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Spotlight on Success

School of Education and Human Services
Date: Apr 24, 2017

Maryland State Department of Education endeavors to bring together high caliber sudents from Maryland colleges and university schools of Education with veteran teachers for the Maryland Teachers of Promise Program.  Former teachers of promise report the program eases the transition into teaching.  This year's Mount students seleced to participate in the 2017 Maryland Teachers of Promise Program were from left to right Kelly Maloney, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Sarah Dahl, Olivia Curcillo, Karen Close, Maria Cugo, and Alexis Meyer.  


On March 15th the School of Education and Human Services welcomed back four alumni for the fourth annul Making an Impact Panel.  The Making an Impact Panel is an event that allows current Criminal Justice, Education, and Sociology students to see how former students have translated their time at the Mount into their professional careers and personal experiences.  This year's panelists included Margie Keech Cunningham, C'81, Jillian Watson Fowler, C'06, Alex Kestler, C'16, and Leigh Tippett, C'15.  Panelists encouraged students to make the most our of their time at the Mount and take advantage of the university's indispensable faculty.  Jillian Fowler, a current mentor resource teacher in Washington County, advised teacher candidates "to not be afraid to ask for help" and actively seek opportunities to learn new teaching techniquest and strategies.  Leifh Tippett, a cyber engineer and project manager for Forcepoint Federal, LLC, encouraged Criminal Justice majors to proactively seek out employment opportunities right out of college.  These four panelists provided valuable insight into their careers and how their experiences at Mount St. Mary's impacted their professional and personal lives. 

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