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Linsly Welcomes Zimmerman as New Headmaster The Linsly School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Zimmerman as the school’s 21st headmaster. “We are thrilled to introduce Mr. Zimmerman as Linsly’s next headmaster,” says Robert Nutting, chairman of the Linsly Board of Trustees. “While we reviewed a talented pool of applicants and narrowed our search to two fantastic finalists, the search committee is confident with our selection of Mr. Zimmerman as the candidate best suited to lead Linsly’s mission of academic excellence and character development into our next chapter of history.” Zimmerman comes to Linsly from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, where he served as the dean of Student Life. Zimmerman brings to Linsly his passion for fostering the best possible environment for children to grow and learn. From encouraging the overall wellness of the students to enhancing student leadership opportunities, Zimmerman believes in creating an Brumbaugh Elected to Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education, has elected Davis & Elkins College Associate Professor of Education Dr. Erin Brumbaugh as an executive council member-at-large for the 2014-2016 biennium. This is one of the society’s highest leadership posts. The executive council oversees the leadership of Kappa Delta Pi, provides the strategic vision for the society and oversees its financial resources. Chosen from committed KDP members, the individuals who serve on the executive council are recognized for their leadership, dedication to the society’s ideals and vision for the future of education. The international organization is comprised of 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members. “I am thrilled that the international membership decided I should be on the executive council,” Brumbaugh says. “I am excited by the prospect of representing not only the membership of KDP but also the State of West Virginia and Davis & Elkins College. I look forward to working with the excellent and dedicated staff at KDP headquarters, as well as with others elected to the council.” MakeShop Offers Educators Practice in Creative Teaching Skills Professional educators enjoyed a creative, camp-like program in June at West Liberty University’s (WLU) Center for Arts and Education when the MakeShop Educators Program with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh visited campus. The Mobile MAKESHOP Boot Camp included hands-on experiences and discussions to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a maker, says Lou Karas, director of the Center for Arts and Education. Why NoW? Lemonade stands filled the lobby of the Concord University Student Center in May as young entrepreneurs hawked their tasty drinks. The 24 third, fourth and fifth graders from Melrose Elementary School joined members of Concord’s Entrepreneurship Club for Lemonade Day. Since 2007, this nationwide initiative has been inspiring and equipping youth for entrepreneurship through the experience of running a lemonade stand. This is the second year West Virginia has been part of the program, according to Matthew Thompson, Lemonade Day statewide director. He says that while National Lemonade Day is officially May 3, groups participated through July. In West Virginia, it was estimated that 3,000 individuals representing more than 20 counties were involved. “The goal of Lemonade Day is to inspire kids to be entrepreneurs,