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Brescia University presents Crystal Apple Awards

Recognizes area teachers

OWENSBORO, Ky. (May 6, 2015) — Brescia University held its Crystal Apple Awards recently to honor the School of Education cooperating teachers and recognize Clinical Practice Candidates. Overall, 13 cooperating teachers representing 10 local schools were recognized.

bresica“The School of Education mission and Conceptual Framework seek to challenge Brescia University School of Education Candidates to become Professional Educators committed to Ethics, Advocacy, Service, and Lifelong Learning,” said Dr. Marlaine Chase, Chair, School of Education. “We have identified regional teachers and school systems that embody these same principles and have placed our clinical practice candidates with them. The Crystal Apple Awards was our opportunity to recognize the importance of what these practicing professionals do as clinical faculty for the School of Education.”

Each candidate completes 7-14 weeks with a Cooperating Teacher depending upon what their area of certification is. The Cooperating Teachers model and then co-teach with the candidates as the candidates perform all aspects of their teacher’s professional role during the placement.

Teachers recognized for their contribution of time and for their leadership:

  • Briana Pulliam, South Hancock Elementary School
  • Valerie Neville, Meadow Lands Elementary School
  • Karen Mallonee, College View Middle School
  • Lisa Garner, Apollo High School
  • Nancy Smith, Daviess County High School
  • Amanda Hundley, Tamarack Elementary School
  • Lora Griffin, East View Elementary School
  • Julie Carwile, Cravens Elementary School
  • Nicole Martin, West Louisville Elementary School
  • Kathryn Harrison, Cravens Elementary School
  • Susan Bratcher, Sutton Elementary School
  • Johnna Gray, West Louisville Elementary School
  • Lori Clements, West Louisville Elementary School

Candidates recognized:

  • Blaire Linn, Outstanding Special Education Clinical Practice Candidate
  • Alyssa Vincent, Outstanding Elementary Education Clinical Practice Candidate
  • Donita Mallory, Outstanding Secondary Education Clinical Practice Candidate
  • Sara Morgan, Sr. George Anne Cecil Leadership Award for Excellence in the Field of Education
  • Abigail Thomas, Sr. Sharon Sullivan Endowed Scholarship