Greensboro College Professor Works With Local School, Presents Paper at Teachers' Conference

"Allison Palmadessa, a 2003 graduate of Greensboro College and an assistant professor of history here, has been elected to the team that will create and monitor progress against an improvement plan for a local elementary school.

Palmadessa will serve on the School-Based Leadership Team for Northern Elementary School in Greensboro.

The team is composed of teachers, administrators and parents who study testing data to prepare a School Improvement Plan and monitor progress on it, assessing benchmarks and providing intervention support.

Palmadessa also presented a paper at the recent annual national conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Washington, D.C. The paper was titled, "Policy Paradigms in Higher Education, 1946-2013."

Palmadessa holds a B.A. from Greensboro College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the full-time faculty in 2014 after teaching part-time here for several years.  

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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