April 14, 2006
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Milton Woolsey, professor of education at California State University, Bakersfield, has been named "Professor of Education of the Year" for 2006 by the Association of California School Administrators.
Woolsey is a professor of education administration and director of the multiple subjects credential program at CSUB. He earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from the State College of Southern Utah, his master's in educational administration from CSU Long Beach, and his doctorate in elementary school curriculum from Brigham Young University.
"As a professor, Milt's first concern is meeting the needs of students," said Curtis Guaglianone, CSUB dean of the School of Education. "His door is a revolving door of counseling, coaching, listening, advising, and caring for the students that we serve at California State University, Bakersfield. …His main goal is preparing the highest quality teachers and administrators to serve our community, state, nation, and world."
Informed of the award, Woolsey said, "I was very surprised. I didn't even know my name had been submitted. I'm very excited about this award. I know that ACSA is a great organization for lobbying, supporting and helping aspiring or employed administrators. … I've had a lot of involvement with them and I'm humbled that I was selected."
Woolsey will receive recognition at the local level at a banquet next month in Bakersfield, and at the Association of California School Administrators' state conference in San Diego in November.