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College’s ISRC welcomes a new coordinator

In March, the Georgia Southern University College of Education welcomed Danielle Valcourt-Smith as the new student services coordinator for the Instructional Support and Resources Center (ISRC) on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.  

Valcourt-Smith joins the College from Marlow Elementary School in Effingham County, where she served as a substitute teacher for Pre-K through fifth grade for five years. 

“Observing how teaching has changed in just that time made me realize I needed to be in a position to help new teachers understand the new challenges that are in front of them,” said Valcourt-Smith.

As the student services coordinator, Valcourt-Smith provides support to the College’s faculty, staff and students to develop creative problem solving skills and leverage the use of innovative and emerging technology in the classroom that support teaching, learning and student engagement. 

“Helping young people work towards their goals is a major focus in my life which is why this position is such a great opportunity for me,” she added. 

A native of Southeastern Massachusetts, Valcourt-Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and moved to Georgia where she worked in economic development for both the City of Springfield and Savannah Economic Development Authority. While in Georgia, she completed an M.A. in Social Science from Georgia Southern. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Danielle to the ISRC team,” said ISRC Director Hollie Sisk. “She is innovative and already thinking outside of the box with creative ways to engage students, faculty, and staff.”

The Armstrong Campus ISRC is located in University Hall, room 126 on the first floor.


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