Peggy Schimmoeller

Educational Experience

Igor Ngabo '18 assists teachers in an activity during Randolph's 2017 teaching institute,

Skylar Pippin ’19 knew that teaching was a difficult profession. But after working with local elementary and middle school science teachers during an annual teaching institute at Randolph last week, she has an even stronger appreciation for the preparation that goes into each lesson. “It’s been a different viewpoint because I’m used to seeing education... READ MORE >>

Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program recognized for national excellence

2017 Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) graduates

Randolph College is one of 16 schools from 10 states and the District of Columbia earning national accreditation for its educator preparation programs this year. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced the decision. “These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed... READ MORE >>

History lessons

Shaun Spencer-Hester shows Nour Elkhamra '17 a wall of photos kept by her grandmother, Anne Spencer.

When Nour Elkhamra ’17 moved from Canada to the United States several years ago, she quickly realized life in America is much different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. This summer, she is getting even more lessons in American culture and history as part of a Summer Research project at the Anne Spencer House... READ MORE >>

Randolph awarded new grant to fund summer teaching institute

Participants in the 2016 Science Teaching Institute learn a creative way to teach earth science students about earthquakes.

Randolph College has been awarded a new $150,000 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to fund its popular summer Science Teaching Institute for the next two years. The annual weeklong program is open to teachers from Nelson, Campbell, Bedford, and Amherst Counties as well as Lynchburg City and New Vistas... READ MORE >>

Teaching the teachers

Participants in Randolph's teaching institute work together to build a structure that would be tested on the shake table.

As adjunct education professor William Eggl explained the final steps of the algebraic equation on the white board, one of the middle school teachers in the Martin Science Building lecture hall exclaimed, “Oh, my gosh. It’s so simple!” Eggl was one of several Randolph faculty members sharing new instructional techniques this week at the College’s... READ MORE >>

Expert to offer free education workshop at Randolph

struggling school child

Local teachers, parents, and school administrators are invited to attend a free workshop at Randolph College about classroom motivational strategies for “tuned out” children. Participants will learn new and effective strategies to stimulate learning and classroom success. Internationally-recognized education speaker and author Rick Lavoie will lead the workshop, “The Motivation Breakthrough,” April 28. The event... READ MORE >>

Grant allows College to host training for local science teachers for sixth year

College seal

Randolph professors Peter Sheldon, Peggy Schimmoeller, and Amanda Rumore want kids to love science. That’s the driving force behind their efforts to work with local public and private school teachers to provide more hands-on lessons and engaging experiences for area children. Last week, the team of professors was awarded a $139,526 grant from the State... READ MORE >>