Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Notables. . .

Les Potter
Les Potter, academic chair and associate professor of the College of Education, has co-authored the second edition of “Creating  a Culture for High-Performing Schools: A comprehensive approach to school reform, dropout prevention and bully behavior.” Published by Rowman & Littlefield and written for K-12 educators, the book covers best practices in improving student achievement, student and teacher morale and parental support by establishing a school culture where faculty and students trust and care about each other.

The book is co-authored by Clete Bulach, a former Ohio school superintendent and college professor, and Fred Lunenburg, a longtime teacher, principal and school superintendent who currently is the Jimmy N. Merchant Professor of Education and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University.
Potter is the author of more than 80 educational publications and has been a school principal and professor of educational leadership at several universities. His work on the book took a practical approach stemming from his experience as a secondary school principal at seven schools in four states. He has been recognized in several of those states for his contributions to education.
The School of Emergency Medical Services has been reaccredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). In completing its recent on-site review, the committee commented on school’s highly motivated and exceptional faculty and staff.

“This is very exciting news,” said college
President Carol Eaton. “Daytona State has always had very high standards, and our students benefit from the good work our faculty and staff do. Congratulations to our EMS staff. This outside verification is evidence that our programs are at a high level.”

The School of Emergency Medical Services is headed by
Louie Mercer, chair; Patty Maher, assistant chair; Marti Driscoll, clinical coordinator; Dr. Winston Warren, Ken Moorhouse and Georgia Jenkins, faculty; and Beth Rafferty, senior staff assistant.