Feb. 13, 2009
UI education majors serve as student teachers during spring semester
(STUDENT NAME) of (HOMETOWN) is one of an estimated 150 University of Iowa students participating in a semester-long assignment as a student teacher of (GRADE/S) in the (NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT) as part of (HIS/HER) training to become a teacher through the UI College of Education this spring. 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 UI 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 programs as diverse as Rehabilitation Counseling, Educational Measurement and Statistics, Counseling Psychology, Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education, and Higher Education Administration. The College of Education is also home to the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. For more information see http://www.education.uiowa.edu.
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 the student's first and last name, the grade level he or she is teaching, the school district and the name(s) of the cooperating teacher(s) if available.
Following are some of the UI students currently student teaching. Future releases will be sent to hometown newspapers as students provide permission.
Ames: Patty Haman, grades k-6 music, United Community School District, LeAnn Houlette.
Ankeny: Mollie Hamblin, grades 3 and 5, Waukee Community School District, Megan Strum and Melissa Horton.
Ankeny: Tiffani McCarthy, grade 1, Ankeny Community School District, Lisa Knudten.
Columbus Junction: Junior Jimenez, grade 5 and English as a Second Language, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Jeannie Pfeiffer and Ikram Easton.
Coralville: Eric Mittman, grades 9-12, Iowa City Community School District, Jean Morsch.
Creston: Amanda Robinson, grade 3, Iowa City Community School District, Jennifer Jeffrey.
Des Moines: Ashley Sereg, grade 1, Mt. Vernon Community School District, Jean Wade.
Dubuque: Sara Dolson, grades 8-12 and k-8, Iowa City and West Branch Community School Districts, John Demoy, and Helen Lindhorst.
Dubuque: David Lucas, grades 11 and 12, Iowa City Community School District, Jeanine Rellinger.
Dubuque: Christine Noaon, grade 2 and resource room, Iowa City Community School District, Patti Fumerton and Maura Quaintance.
Dyersville: Andrea Kluesner, grades 1 and 2, Iowa City Community School District, Jill Neuzil.
Fort Dodge: Chelsea Doggett, grades 9-12, Iowa City Community School District, Gary Neuzil.
Iowa City: Shauna McDonald, grade 3, Iowa City Community School District, Rhonda Myrvik.
Jewell: Ellen Wagner, grades 9 and 10, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Marlyse Strait.
Mason City: Ryan Rydstrom, Chemistry and Physical Science, Clear Creek-Amana Community School District, Brad Muhlenbruck.
Solon: Melissa Zimmerman, grades 3 and 4, Iowa City Community School District, Jill Johnsen.
Titonka: Stephen Tjaden, grades 9-12, Bettendorf Community School District, Kelly Ager.
Washington: Jenahlee Vittetoe, grades 9-12, Clear Creek-Amana Community School District, Marry Pat Hanson.
West Des Moines: Brett Messenger, secondary, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Steve Shanley and Bob Manson.
Arlington Heights: Allison Presutti, grade 4, Schaumburg Community School District No. 54, Barb Buchik.
Darien: Nicole Griffin, grade 3, Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove, Ill., Jaime Csorba.
Des Plaines: Joyce Weston, grade 1, Schaumburg Community School District #54, Tish Chapman.
Elk Grove Village: Elizabeth Christian, grade 8, East Prairie Community School District #73 in Skokie, Ill., Danielle Decamp and Suzan Bates.
Franklin Park: Mary Esdorn, grades 9 and 10, Iowa City Community School District, Melanie Gibbens.
Glen Ellyn: Rebecca Schwartz, high school mathematics, Iowa City Community School District, Jon Bach.
Glen Ellyn: Jill Franke, grade 3, Glen Ellyn Community School District #89, Denise Urso.
Glenview: Marina Goldman, grade 2, Clear Creek-Amana Community School District, Kristen Greathouse.
Glenview: Jessica Halfen, grade 6, Northbrook Community School District in Northbrook, Ill., Angela Mead.
Glenview: Christina Torre, grade 4, Wilmette Community School District # 39 in Wilmette, Ill., Deb Beyers.
Lake Zurich: Katherine Knutson, grade 2, Barrington 220 Community Unit School District in Barrington, Ill., Jennifer Burton.
Libertyville: Kirsten Eriksen, grades 3 and 4, Iowa City Community School District, Chris Shope.
McHenry: Kelly Gruebnau, grades 5 and 6, Iowa City Community School District, Susy Junge.
Naperville: Emily Zuccaro, grade 2, Williamsburg Community School District, Claudia Kleinmeyer.
Rockford: Andy Miner, grades 9-12, Iowa City Community School District, Ben Mosher.
St. Charles: Stacy Vitali, grade 5, Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Darla Meluch.
Wheaton: Sarah Elizabeth Hood, grades 2 and k-6 resource room, Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Jean Nauman and Suzanne Kribs.
Duluth: Alexandra Austin, grades 5 and 6 general education and resource room grades 4-6, St. Louis Park Community School District, Mike Farrell and Jennifer Burkstrand.
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