The Crystal Apple Awards were held on April 23 to honor the School of Education cooperating teachers and recognize Clinical Practice Candidates. There were a total of 13 cooperating teachers representing 10 local schools recognized.
This event is part of a 20+ year-old tradition at Brescia to recognize the School of Education community partners . Each year the event has continued to evolve, enhancing both the atmosphere and tokens of appreciation to the current “Crystal evening” event.
“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,” stated 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.
The following teachers were 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
The following candidates were recognized as well:
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
For more information on the School of Education, visit www.brescia.edu.