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COE recognizes six retirees in 2021

The College of Education at Georgia Southern University recognizes the dedication and service of six faculty retirees in 2021. 

“Each of these individuals served a vital role in the success of the College of Education for many years,” said Interim Dean of the College Amy Heaston, Ed.D. “While we will miss these faculty members on our campuses, we wish them the best in their retirement.”

Wendy Chambers, Ph.D., professor of developmental psychology on the Statesboro Campus is retiring at the end of in June with Emerita status. Chambers, a 28-year veteran of the University, is a previous College and University award winner, earning the Jack Miller Outstanding Educator Award (‘98) and the University’s Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (‘17-18).

Beth Childress, M.A., assistant professor of elementary and special education reading on the Armstrong Campus retires in June after 34 years at Georgia Southern. Childress began at Armstrong State as a composition instructor and transitioned to reading skills and remediation. She also served as the coordinator of the Regents’ Reading Program from 1998-2007 before settling into the College of Education.

Lisa Davis, Ed.S., instructor of elementary education on the Statesboro Campus retired in May after 11 years of service to the College of Education. Prior to joining Georgia Southern, she was an elementary classroom teacher at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School for 23 years where she was named the school and district’s teacher of the year (‘92).

Stephanie Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology on the Statesboro Campus retired in January. Jones brought to the University over 14 years of experience as a library media specialist in the Clayton County Schools. She served the COE for 11 years and retired with associate professor Emerita status.

Linda Ann McCall, Ed.D., professor of elementary education on the Armstrong Campus, will retire from the University in July. McCall served as a TEENS FOR LITERACY® liaison for Isle of Hope K-8 School for several years. She joined the faculty at Armstrong State in 2000 after a 27-year career teaching elementary school in the Savannah area. Prior to teaching in Savannah classrooms, McCall co-owned and taught at Islands Pre-school. 

Glenda Ogletree, Ph.D., professor of elementary education on the Armstrong Campus and 2018 Armstrong Leadership Awards recipient, retired in May. A 13-year veteran at Georgia Southern, Ogletree served as a classroom teacher for over 30 years prior to joining Armstrong State. Ogletree also served as the counselor for the Nu Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi on the Armstrong Campus.

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