Dr. Julie Bausman, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Kelley Solomon, assistant professor of education, attended the NCTM annual conference in November 2014. Dr. Bausman also participated in the Mathematics Design Collaborative train the trainer sessions at Intermediate Unit 1 in the fall of 2014.
Debra Clarke, chairperson for the Education Department and assistant professor of Education, and Yvonne Weaver, field placement coordinator and certification officer, attended the Pennsylvania Education Dean’s Forum (deans, chairs, and other key education department personnel) and Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (PAC-TE) conference in Harrisburg Oct. 21—24, 2014. Weaver also participated in the Mathematics Design Collaborative train the trainer sessions at Intermediate Unit 1 in the fall of 2014.
Rebecca Lane, senior early childhood education major with a certification in special education, was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) Mary Ravita Memorial Scholarship. She received one of only eight Good Citizen Scholarships distributed throughout the Commonwealth. Rebecca was recognized at the organization’s annual conference in November.
Dr. Deana Mack was named assistant professor of education in the fall of 2015. She received her B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from Robert Morris University. Dr. Mack also served as editor for the second edition of the Pennsylvania Professors of Middle Level Education (POMLE) on-line journal, Betwixt and Between. The second edition of the journal was released March 3, 2015. Dr. Mack participated in the Mathematics Design Collaborative train the trainer sessions at Intermediate Unit 1 in the fall of 2014.
In the Spring 2015 semester, Abigail Standley, sophomore early childhood education major, combined a former graduate student’s memorial and the support of the Department of Education to create a sustainable program for children in the Community Action Southwest preschool program at Jefferson-Morgan Elementary School in Jefferson, Pa. Standley designed and presented a supplemental gardening unit for her preschool classroom, during which the students planted flower seeds and took a field trip to a nearby greenhouse, where they learned about gardening and growing plants.