Roanoke College Education Professor Receives Teaching Award

SALEM, Va. - Dr. Leslie Murrill, associate professor of education at Roanoke College, was awarded the 2009 Virginia Association of Colleges of Education's Instructional Leadership Award at the annual Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia Annual Conference.

The award recognizes Murrill's accomplishments in professional development and her commitment to teachers, students and the profession of education. In addition to teaching at Roanoke, Murrill is founder and co-director of the Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning, an annual national professional development program offered to K-12 teachers and administrators each summer at the College.

"So many of my colleagues across the state are talented instructors who are deeply committed to their students. All of them are deserving of recognition for what they do every day," says Murrill. "I felt both honored and humbled to be recognized by this dedicated group of educators."

The award Murrill received is given annually by the VACTE. Candidates are recommended by their colleges. Murrill was nominated by Dr. Tim Reynolds and Dr. Maria Stallions. Following nomination, each candidate submits a resume and sample materials.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: September 9, 2009
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