The Teacher Education Program at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara has named its 2010 Dr. J Student Teacher Fellows:
In the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Track:
In the Single Subject Teaching Credential Track:
Graham Fischer-Ortiz – history
Celine Gutierrez – math
Pearl Lee – history
Brett Sawyer – history
The eight current student teacher candidates will receive awards of $2500 each. They will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:45 pm in the Don Gevirtz Boardroom, Education Building on the UCSB campus.
The Dr. J Student Teacher Fellowship honors the legacy of Dr. Richard Jamgochian, former Director of the Teacher Education Program. From 1968-1991 Dr. Jamgochian, or “Dr. J” as he was affectionately known, was an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for teacher education in general and for the UCSB Teacher Education Program (TEP) in particular. Colleagues credit his personal management style for building and refining TEP, which prepared more than 5,000 teachers during his tenure and was cited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 1991 as “an exemplary program.”
Recipients of the fellowship not only must show promise as future teachers but also must exemplify the ideals that Dr. J promoted. According to Dr. J, teaching involves much more than imparting knowledge. He believed that teachers should see student self-actualization as their greatest goal.
The Dr. J Student Teacher Fellowships are offered by the Gevirtz School through the Teacher Education Program. TEP offers Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject and Level I Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Teaching Credentials with a Master’s Degree in Education. These programs provide future teachers with a solid theoretical foundation integrated with extensive fieldwork, leading to both a California State Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Education.
Because of donations, the Dr. J Fellowship has grown from one award of $500 in 2000 to eight awards of $2500 this year. Donations to the fellowship provide financial assistance to those who show promise of carrying on Dr. J’s dreams. For further information or to make a contribution to the Fund, you are encouraged to contact: Dr. Ann Lippincott at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at email@example.com or 805 893 3711.
[The fellowship winners are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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Photo caption: The 2010 Dr. J Teacher Fellows with Dean Jane Close Conoley and Sue Jamgochian. (l-r) Jane Close-Conoley, Karen Neese, Brett Sawyer, Lisa Cowles, Kim Fuller, Pearl Lee, Celine Gutierrez, Graham Fisher-Ortiz, Jamie Pickert, Sue Jamgochian.