The Pi Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honor Society at the University of Central Arkansas, selected two individuals to receive their 2014 fall semester awards. The Kappa Delta Pi Awards Committee selected Ms. Breanna Hutchinson to receive the Student Teacher of the Semester Award. Nominated by her UCA Supervisor, Ms. Debbie Barnes, Breanna completed her student teaching in the first grade at Jim Stone Elementary School in the Conway Public School District. Breanna’s classroom mentors included Ms. Heather Tollett and Ms. Sarah Moore, both of whom wrote letters of recommendation supporting Breanna’s nomination. In their letters, Breanna was nominated for her “high expectations for learning” and her ability to “challenge each student through questioning and prompting.”
The Kappa Delta Pi Awards Committee selected Ms. Tanya Fitzgerald, fifth-grade math teacher at Bob Courtway Middle School in the Conway Public School District, to receive the Mentor Teacher of the Semester Award. Nominated by her student teacher, Ms. Cheyenne Wood, Ms. Tanya Fitzgerald was selected for her inspiration and guidance. Ms. Wood wrote, “Tanya helped transform me into a better educator.”
The Kappa Delta Pi 2014 fall semester awards were given to the recipients at their schools by co-counselors Ms. Mara Cawein and Dr. Nancy P. Gallavan, from the Department of Teaching and Learning (TL). Dr. Kathleen Atkins, Ms. Debbie Barnes, and Ms. Sue Farris, from the Department of Elementary Education, Literacy, and Special Education (ELSE), also attended the award ceremony for Ms. Hutchinson at Jim Stone Elementary School. For more information about the Pi Beta Chapter at Kappa Delta Pi, please contact Ms. Mara Cawein at email@example.com.