Alison Winzeler, director of NC State College of Education’s North Carolina Teachers of Excellence for All Children (NC TEACH) program, has been named co-chair of the University of North Carolina System Competency-Based Education Task Force.
Beginning in 2016, the UNC System competency-based education (CBE) grants currently fund four pilot programs. Earlier this year, the UNC System Competency-Based Education Council formed to provide a voice and mechanism for the pilot programs to share experiences, apply for grant funding and conference presence, and to communicate best practices and guidance for new CBE programs developing within the system.
“These dynamic women jumped on a fast-moving ninety-degree learning curve at the beginning of their respective projects. I now consider them national CBE experts and am excited to be able to share this expertise across a wider audience,” said Michelle Solér, director of competency-based education and assessment for the UNC System Office.
Winzeler is the alternative licensure director for NC State College of Education, and she serves as program director for NC TEACH, a face-to-face lateral entry support program. Also, she coordinates Pathway to Practice, the joint NC State/UNC-Chapel Hill competency-based education program.
A former high school English teacher, Winzeler holds a master’s degree in secondary English education from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in literature and education from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is currently earning a doctorate in educational evaluation and policy analysis from the NC State College of Education.
Serving alongside Winzeler is Natasha Ohene, program director for the Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences.