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University of Iowa News Release

March 9, 2004

UI Education Majors Student-Teach This Spring

(STUDENT NAME) of (HOMETOWN) has begun a semester-long assignment as a student teacher of (GRADE/S) in the (NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT) in (CITY) 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 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 taught, the school district and the location of the school.

IOWA

BETTENDORF: Andrea Grupe, Grade 2, Bettendorf Community School District, Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad City Times); Megan Daugherty, Grades 9-12, Davenport School District, davenport, Iowa (Bettendorf News)

BLOOMFIELD: Stacy Delzell, Grade 2, Aldine Independent School District, Houston, Texas (Bloomfield Democrat)

CASCADE: Kathy Sadler, Grades 5-6. Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Cascade Pioneer Advertiser)

CEDAR RAPIDS: Julie Lear, Grades 9-12, Marion Independent School District, Marion, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

CLINTON: Molly Phelan, Grades K-12, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Clinton Herald)

CORALVILLE: Christine Bantz, Grade 2, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Opinion Tribune); Kim Coe-Meeks, Grades 7-12, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Valley Times); Krystle Gent, Grade6, Iowa City Community School District, North Liberty, Iowa (North English Record); Corie D. (Ryner) Hickman, Grade 9-12, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Des Moines Register); Amy Jones, Grade 2, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Kalona Iowa (Iowa City Press-Citizen)

CRESCO: Jessica Ruppert, Grade 3, Iowa City Community School District, North Liberty, Iowa (Times Plain Dealer)

DAVENPORT: James DeCook, Grade 5, Davenport Community School District, Davenport, Iowa (Quad City Times)

DES MOINES: Audra Gale, Grades K & 2, Iowa City School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Des Moines Register)

DUBUQUE: Natalie Hinz, Grade 3,Mid-Prairie Community School District, Kalona, Iowa (Telegraph Herald)

ELY: Allison Showalter, Grade 2-3, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 9Ceadr Rapids Gazette)

FAIRFAX: Jodie Hargrafen, Grade 9, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

GLADBROOK: Erica Acton, Grade 10, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Northern Sun Print)

HILLS: Annika Krueger, Grade 9-12, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Iowa City Press-Citizen)

IOWA CITY: Megan Bretthauer, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Charter Oak Newspaper); Jessica Jacque (2 placements), Grades 3-5, Iowa City Community School District, Hills, Iowa & Sawtell Public School District, Sawtell, Australia (Dyersville Commercial); Gregg Lynes, Grades 11-12, West Branch Community School District, West Branch, Iowa (Allamakee Journal); Myrissa Rockafellow, Grade 1, Williamsburg School District, Williamsburg, Iowa (Iowa City Press Citizen); Tina Rae Turner, Grades 3-4, Iowa City School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Opinion Tribune); Raschele Underwood, Grade 5, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Kalona, Iowa (The Daily Nonpareil); Bronwen Wombacher, Grade 5, Cedar Rapids School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Iowa City Press Citizen)

LECLAIRE: Kirstin Oppel, Grades 9-12, Pleasant Valley School District, Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad City Times & Bettendorf News)

MARION: Dawn Blackfeld, Grade 2, Marion Community School District, Marion, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

MARSHALLTOWN: Samantha Gervich, Grades 10-12, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Marshalltown Times Republican)

NORTH LIBERTY: Emily Kinney, Grade 2, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (North Liberty Leader and Cedar Rapids Gazette)

RIVERDALE: Sara Fitzer, Grade pre-K, West Liberty Child Care Center, West Liberty, Iowa (Wilton/Durant Advocate News)

RODWELL: Jenna T. madden, Grades 10-12, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Wellman, Iowa (Globe Gazette)

WEST LIBERTY: Amy Schaapveld, Tipton School District, Tipton, Iowa (West Liberty Index)

WINFELID: Faith Nichols, Grades K & 3, Waco & Winfield School District, Winfield, Iowa (Winfield Beacon)

ILLINOIS

ALGONQUIN: Karly Goesel, Grades 3-4, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City Iowa (Northwest Herald)

AURORA: Danielle Becker, Grade 1, District 204, Naperville, Illinois (The Naperville Sun)

BARRINGTON: Jackie Molzahn, Grade pre-K, Iowa City, School District, Iowa City, Iowa (Barrington Courier & Pioneer Press)

BARTLETT: Amy E. Holzwarth, Grades K-1, Clear Creek Amana Community School District, Middle Amana, Iowa (The Bartlett Examiner)

EAST PEORIA: Olivia Seaton, Grade 1, Washington Community School District, Washington, Iowa (Peoria Journal Star)

GLEN ELLYN: Nicole Filippidis, Grade K, District 205, Elmhurst, Illinois (The Daily Herald)

NAPERVILLE: Sarah Seale, Grade 1, Plainfield School District 202, Plainfield, Illinois (Naperville Sun); Julie Knotek, Grade 1, Indian Prairie District 204, Naperville, Illinois (Naperville Sun & The Daily Herald)

OAK BROOK: Julia Lynn Katsis, High School, Clear Creek/Amana School District, Tiffin, Iowa (The Doings newspaper in Hinsdale, Ill.)

OTTAWA: Laura Schmelter, Grades 1-2, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City Iowa (Daily Times)

ROCKFORD: Jimmy Ivacic, Grades 7-12, Wilton School District, Wilton, Iowa (Rockford Register Star)

WHEATON: Amee Kruszynski, Grade 9-12, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Wheaton Sun)

MINNESOTA

SPICER: Eric Gjerde, Grade 12, Davenport School District, Davenport, Iowa (Kandiyohi County Times)

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu; Writer: Meghann Dowd