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Ann Aust, EdD

Master's Program Director, Education
Unit: College of Education, Graduate Education, Graduate Faculty
Location: Greer

“I am still learning.” –Michelangelo
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Teacher and Educational Leadership.


    • BA, Wake Forest University
    • MEd, University of North Carolina Greensboro
    • EdD, Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Professional Experience

    K-5 public school teacher, 10 years public school building level administrator, 10 years university-level professor.

  • Selected Publications

    Charles M. Achilles, K. Kiser-Kling, A. Aust, and J. Owen, Success Starts Small: Life in a Small Class. (Final Report, Small-Grant School-Based Research), Greensboro, NC: University of North Carolina, 1994.

    Ann H. Aust, “What are the Advantages of a Locally Funded Pre-School Program for Educationally Disadvantaged Students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools?” Greensboro, NC: University of North Carolina, 1999.

  • Selected Awards Received

    NC School of Excellence: Winner of the Governor’s Climate and Culture Award, 2008

    WSFCS Principal of the Year, Nominee, 2006, 2007, 2008

    Sallie Mae National First Year Teacher Award

  • My Story

    I am passionate about helping teachers grow in their knowledge and skills. As a principal, I had the opportunity to work closely with teachers on a very personal level. Seeing a teacher acquire a new skill, observing her transfer that knowledge into her classroom, and finally watching that materialize into student success is a true delight. When offered the opportunity to work with aspiring teachers at the undergraduate university setting, I left the principalship that I loved, took a leap of faith after much prayer, and embarked on a new journey. I began working as the Department Chair and as a professor in the Early Childhood Education Program at NGU. I recently moved into the roles of professor and Program Coordinator for the M.Ed. at NGU. I now work with aspiring educational leaders, and I love every minute of it!

    Favorite Course to Teach: I teach an assessment course at the graduate level that is full of practical ways to improve our assessment strategies with students. Teachers find the course to be helpful in their work with students, and they comment that they use the content from the class in their own classrooms on a regular basis.

  • Related Links
    • Popular jobs within this field: Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Program Coordinators
    • Administrative positions require certification. Our M.Ed. program does not lead to certification at this time, but the coursework aligns with programs that do offer certification.
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