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Crownover Principal to become district official

Fri, May 31, 2013 - 10:59am

A district official for seven years, Gwen Perkins is moving on from her post as middle school principal to become a director of professional personnel in the Denton Independent School District.Perkins has served as principal at Crownover Middle School in Corinth since the 2009-2010 school year.

DISD officials said Perkins will be overseeing the hiring and staffing of professional personnel in a district that currently employs more than 2,200 professional: teachers, librarians, administrators, diagnosticians, counselors and nurses. Perkins will be responsible for maintaining laws, certifications, regulations,...

Supporting Language Acquisition in English Learners: An Interview with Dr. Mandy Stewart

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 - 12:30pm

We're over a decade into the 21st-century and schools across the country are working tirelessly to ensure students are prepared for whatever lies ahead. Rapid changes are afoot in demographic shifts and in the continuing development of new technology and social media platforms. These realities are presenting schools with new challenges and opportunities - sometimes in concert.

Dr. Mary Amanda "Mandy" Stewart has taught and researched English learners, and her recent research highlights how social media use and other out-of-...

Former student of chapel music director to succeed him

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 - 1:04pm

When he was 14, organist Stewart W. Foster knew he needed a teacher to take him to the next level, so he began taking lessons with Jack W. Jones.

Now, more than 30 years later, Foster will take over for Jones, who’s retiring after 24 years as organist/music director at the Royal Poinciana Chapel. Jones’ last Sunday will be June 2.

“What appealed to me most (about Royal Poinciana Chapel) was the beautiful setting,” Foster said. “The chapel is bathed in sunlight, and it has such a beautiful pipe organ. The people I met were all so nice and had a positive attitude. It was the beauty of the place and the...

UNT student's documentary chosen for New York fest

Mon, Mar 4, 2013 - 2:06pm

Undocumented Dreams, UNT grad student Sara Masetti's film about the student movement for passage of the DREAM Act, has been chosen for screening at this month's New Filmmakers Series in New York City.

The short film, Masetti's second for her master’s degree in documentary film production, will screen March 13 in New York as part of New Filmmakers’ Latino film series. It features Loren Campos, a native of Mexico and an activist for passage of the DREAM Act. A 2011 civil engineering graduate of the University of Texas at...

New doctor joins L&M Hospital staff

Thu, Jan 3, 2013 - 2:06pm

New London - Dr. Olivia Coiculescu, who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, has joined the Lawrence & Memorial medical staff.

A native of Romania, Dr. Coiculescu attended medical school at the University of Craiova. After arriving in the United States, she earned a master's of health education from the University of New Mexico. She also holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of North Texas. She did her residency at the Albany Medical Center, and, before coming to the New London area, practiced medicine in Kentucky.

Her specific areas of interest include...