Misericordia University student teachers receive classroom assignments for spring semester

Submitted Photo Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the spring semester during an orientation program on campus. Students receiving placements include, first row from left , Amber Swartley, Pottsville; Nicole Hunsinger, Swoyersville; Jordan Answini, Laflin; Maria Brody, Tunkhannock; Nicolas Rogers, Belleville, New Jersey; Joseph Gronski, Phoenixville; Desiree Goble, Tunkhannock; and Alisha Rupp, Shamokin; second row, Kyle Coslett, Kingston; Ryan Thomas, Dallas; Collin Sibilia, Sewell, New Jersey; Kate Michael, Hughesville; Amanda Slaughter, Spring City; Kaleigh Killian, Ashley; and Brittany Smetana, West Wyoming; third row, Alison Kane, Montville, New Jersey; Shannon McBride, Old Tappan, New Jersey; Tiffany Owens, Harveys Lake, and Kara Kiska, Ashley; fourth row, Ariana Brennan, Harveys Lake; Victoria Bast, Bethlehem; Sarah Powers, Clinton, New Jersey; and Jacqueline McMullen, Tamaqua.

Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the spring semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

Twenty-three Misericordia University student teachers participated in the program, which prepares the undergraduates for classroom observation and instruction in several regional school districts. The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University requires student teachers to observe student instruction for 14 weeks in two different classrooms as part of their educational and professional experience. Students spend the school day in their assigned classrooms at first observing and then gradually teaching classes.

The following student teachers were assigned to school districts: Jordan Answini of Laflin, Wilkes-Barre Area School District; Victoria Bast of Bethlehem, Dallas and Lake Lehman school districts; Ariana Brennan of Harveys Lake, Lake Lehman School District; Maria Brody of Tunkhannock, Rock Solid Academy and Wyoming Valley West School District; Kyle Coslett of Kingston, Dallas School District and West Side Career & Technology Center; Desiree Goble of Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Joseph Gronski of Phoenixville, Wyoming Valley West and Dallas school districts; Nicole Hunsinger of Swoyersville, Lake Lehman and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Alison Kane of Montville, New Jersey, Lake Lehman School District; Kaleigh Killian of Ashley, Wilkes-Barre Area and Crestwood school districts; Kara Kiska of Ashley, Hanover Area and Wyoming Valley West school districts;

Shannon McBride of Old Tappan, New Jersey, Wyoming Valley West and Lake Lehman school districts; Jacqueline McMullen, Tamaqua, Lake Lehman and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Kate Michael of Hughesville, Wyoming Valley West and Lake Lehman school districts; Tiffany Owens of Harveys Lake, to be determined; Sarah Powers of Clinton, New Jersey, Dallas and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Nicolas Rogers of Belleville, New Jersey, Dallas and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Alisha Rupp of Shamokin, Dallas and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Collin Sibilia of Sewell, New Jersey, Dallas and Wyoming Valley West school district; Amanda Slaughter of Spring City, Hanover and Lake Lehman school districts; Brittany Smetana of West Wyoming, Wyoming Area and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Amber Swartley of Pottsville, Pocono Mountain School District, and Ryan Thomas of Dallas, Wilkes-Barre and Dallas school districts.

For more information about Misericordia University Teacher Education Program, please call 570-674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/education. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2016 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

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