745-3226 rmay@SE.edu, Leslie Collins, Administrative Assistant, at 580-745-3304, lcollins@SE.edu or Cathryn Harmon, M.Ed., Coordinator, at 580-745-3306 charmon@SE.edu.