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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 12, 2005

UI Education Majors Student-Teach This Fall

(STUDENT NAME) of (HOMETOWN) has begun a semester-long assignment as a student teacher of (GRADE/S) in the (NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT) in (CITY) as part of (HIS/HER) training to become a teacher through the University of Iowa College of Education. The student's cooperating teacher(s) is/are (TEACHER NAME).

Student teaching is one of several practicum assignments students must complete in order to be licensed as K-12 teachers by the Iowa Department of Education. Students typically complete their student teaching in the last semester of their education at the UI. Students who meet special requirements have the option of completing part of their student teaching assignment abroad.

As student teachers, the students perform many of the duties that will be expected of them as full-time teachers. Under the direction of a cooperating teacher, they lead classroom sessions, create lesson plans and gain practical experience in many of the organizational and management skills needed to be effective teachers.

Founded in 1872, the University of Iowa College of Education was the nation's first permanent college-level department of education. Since then, the college has gained an international reputation of excellence in fields as diverse as rehabilitation counseling, testing and measurement, and language and literacy. It is home to the Iowa Testing Programs, developer of the widely used Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; to the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development; and to such top-ranked programs as Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, and English Education and Literacy.

EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student from your readership area is student teaching this semester. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes (if made available by the student) the student's first and last name, the grade level he or she is teaching, the school district, the school's city and state and the name(s) of the cooperating teacher(s).


ALGONA: Scott Black, High School, Muscatine Community School District, Muscatine, Iowa, Michael Bobay.

BETTENDORF: Jennifer Vize, Grades Pre-K -12, North Scott School District, Princeton, Donahue and Eldridge, Iowa, Becky Stamer, Marcia Schreider and Bernie Peeters.

CORALVILLE: Andy Hunsberger, High School, Wilton Community School District, Wilton, Iowa, Randy Lee and Shannon McDonald.

CORALVILLE: Natalie Ingram, Grade 1, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Jennifer Zimmerman.

DAVENPORT: Alicia Carradus, Grades K-5 and 9-12, Davenport School District, Davenport, Iowa, Stacey Houk and Peggy Sands.

IOWA CITY: Robin Milford, Kindergarten, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa,

IOWA CITY (Note:  This person has a split placement over the semester): Heather Youngquist, Grades K-6, Iowa City Community School District, North Liberty, Iowa, Sarah Bobenhouse; AND Grades 6-12, West Branch School District, West Branch, Iowa, Christopher Reed.

MARSHALLTOWN: Amanda Jech, Grade 3, Marshalltown Community School District, Marshalltown, Iowa, Peg Kelly.

MUSCATINE: Jillian Allee, Grade 5, Muscatine Community School District, Muscatine, Iowa, Dawn Rhodes.

NORTH LIBERTY: Jeni Wulfekuhle, Preschool, Iowa City Regina, Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Werkmeister.

SIOUX CITY: Tawnia Cunningham, High School, Clear Creek-Amana School District, Tiffin, Iowa, Kristin Morlan.

SPENCER: Angie Mahrt, Grade 2, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Tres Brown.

WEST DES MOINES: Christy Drescher, Grade 12, Waukee School District, Waukee Iowa, Randy Duffy.

WEST LIBERTY: Emily Goldesberry, Grade 3, Wilton School District, Wilton, Iowa, Susan Shirk.

WINFIELD:  Lindsey Loyd, Junior High and High School, Linn-Mar School District, Marion, Iowa, Al Naylor and Steve Stickney.


CORY: Destine Beene, Grades 5 & 6, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Jo Morgan.

DARIEN: Kristin Hill-Hampton, Grades 7 & 8, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Martha McAndrew.

DEKALB: Sarah Rauman, High School, Geneva Community School District Geneva, IL, Gina Nolan.

DOWNERS GROVE: Sarah McJoynt, Grades 9 & 11, Cedar Rapids School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Patti Knutson.

EAST MOLINE: Renee Kroll, Grades 3-5 and 9-10, Davenport School District, Davenport, Iowa, Lorrie Polesky.

MOLINE: Kelly Welch, secondary, Pleasant Valley School District, Bettendorf, Iowa, Davit Hult.

TAYLOR RIDGE: Dan Duffield, Grades 5-12, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Paul Michalski and Bill Pringle.

WAUCONDA: Shauna Sliz, High School, Grayslake 127 School District, Grayslake, IL, Tracey Landry.

WINNETKA: Laura Jackson, Grade 2, Glencoe School District #35, Glencoe, IL, Kristen Cimino.


POUGHKEEPSIE: Kevin Franca, Grades 5-12, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Carrie Beaderstadt and Wayne Thelander.


VERMILLION: Tim Brodersen, Grades K-6, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Rebecca Kobos.


MADISON: Nora O'Leary-Roseberry, Junior High, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Tarryl Bockelman.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,; Writer: Lynn Hudachek