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Congratulations to Karen Nudd!
Karen was presented with the Troyer Award. This award honors an outstanding mentor teacher.
Congratulations to Kenny Crosby!
Kenny was awarded the Spring 2011 Department Scholar Award.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPRING 2011 OUTSTANDING PRE-SERVICE TEACHER AWARD (OPTA) WINNERS!
A ceremony was held in their honor on May 13th in Horrabin Hall.
The winners in alphabetical order:
- Carol Beardsley
- Eboney Chambers
- Rebecca Curl
- Kenny Crosby
- Kaitlyn Dyche
- Justine Hoeftmann
- Laura Hofer
- Carrie Hollenback
- Beckie Laye
- Courtney Knobloch
- Mark Gregory
- Casie Markum
- Ashley Waterstreet
- Abbie White
Fall 2010 Department Scholars: Rachel Harvey and Nicole DeRenzy!
Rachel (Elementary Education) and Nicole(Special Education) received the honor of being chosen for Department Scholar! The faculty are proud to have them represent our department at Honors Convocation. Congratulations to both Rachel and Nicole!
Congratulations Sindy DeRousse!!
Sindy wrote and received the Leaning Enhancement Grant in the amount of $1, 035.00. The money will be used to purchase 3 new listening centers including wireless headphones, cassette player, and CD player for kindergarten classrooms.
Congratulations Sara Johnson!!
Sara wrote and received a grant from Donorschoose.org in the amount of $294.32. Two Iowa residents and Build A Bear Workshop donated the money that enabled Sara to purchase new whiteboards, markers and erasers to use in her classroom.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FALL 2010 OUTSTANDING PRE-SERVICE TEACHER AWARD (OPTA) WINNERS!!
A ceremony will be held in their honor on December 17th in Horrabin Hall.
The winners in alphabetical order:
- Aubrey Becker
- Michelle Detrick
- Rachel Harvey
- Luke Howerter
- Nina Nuesken
- Erin Schatz
- Leigh Terstriep
Congratulation to Amy Nelson!
Amy Nelson, current Reading Specialist candidate, has received a grant from Cambridge Academic Foundation in the amount of $882.55 to purchase picture books and novel units to be used across the curriculum at the middle and secondary level.
Congratulation to Lori Kennedy!
Lori Kennedy, a recent Reading Specialist graduate, received a $2,000 grant from the Morrison Area Community Foundation. This grant is providing the monies for her school district to purchase at least one smart board, a color scanner, and some software.
Congratulations to Charlotte Lindsey!
Charlotte, a recent Reading Specialist graduate, received a $500 grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation to purchase leveled books for small group instruction as part of a level 2 RtI intervention.
Congratulations to Christy VanEtten!
Christy received almost $3,000 in grant money from Dollar General to purchase books for Reading Recovery.
Congratulations to Jodi Sierra!
Jodi received $2,420 in grant money from Dollar General to purchase the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System.
Congratulations to Pam Rotherham!
Pam received $250.00 in grant money from the Credit Union in Springfield, IL to purchase sets of novels for her 6th grade literature groups!
Congratulations to Michelle Franzoni!
Michelle received $1,000.00 in foundation money to buy materials for a literacy center for kindergarten children
Congratulations to Allison Guidish!
Allison also received $1,000.00 in grant money. As a result of Allison's senior year community service project, DOT Foods awarded this grant for hearing impaired and deaf students.