Five candidates in the Teacher Education Program of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School – Bethany Formal, Katie Hutchins, Jamie Pickert, Chris McDougall, and Faith Reynado – were presented with Promising Scholar Awards from Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) on Saturday, March 13. The recipients will receive a $50 cash award plus a free membership to PLT for a year. Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national and international honor society of educators and a contributing organization to quality assurance in education. PLT supports accomplished teaching, standards-based professional learning, and the recognition of educators for excellent performance.
An additional 21 students received honorable mentions, and were awarded a year’s membership in Pi Lambda Theta. They are: Zoë Block, Jaclyn Bluestein, Ann Bumby, Nina Burke, Celina Cerny, Jenny Childers, Amanda Cooper, Lisa Cowles, Jasmine Day Riley, Kate Dickenson, Samantha Fulton-Koerbling, Kristen Gaines, Mandy Gascoigne, Stephanie Georgilas, Abbie Korman, Karen Neese, Cara McNamee, Adrián Sánchez, Brett Sawyer, Lauren Tickel, and Rachel Vintayen.
UCSB’s Teacher Education Program offers the Multiple-Subject, the Single-Subject (in 6 content areas), the Level I Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Teaching Credential, and an M.Ed. in Teaching. The programs are run as a cohort, with the elementary and secondary cohorts no larger than 60 students each, and the special education cohort no larger than 15. Candidates are placed in partner K-12 schools throughout the 9-month academic year, student teaching in the morning and attending university classes in the afternoon/evening. The Teacher education Program is unique in that many of its faculty both supervise candidates in the field and teach university courses. The result is a cohesive, well-articulated program of study that takes candidates through each developmental phase of learning to teach.
[Award recipients are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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Photo Caption: The 2010 Pi Lambda Theta award winners and honorable mentions: Front row (L-R):Jaclyn Bluestein, Celina Cerny, Jenny Childers, Katie Hutchins(Promising Scholar recipient), Jamie Pickert (Promising Scholar recipient), Lauren Tickel, Rachel Vintayen, and Karen Neese
Back row (L-R): Zoë Block, Ann Bumby, Amanda Cooper, Lisa Cowles, Kate Dickenson, Kristen Gaines, Mandy Gascoigne, Chris Mac Dougall (Promising Scholar recipient), and Cara McNamee.
Absent from the photo are: Bethany Formal (Promising Scholar recipient), Faith Reynado (Promising Scholar recipient), Nina Burke, Samantha Fulton-Koerbling, Abbie Korman, Adrián Sánchez, Brett Sawyer, Jasmine Day Riley, and Stephanie Georgilas.