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BEST WISHES student teachers

With the new semester, the latest group of student teachers have been matched with mentor teachers in area partner-schools.  Student teaching is designed to allow our candidates to practice and refine their teaching skills through full-time classroom experience. Student teachers work closely with college supervisors and experienced educators to learn how to promote student learning. Student teachers - you are ready to shine!
Special thanks to our host/cooperating teachers, supervisors, and Melissa Stewart, who coordinates our field placements.
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FRESH FACES new colleagues 

We are happy to introduce you to the new faculty and staff who have joined the college.  Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, has joined the Department of Teacher Education as an Assistant Professor. Her expertise is in social studies education. Falynn Thompson, PhD, has been appointed as a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Herb Innovation Center. Jackie Thompson is our Assessment & Accreditation Manager. Taylor Yarborough is our Marketing, Communications and Recruitment Specialist. Erin Hafner began her roll as Director of Development for the college of education, through the UT Foundation. Angel Cox has joined our team as an Administrative Assistant in the college's Dean's Office. Finally, Jodi Birch (not pictured) is our Interim Business Manager.  Welcome to the family!
Zach Daugherty, Toledo Transition (T2) coordinator, leads a group of new Rockets during a five day orientation early last summer.   T2 provides students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a college experience to enhance social, academic and vocational skills. Read more. 

ROCKET RECOGNITION catching up

Have you heard?  Below is an update of some of the outstanding accomplishments of members of our JHCOE family:

PUBLISHED - Dr. Revathy Kumar, professor of educational psychology,  has published, with her team, research about culturally inclusive teaching in the journal Learning and Instructions.  Read more. 

AWARDED - Dr. Natasha Johnson, assistant professor science education, was awarded a grant from UToledo's Research Innovation Program. The project is titled The infusion of chemistry instruction and metacognitive learning strategies into an existing summer bridge program. Learn more.

GRANTED - The Ohio's Dean Compact has awarded the college a two-year grant which focuses on program development. The project is titled Launching Educators for All Learners: UToledo’s Dual License Initiative.  Discover more. 

HONORED - Dr. Edward Janak, chair of educational studies, was recognized at UToledo's 2021 Awards for Creativity and Scholarly Activity for his recent manuscript on the history of schooling. Read more

INDUCTED -Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education welcomed twenty-five new members late last Spring. Selection as a member is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. Read more

BESTOWED - Carly Walling, student in PhD in Higher Education, was awarded the 2021-22 Helen M. Fields Memorial Scholarship from UToledo's College of Graduate Studies.
 
With the school year underway for local children, The JHCOE is again leading efforts through the Teacher Supply Pantry program to provide teachers at Old Orchard Elementary School and Marshall STEMM Academy with supplies for their students. Donation boxes are available across campus.  Explore more. 
At the Sept. 18th Toledo Rockets football game, alums Lindsay Denny (Sylvania Schools) and Tyler Bitz (Washington Local Schools) were named honorary captains for their commitment to local youth. Several other activities with educators occurred in association with the Extra Yard for Teachers platform. #RocketEducators
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