FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2018
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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
GLENVILLE, WV - Representatives from Glenville State College and Gilmer County Schools met recently to discuss developing closer partnerships and ways to enhance and expand the ways they can work together in the future.
Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Patty Lowther, members of the Gilmer County Board of Education, and local school staffers joined Glenville State President Dr. Tracy Pellett and staff and faculty from GSC in a wide-ranging discussion of everything from student preparedness and dual credit courses to facilities usage and scholarships.
“Dr. Pellett and I have been meeting to discuss how we can connect our systems to provide a continuum of support and services that would benefit all students. This meeting brought our vision of collaboration to the forefront,” stated Superintendent Lowther. “I believe that this meeting and future meetings will provide the opportunity to strengthen and expand our partnership with Glenville State College.”
“We want to renew our promise to the Gilmer County Board of Education and local community that Glenville State College will be a strong and engaged partner to the students and faculty of Gilmer County,” said Pellett. “I believe that we all can be more flexible and adaptable to make a more intentional, connected, and meaningful K-16 relationship. Both systems have much to offer each other and we will be stronger together.”
Among other plans, Glenville State and Gilmer County Schools are working on ways to enhance student reading performance in the lower grades, improved teaching methods with GSC students, technology integration into the classroom, and increasing the use and lowering the cost of using GSC facilities.