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Student teachers receive Elliott awards
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2013
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Six student teacher interns at Tarleton received the Robert H. Elliott Memorial Award for their outstanding qualities in the classroom during the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction annual Reflections ceremony May 3.
The Elliott award is named for Robert H. Elliott, who joined the faculty at Tarleton in 1981 and was a professor in the Department of Education and Psychology and supervisor of the student teacher program at the time of his death in 1990.
This year’s all-level certification award was presented to two interns, Brittney Wilson of Valley Mills, and Hannah Clary of Santo.
Wilson served as a secondary life skills teacher at Bosque County Educational Cooperative, specifically at Meridian Elementary School, under the guidance of Sarah DeBorde and Kevin Brister. Wilson has received an All-Level Special Education certificate, plus Early Childhood-6th grade generalist and English as a Second Language (ESL) certificates at Tarleton.
Clary was also selected as the recipient of this year’s all-level award winner. She recently completed her student teaching at Stephenville ISD’s Chamberlin Elementary School where she taught 1st and 2nd grade Life Skills science courses under the supervision of Vicki Cook and Anita Chaplin. Clary has received an All-Level Special Education certification, as well as an EC-6th grade generalist certificate.
Tessa Boenisch, an intern from Graford, recently completed her student teaching at Graham ISD’s Woodland Elementary School where she taught 5th grade science under the supervision of Kara Adair. She is the recipient of this spring’s EC-6th Elliott award. Boenisch has earned an EC-6th grade certificate along with an ESL certification.
Barrett Thomasson, a student teacher from Eastland, recently completed his student teaching at Granbury Middle School where he taught 8th grade mathematics under the supervision of Donna Dumas. He is the recipient of this spring’s 4th-8th grade Elliott award. Thomasson has received a 4th-8th grade mathematics certification.
Mackenzie McLellan, a native of Stephenville, completed her student teaching at Stephenville High School where she taught 9th grade Pre-AP English under the guidance of Kristi Mayes. McLellan is this spring’s 8th-12th grade Elliott award recipient. She has received an 8th-12th grade English-Language Arts (ELA) certification.
Also recognized at the Reflections ceremony was this year’s Teaching Intern with Mentor Support (TIMS) award winner, Allison Wood of Friendswood. Wood completed her student teaching at Houston ISD’s Gregg Elementary School where she interned with the campus preschool programs for children with disabilities (PPCD) through the TIMS program. Wood received her all-level special education certification along with an EC-6th and ESL certificates.
Tarleton State University
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