Buies Creek, N.C.—Dr. Carol Maidon, director of Campbell University’s North Carolina Teaching Fellows, has been designated a “Woman of Influence” in the Eta State organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international honor society for women educators. Maidon was honored at the Eta State Convention in Rocky Mount, N.C., in April.
A total of 72 women were selected to receive this honor because of their major contributions to the teaching profession and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
“You certainly make a difference in education and serve as a role model for all of us in the Society,” said Barbara Baker, chair of the Eta State Research Committee.
Dr. Carol Maidon helped develop the proposal that procured the prestigious North Carolina Teaching Fellows program for Campbell University in 2006 and became director of the program in 2007. The goal of the N.C. Teaching Fellows program at Campbell University is to create teachers of academic excellence as problem solvers with compassion and a sense of dedication to the teaching profession and to the importance of helping others.
Since assuming the position of director, Maidon has dedicated herself to these goals through mentoring, teaching and providing enriching experiences for the students enrolled in the program. Campbell Teaching Fellows have not only participated in studies abroad, but have been part of a number of service activities, including tutoring elementary students and conducting food drives for those in need. They have also been exposed to prominent voices in the field of teacher education and government through the annual “Leadership” speaker series. Among the speakers are Bill McNeal, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association for School Administrators and Wake County Commissioner Betty Ward. In 2011, Campbell’s N.C. Teaching Fellows joined cohorts from other colleges and universities to help preside over a state conference on education, “Critical Strategies for Critical Times,” a professional conference with workshops on classroom management, marketing yourself as a teacher and the innovative use of music and literature to teach science, among other topics.
“We’re really focused on placing and retaining teachers in the state,” Maidon said. “The Teaching Fellows program attracts the best and brightest students in North Carolina, and we’re excited to be able to offer an exceptional program that will help us achieve this goal.”
Dr. Carol Maidon received a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and an M.Ed and Ph.D. in science education from North Carolina State University.