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Release: Oct. 8, 2002

UI students student-teach this fall

(Student name) of (hometown) is completing 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. Students who meet special requirements have the option of completing part of their student teaching assignment abroad.

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

IOWA

AMES: Nick Propes, high school in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.

BETTENDORF: Sarah Davis, eighth grade in the Bettendorf Community School District in Bettendorf.

BOONE: David Moeller, ninth to 12th grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Dawn M. Bilden, ninth to 12th grade in the Marion Independent School District in Marion; Nathan Doyle, 11th grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids; Mindy Wilson, kindergarten and first grade in the Clear Creek-Amana Community School District in Middle Amana.

CORALVILLE: Meredith Murphy, third grade in the Des Moines Public School District in Des Moines.

DAVENPORT: Margot Gregory, seventh/eighth and 11th grade in the Eldora-New Providence District in Eldora and the AGWSR District in Wellsburg.

DES MOINES: Amanda Bowen, seventh grade in the College Community District in Cedar Rapids.

ELDRIDGE: Melissa Bailey, secondary French in the Davenport Community School District in Davenport.

HOUGHTON: Josh Schwartz, fourth grade in the Mt. Pleasant School District in Mt. Pleasant during the first seven weeks of the placement; sixth grade at Bui National Elementary School in Ardara, Ireland, during the last seven weeks.

IOWA CITY: Colleen K. Ellison, high school in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City; Angela Fuhrmeister, ninth to 12th grade in the College Community District in Cedar Rapids.

MARION: Marie Ann Read, fourth grade in the Linn-Mar Community School District in Marion.

MARSHALLTOWN: Sara Schlesinger, 10th grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.

NEW LIBERTY: Bryant Langan, fifth grade in the Durant Community School District in Durant; Kristina Lea Langan, kindergarten and first grade in the Davenport Community School District in Walcott.

NEW VIRGINIA: Nicci Baughman, first grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.

NORTH LIBERTY: Alyssa Bermel, third/fourth grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.

SLATER: Jamie Stinde, ninth grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.

STORM LAKE: Jane E. Hutchison, seventh/eighth grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Coralville during the first eight weeks of the placement; 15- to18-year-old students at Trinity Catholic Technology College in Leamington Spa, England, during the last eight weeks.

WATERLOO: Sara Comer, sixth grade in the Chicago Public School District in Chicago.

WEST BRANCH: Angie Hamilton, kindergarten in the Tipton Community School District in Tipton.

WEST DES MOINES: Elizabeth A. Kruse, ninth to 11th grade in the Davenport Community School District in Davenport.

ILLINOIS

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Lauren Sethness, kindergarten and second grade in the Chicago Public School District #299 in Chicago.

BARRINGTON: Rachael Sztelle, first/second grade in the Iowa City Community School District in Iowa City.

LAKE FOREST: Jennifer Sommers, first to fourth grade in District #67 in Lake Forest.

MALDEN: Tricia A. Pinter, ninth/11th grade at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California.

MONTGOMERY: Michelle Leonard, kindergarten and first grade in the Indian Prairie School District in Aurora.

MUNDELEIN: Brianne Hodges, seventh grade in the Elm Place: North Shore School District #112 in Highland Park.

OAK BROOK: Jackie Katsis, high school in the 86 Hinsdale South District in Darien.

MISSOURI

UNIONVILLE: Christina Garten, sixth to eighth grade in the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids.