Join our upcoming webinar as we explore Wake Technical Community College’s Eagle Start Bridge Program, intended to prepare students for college math and English success before they begin their postsecondary studies. The program employs EdReady, an adaptive learning platform, to personalize instruction.
From program curricula to recruitment and efficacy, our esteemed panelists will share their wins and lessons learned and inspire you to consider how you can support your students in the coming months. What’s more, our customer success team will demonstrate how they can help you:
Dean of Accessibility Services, Wake Technical Community College (NC)
David (Dave) Cooper earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin in Math Education and his graduate degree in Developmental Math Studies through National Louis University in Illinois. He has been employed at Wake Technical Community College for 17 years and has been in higher education for 23 years. He began his work in higher education as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, before moving his family to Raleigh, North Carolina to start as a developmental math instructor at Wake Technical Community College in 2005. Since then, he has been a Lead Instructor, an Associate Department Head, and he is now the Dean of the Accessibility Services Division.
Instructor of English, Wake Technical Community College (NC)
Melody Cooper is an educator from North Carolina. She earned her master’s degree in English from Marshall University and began working in the North Carolina Community College system in 2019. Since she entered the community college system, she has worked on bridge programs for both Durham Technical Community College and Wake Technical Community College. Melody has aimed to create summer bridge programs that are personal and engaging for participants. She has a passion for education and, specifically, community college students, due to her journey through the West Virginia community college system.
Kaite Bruce, Instructor of Math, Wake Technical Community College (NC)
Kaite (pronounced Kate) Bruce is an educator who relocated to North Carolina in 2022 from Connecticut. She has a master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Florida State University and an educational specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. Kaite began teaching high school mathematics in 2005 and transitioned to teaching at the college level in 2011. For the past 12 years, she has been working primarily in developmental education. Kaite is currently employed full time at Wake Technical Community College teaching mathematics in the Academic Foundations Department. Her greatest desire is to help others realize their full potential.