New College Foundation honors teacher

New College Foundation honors teacher

The New College Foundation announced that Mrs. Jenny Whittaker was the recipient of the 2021 The Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award.  Whittaker is an adjunct faculty member at Longwood University, teaching math for education majors at New College Institute. Kevin DeKoninck, Executive Director at New College Foundation said, “If I were to draw a word cloud using words attributed to her it would include organized, kind, respectful, enthusiastic, positive, supportive, available, encouraging, tech savvy and patient.  That is quite a list.”   DeKoninck said one recurring theme stood out and it...

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