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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 8, 2005

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 AND STATE) as part of (HIS/HER) training to become a teacher through the University of Iowa College of Education. The student's cooperating teacher(s) is/are (TEACHER NAME).

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 first and last name, the grade level he or she is teaching, the school district, the school's city and state and the name(s) of the cooperating teacher(s).

IOWA

CEDAR RAPIDS: Rebecca (Becki) Olsen, Grades 4 and 5, Cedar Rapids School District, Hiawatha, Iowa, Bill Williamson.

CORALVILLE (Note: This person has a split placement over the semester): Ann McMillen, Kindergarten, Iowa City School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Nookboom; AND Grade 1, Mid-Prairie School District, Kalona, Iowa, Mrs. Wilson.

DAVENPORT: Katie Brodell, Kindergarten, Davenport Community Schools, Davenport, Iowa, Ericka Lohf and Barbara Hill.

DAVENPORT: Jodi Sabel, Grade 2, Davenport Community Schools, Davenport, Iowa, Sharon Cinottos.

FORT MADISON: Tonya Strunk, Grade 5, Mount Pleasant Community School District, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Joyce Miller.

GLADBROOK: Jennifer Sorem, High School, Mid-Prairie School District, Wellman, Iowa, Jim Cayton.

GREENE: Bethany Brinkman, Grade 2, Lone Tree Community School District, Lone Tree, Iowa, Christa Davidson.

INDIANOLA: Allison Aubert, High School, Southeast Polk Community School District, Runnells, Iowa, Kelly Knowler.

IOWA CITY: Andrea Bartlett, Grade 2, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Amy Wallace.

IOWA CITY: Paula Blum, Grades 7 and 8, Solon Community School District, Solon, Iowa, Mrs. Kaiser.

IOWA CITY: Andrea Harms, High School biology and chemistry, Washington Community School District, Washington, Iowa, Dianne Gray and Jeff Richard.

IOWA CITY: Rachel Johnson, Grade 5, Iowa City Community School District (Penn Elementary School), North Liberty, Iowa, Beth Madden and Deanna Kleinsmith.

IOWA CITY (Note: This person has a split placement over the semester): Jenny Pfaffenbach, Kindergarten, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Janet White; AND Grade 1, Lisbon School District, Lisbon, Iowa, Marilyn Pleasant.

LE CLAIRE: Mollie Dudley, Grades 5 and 6, Iowa City Community Schools, Iowa City, Iowa, Lorraine Whittington.

MARION: Jenna Kahler, Grades 3 and 4, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Pam Kautz.

MARSHALLTOWN: Jennifer Netter, Grades 3 and 4, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Chris Shope.

NORTH LIBERTY: Elizabeth Ann Wurster, Kindergarten and Grade 3, College Community Schools, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Krumbholz and Judy Modracek.

OSKALOOSA: Kate Marcum, Grade 6 literature and English grammar, Wilton Community School District, Wilton, Iowa, Laurie Shroeder.

VAN HORNE: Jennifer Petersen, Grade 1, Elmhurst School District No. 205, Elmhurst, Ill., Jami Rasmussen.

WEST DES MOINES: Chelsea Bredeson, Grades K-12, Des Moines Independent Community School District, Des Moines, Iowa, Elaine Imlau and Sam Chiodo.

WINTERSET (Note: This person has a split placement over the semester): Kendra Eyerly, K-6 Resource Room, West Des Moines School District, West Des Moines, Iowa, Sharon Cox; AND, Grade 2, West Des Moines School District, West Des Moines, Iowa, Sharon Gray.

WINTERSET: Becky Godbersen, Grades 1, 2 and 3 (multi-age classroom), Norwalk Community School District, Norwalk, Iowa, Jane Moeller.

ILLINOIS

BLOOMINGTON: Jeannette Cherie Pawula, Grades 9-12, Township High School District 211, Hoffman Estates, Ill., Frank Kernats and Vaishali Tajpuria.

DES PLAINES: Karin Malinowski, Grades 9-12, Iowa City School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Heather Warner.

HINSDALE: Carolyn Miller, Grade 12, Amana Colonies School District, Tiffin, Iowa, Jan Yanecek

LAGRANGE: Alissa Stauffer, elementary, City of Chicago School District No. 299, Chicago, Ill., Kathleen Tyderek.

NAPERVILLE: Deborah L. Carrigan, Grades 5 and 6 (mixed classroom), Iowa City Community School District (Horn Elementary), Iowa City, Iowa, Margie Hood.

NAPERVILLE: Danielle Scaletta, Grade 2, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Pam Johannes.

NORTHBROOK: Barbara Boysen, Grade 2, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Karen Flory.

ORLAND PARK: Sara Peterson, High School, Indian Prairie School District, Naperville, Ill., Peg Vandeleur.

SANDWICH: Erin Carey, Grade 1, Geneva Community School District No. 304, Geneva, Ill., Mrs. Peterson.

WISCONSIN

WHITEFISH BAY: Sarah O'Connell, Grade 4, Iowa City School District, Iowa City, Iowa, Mary Treiber.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu.