Counts Named Faculty of the Year from Ozarka College
Published on September 24, 2018
Jo Ann Counts, an Early Childhood faculty member at Ozarka College, has been named 2018 Faculty of the Year. Counts began working for Ozarka in Adult Education in January of 1991, and continued doing part-time Adult Ed until 2011. She then became Program Director of Early Childhood Development in August 2016, and is currently still holding the position. Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka president, added; "We are so very fortunate to have Jo Ann as a faculty member and colleague at Ozarka! Her passion for student learning and collegial work makes her a star among stars at our College. "
Designation of an outstanding faculty member comes from students, staff and peer faculty members. Each group votes to select the faculty member whose teaching and student interactions during the academic year clearly demonstrated their commitment to ensuring student success and effective learning at the College. Counts was recognized during Ozarka's commencement ceremony and will have an opportunity to attend the Arkansas Community Colleges reception honoring Faculty of the Year in Little Rock, Arkansas in October.
*** PHOTO CAPTION: Jo Ann Counts, Ozarka Colleges 2018 Faculty of the Year.