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Release: Feb. 18, 2002

UI students complete student teaching requirement

(Student name) of (hometown) recently completed 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 University of Iowa College of Education.

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 second-to-last semester of their education at the UI.

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 University of Iowa 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 fields as diverse as rehabilitation counseling, testing and measurement, and language and literacy. It is home to the Iowa Testing Programs, developer of the widely used Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; to the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development; and to such top-ranked programs as Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, and English Education and Literacy.

EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has completed a student-teaching position. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first. Each entry includes the student's name, the grade level he or she taught, the school district and the location of the school.

IOWA

AMES: Ryan S. Haynes, fifth to 12th-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
ATLANTIC: Grace Jordan, fifth-grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.
BETTENDORF: Esther Chang, sixth-grade in the Penn Elementary School District in North Liberty; Jennifer Longo, fourth-grade in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids; Rebecca Newberry, first-grade in the Bettendorf School District in Bettendorf.
CEDAR RAPIDS: Shawn Beatty, ninth to 12th-grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids; Jennifer Herzberger, second-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
CENTERVILLE: Megan Tresemer, kindergarten to 12th-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION: Becky Westfall, third grade in the Linn-Mar District in Cedar Rapids.
CORALVILLE: Mark K. Hollingsworth, ninth to 12th-grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.
DES MOINES: Suzanne M. Brase, second-grade in the HLV Elementary District in Victor.
DUBUQUE: Katie M. Palmer, fourth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
FORT DODGE: Jessica M. Cook, high school in the West Branch District in West Branch.
IOWA CITY: Andrea Berryhill, fourth-grade in the Wilton Community Schools District in Wilton; Sara A. Hulse, fourth-grade in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids; Shanlyn Meinders, kindergarten and first/second-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City; Harmony Reckseen, first-grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.
JOHNSTON: Lanie Smith, third and fourth-grade in the Rialto Unified School District in Rialto, Calif.
LE MARS: Kellie Kommes Bollin, second-grade in the Tipton Community District in Tipton.
MOUNT PLEASANT: Anne Carson, third-grade in the Linn-Mar District in Cedar Rapids and second-grade at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic First School in Oxford, England; Sarah Thomson, third-grade in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids.
ODEBOLT: Amanda Thayer, kindergarten and first/second-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
PARK VIEW: Emily Schaub, second-grade in the Linn-Mar District in Marion and kindergarten in the Springville District in Springville.
PARNELL: Heidi U. Gingerich, third-grade in the English Valley District in North English.
PAULLINA: Leia Brodersen, kindergarten to fourth grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids and ninth to 12th-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
ROCK RAPIDS: Paul Berg, third/fourth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
SANDWICH: Lisa McWhorter, elementary school in the Muscatine Community School District in Muscatine.
STOCKTON: Melissa K. Rucker Holtz, fifth-grade in the North Scott Community School District in Park View.
WEST DES MOINES: Jennie Loffredo, kindergarten and third-grade in the Des Moines Public Schools District in Des Moines.
WEST LIBERTY: Chenelle Merriman, second-grade in the West Liberty District in West Liberty.

ILLINOIS

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Kimberly S. Hoffman, first/second-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.
BARTLETT: Stephanie Mastro, second-grade at Regina Catholic Elementary (independent) in Iowa City, Iowa.
BOLINGBROOK: Amy Conrad, kindergarten and first/second-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.
EVERGREEN PARK: Laurie Spadoni, fifth and sixth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.
NAPERVILLE: Kristen Kocsis, sixth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.
ROCKFORD: Kathleen Carroll, fourth to sixth-grade in the Washington School District in Washington, Iowa, and ninth to 12th grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
VERNON HILLS: Kristin Stefanik, third/fourth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.
WILMETTE: Jonathan Wolfe, fifth/sixth-grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City, Iowa.

SOUTH DAKOTA

BRANDON: Eleni Maria Michailidis, kindergarten to third-grade in the Aldine Independent School District in Aldine, Texas.

WISCONSIN

EAU CLAIRE: Katherine Erdman, ninth and 12th-grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.