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Alumni of the Month

New Mexico Teacher's Victoria McNamee, Deanna Stevens and Christin Galluccio

New Mexico Student Teaching Jumpstarts Careers

A few short months after successfully completing the second half of student teaching in Gallup, New Mexico, Victoria McNamee and Deanna Stevens (music educators) return to New Mexico as new teachers.Victoria begins her teaching career this fall in Gallup McKinley County School District, the school district where she student taught.Victoria was hired to fill her cooperating teacher's shoes after an internal change in the district left her cooperating teacher's position open.Deanna begins her teaching career this fall with a neighboring school district, Central Consolidated School District.

Deanna and Victoria were two of the three spring 2015 student teachers to embark upon a newly approved and carefully designed distant student teaching site in New Mexico.Destiny Orchowski also participated in the first student teaching placements in New Mexico.Destiny accepted a teaching position in Clark County School District in Nevada, the fifth largest school district in the Nation.

Student teaching in New Mexico was a brand new opportunity for Mansfield University student teachers, and one that it has already proven to be successful.With few higher education institutions in New Mexico preparing teachers and a significant teacher shortage in the state, Mansfield University student teachers are valued.In time, the partnership between Gallup McKinley County School District and Mansfield University has the potential to further develop.High school students in the area are already inquiring about the possibility of pursuing a degree MU, the university that their student teacher attended.

As a result of the positive experience enjoyed by GMCS and MU in the spring, other MU teachers were recruited to teach in New Mexico.Christin Galluccio, a 2010 elementary education graduate and a 2012 Master' in Reading graduate, was recruited to teach kindergarten in Thoreau Elementary School through the GMCSD."The people in New Mexico are terrific.I am thrilled for this opportunity!Signing bonuses and free rent are added bonuses for me as I begin another chapter of my professional career," says Christin.

In a climate of educational challenges, teachers are needed.Mansfield University teachers are contributing to positive educational change in New Mexico.

Academy Series

Dr. Whitecraft was our presenter at this month's Academy Series: POGIL "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning"  

Job Opportunities/Opportunities:

Job Opportunity: The Tioga County YMCA in Mansfield is hiring child watch staff. The hours are Monday-Friday 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays 8:45-10:00, if interested in learning more about this opportunity please see job application:

Job Opportunity:  Las Vegas, NV has many openings for this academic year 2015/2016 through Clark County School District, website:

Job Opportunity: Accomack County, VA still has openings for the 2015/2016 academic year, please visit their website:

Job Opportunity:  Warren L. Miller, Mansfield, PA  still has some openings for the 2015/2016 please visit their website:

Altoona Area School District is actively seeking applications for a Reading Specialists and Special Education Teachers.  If you are interested please contact Margaret McMinn (814)-946-8325.

Western New York Application System: One application for online viewing by many school districts.

Alaska English Teacher Opportunity:

Job Opportunity: Spring Grove Area School District

Job Opportunity: New Mexico: Gallup McKinley County School District is seeking teachers to fill a BSE.SSH & BSE.MA position:

Job Opportunities:  New Mexico: Kirkland Central High School.  KCHS is looking for 2 gifted Teachers both teachers would monitor Gifted IEPs and be in charge of a caseload of students.  They would also teach the following classes: Video Production, Drama, journalism, Mock Trail, and Seminar.  Please contact Shawna A. Becenti, KCHS Principal at (505)-598-5881 ext. 11002.

Scholarship Opportunity for female Education majors entering senior year in 2015: Delta Kappa Gamma

Field Experiences & Certification

Field Experiences & Student Teaching

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