Simmons Named NC Ready for Success Alignment Fellow

April 15, 2014

Dr. Pamela SimmonsDr. Pamela S. Simmons, director of the Writing Center and the Writing in the Major Program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been selected as a Fellow for the NC Ready for Success Alignment Project.

NC Ready for Success is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Community College System, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.  By involving educators from across each of the state's educational sectors, the project's goal is to find innovative ways to improve outcome for students.

Ready for Success Fellows are required to meet with a colleague in another educational sector to share teaching and learning experiences that will lead to recommendations for polices that enhance the alignment of instructional expectations across high school and postsecondary institutions.

Simmons joined WSSU in 2006 in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, where she was an assistant professor of English and coordinated the developmental English course until her appointment as associate professor and director of the writing support programs in 2010. She earned her undergraduate degree in speech and theater from Albany State University, her M.A. in English at Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. from Walden University with a specialization in English composition and rhetoric. Simmons is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the North Carolina Teachers of English Association, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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