WyDEC Names Innovative Educator of the Year

WyDEC Names Innovative Educator of the Year

The Wyoming Distance Education Consortium has named a Gillette College Nursing Faculty member as the 2019 Innovative Educator of the Year for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. According to a release, Julie Guernsey was selected at the Consortium’s Learning Conference Thursday. Guernsey has over 20 years of nursing experience in the neonatal and maternal fields. She has developed several programs that filled a void in the nursing program’s pediatric teaching and Guernsey is also a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Lactation Consultant, and certified as a Low Risk Neonatal Nurse.

WyDEC awards one faculty member for each of the state’s 7 community colleges and the University of Wyoming. The designation is meant to recognize exemplary educators who demonstrate a commitment to education by bringing innovative learning experiences to their students. Furthermore, the awarded party demonstrated connectedness with students and their learning. WyDEC is an advisory committee for the Council of Academic Vice Presidents of the Wyoming Community College Commision.


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