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2
Jul
2019

Graduate Assistant to Support CEHS

2019-2020
Summer, Fall & Spring

Working with the CEHS Associate Dean to support programs within the college. Assistance in communication with K-12 school partners in Region VIII and throughout the Commonwealth regarding recruiting initiatives and professional development opportunities for regional teachers and other education professionals. Other tasks as assigned.

If you have questions, contact Dr. David Locascio, locasciod@longwood.edu, 434.395.2609

Full-Time Academic Assistant Position, Fall & Spring
Part-Time Academic Assistant Position, Summer 2019
College of Education & Human Services
Funding Source: CEHS
Status:  OPEN

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17
Jun
2019

Longwood Recovers Graduate Assistant

2019-2020
Part-Time, Fall, Spring & Summer

This GA will support Longwood Recovers.

This position is open to students with the following qualifications:
1) Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a human services field
2) Enrolled in (or in process) a graduate program at Longwood
3) Demonstrated knowledge of addiction treatment and recovery
4) Excellent communication skills
5) Outstanding ability to conduct outreach to individuals in recovery or considering recovery
6) Strong organizational skills
7) Flexibility in scheduling, with some evening and weekend hours likely 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Kevin Doyle, doyleks@longwood.edu, 434.395.2328

Non-Standard Part-Time Academic Assistant Position
College of Education & Human Services – Counselor Education Program
Funding Source: Longwood Recovers Grant Funds
Status:  OPEN

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1
May
2019

One Teacher’s Journey of Finding Her Niche

Jeannie Pfautz, alumna of our Reading, Literacy, & Learning graduate program, credits Longwood University for helping her find her niche as a reading instructor.

She started her journey teaching English in Uzbekistan with the Peace Corps. After this experience, she realized that she didn’t know much about how to teach students to read.  Then, in 2006, Pfautz started her first job in the United States as a 9th grade English teacher at Powhatan High School.  At the same time, she also started her first class at Longwood University, “Reading in the Content Area.”

Pfautz explains that it was in this first semester at Longwood she learned that she knew how to analyze English literature, but didn’t have a strong idea of how to help students access difficult text.  The class “Reading in the Content Area” was the perfect opportunity to help her learn more techniques to help support her students.  “I remember using nearly everything I learned in that course in my English classes immediately,” Pfautz says. “I quickly learned that students needed to be able to understand the text first before they were able to do more critical thinking, and my Longwood classes helped me to support students in that access of text.”

As a graduate student who was also working full-time at a high school, Pfautz claims that the classes were great both for their usefulness and because they were structured for teachers to take while already teaching.  The structure of Longwood’s masters program made it possible for her to pursue her masters, while also giving her the theoretical knowledge that she needed to implement better practice.  “I can’t imagine having gotten my masters without teaching or teaching without getting my masters.  It worked so well together,” she goes on to explain.

Pfautz graduated from Longwood in 2009 from the Reading, Literacy, & Learning masters program. After she graduated, she immediately headed to the Philippines for two more years in the Peace Corps.  While in the Philippines, she worked with a fantastic co-teacher, Thelma Presbitero.  Presbitero and Pfautz started a reading intervention program at the high school where they worked and later went on to build a reading center that is still operating today.

As a teacher who consistently is striving to better herself for her students, Pfautz recently finished her Ed.D from the University of Virginia. “Starting the program with my masters definitely helped me with foundational knowledge.  At this point I had been a reading specialist for several years, so I had seen a lot of the practical side of things.  Without my masters from Longwood as well as my practical experience, I don’t think I would have been nearly as strong of a candidate.  I was also able to count some of my masters credits towards my Ed.D. coursework.”

Pfautz is often asked her favorite part about teaching reading. What she loves most about this job is the ability to see the progress her students make in reading development every year and to know that this literacy growth will make a positive impact on their lives well after she has had the pleasure of working with them.

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10
Apr
2019

School Librarianship Program: A Shining Star

Judy Deichman, an alumna of our School Librarianship Master of Education program, is truly a shining star.

Deichman is a librarian at Nottoway Middle School who has recently been recognized with the Longwood University Thomas Jefferson Professional Achievement Alumni Award and the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) James Regional Librarian of the Year Award.

“As the James Region Librarian of the Year, she was one of seven regional librarians chosen to represent the Virginia Association of School Librarians,” stated Audrey Church, Professor and Program Director for School Librarianship. “From these seven, a state winner, Virginia’s School Librarian of the Year, will be chosen and named at the November 2019 Annual VAASL Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.”

On top of the high honor of being named the VAASL James Regional Librarian of the Year, Deichman was recognized by Longwood for her achievements and her leadership roles in her profession. The Thomas Jefferson Professional Achievement Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves as significant contributors to their profession and stand above their peers as leaders and role models. Deichman’s proactive approach in her profession has contributed greatly towards her strong leadership role among her peers.

In 2015, Deichman realized that although the library stayed open over summers, some of her students were not able to utilize it due to lack of transportation. Wanting to assure all students had the same opportunity and access to the books, she decided to bring the library to the students. With a donated small bus and a grant to purchase books, Deichman was able to make the Nottoway Book-A-Way Summer Bookmobile. This innovation and proactivity is just one example of the leadership role that Deichman has taken in her profession to improve the local community.

18
Mar
2019

CSD ‘Brings Home The Gold’ at the 2019 SHAV Conference

At SHAV, first-year graduate students present their research projects and compete against other graduate students from CSD programs throughout the state of Virginia. Longwood students, Shannon Graham, Courtney Kaczmarek, Lizzie Llewellyn, and Payton Yates were awarded first place during the research poster presentations. Their award winning research was titled, “Effects of Instruction Method on Competency and Perception of Proloquo2Go.”

In addition to winning first place in research, another Longwood CGPS student received an award. Lucy Wallace, a senior in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, was recognized with the SHAV Outstanding Student Leader Award. “As a Longwood student of the CSD program, I had an array of opportunities and experiences available to me…highlights include serving as an executive officer in the Longwood National Student Speech Language Hearing Associates (NSSLHA) chapter for four years, collaborating with the Farmville Lions Club and Longwood Student Government Association to establish a Longwood Lions chapter, and working with the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Heartland’s annual Christmas Giving Tree program,” Wallace stated. Wallace attributes a large part of her success to the faculty and staff in the Longwood CSD program, stating, “They are committed, passionate, and genuinely interested in preparing students to succeed.”

Dr. Mani Aguilar, Clinical Audiologist at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services, received the State Clinical Achievement Award at the 2019 SHAV Conference. She was recognized for her partnership with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, offering a Technology Assistant Program at Longwood. Longwood now serves as a demonstration site for assistive listening devices for persons with hearing loss. This partnership has generated over 200 patient visits, with the dispensing of such devices as personal amplifiers, visual alert systems, and captioned telephones. “Mani created a support group for persons with hearing loss that has a regular participation of 25 members in each monthly meeting,” stated Dr. Lissa Power-deFur. “The persons with hearing loss in Southside Virginia are so fortunate that she is here.” In response to her recent achievement, Aguilar recognized the amazing support she has received from her department at Longwood. “The award I recently received from SHAV was possible because of our wonderful leader, Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, as well as the efforts of our entire team of faculty, staff, and students!”

11
Mar
2019

Open Positions (Summary)

While you may indicate interest on the application in a specific GA placement, we will create an “applicant pool” which all supervisors may access and review.

Please submit your application (available here) and resume to Katie Manis by email, interoffice mail, or hand-delivery.

Email: 
maniskh@longwood.edu

Interoffice mail/delivery: 
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
East Ruffner
Office #140

Open Positions (Summary)
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Longwood Recovers
Graduate Assistant for CEHS
11
Mar
2019

School Librarianship – Spring & Summer 2020

2019-2020
Full-Time, Spring & Summer 2020 only 

  • Provide instructional assistance for both hybrid and online courses
  • Conduct research needed for course content and professional scholarship
  • Track emerging trends and issues in the field
  • Provide assistance in preparing for the Summer Literacy Institute

For full job description, contact Dr. Audrey Church, churchap@longwood.edu, 434.395.2682

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
College of Education & Human Services – School Librarianship
Funding Source:  CGPS
Status:  FILLED

11
Mar
2019

Continuing Education & Professional Studies Marketing

2019-2020
Part-Time, Fall & Spring

  • Work with the Professional Studies Coordinator and Marketing Specialist to increase enrollment in both credit and non-credit initiatives
  • Assist with Continuing & Professional Studies social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and updates to website content
  • Write spotlight stories and blog posts about students, staff, faculty, and alumni for Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Assist with supporting participants in classes and events including printing and emailing certificates of completion

For full job description, contact Assistant Director of Professional Studies, Brooke Greenbank,  greenbankbl@longwood.edu, 434.395.2140

Standard Part-Time Academic Assistant Position
College of Graduate & Professional Studies – Professional Studies
Funding Source:  Professional Studies
Status:  FILLED

7
Mar
2019

Early Childhood Development Initiative

2019-2020
Full-Time, Fall & Spring

We are looking for a graduate assistant who is interested in early childhood education. The position will support the work of the Early Childhood Development Initiative in: working on grants, developing early childhood curriculum and professional development for teachers, assisting with research projects, and other jobs related to the initiative. The position requires excellent writing skills, good organization and time management, and an attention to detail.

For full job description, contact Dr. Sara Miller, millerse@longwood.edu, 434.395.2469

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
Early Childhood Development Initiative
Funding Source:  Early Childhood Development Initiative
Status:  FILLED

7
Mar
2019

Office of Student Success

2019-2020
Full-Time, Summer, Fall & Spring

The graduate assistant for the Office of Student Success assists with activities related to Orientation, New Lancer Days, and First Year Experience. In addition, the GA assists with reachouts to struggling students and counsels them through their academic programs.

For full job description, contact Emily Heady, headyew@longwood.edu, 434.395.2139

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
Office of Student Success
Funding Source:  Office of Student Success
Status:  FILLED