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SustainerPledgeLuncheon2016Thanksgiving in June?  Yes, indeed.  On June 29 Dean Palmer invited donors who make monthly conributions to the SEHS Fund for Excellence to join her for the 5th Annual Sustainer Pledge Luncheon at the Wine Kitchen, Frederick, MD.  Donors learned how their gifts supported SEHS students and faculty directly.  Dean Palmer thanked alumni for their generous support of the SEHS.
Those in attendance were Daniel and Jillian Fowler, Jessica (Halliday) Barthman, Michael and Stacey Hobbs, Linda Sites, Mary Newton, Michele (Egan) McGuire, Pepper Bowins, Barbara and Nelson Palmer, Nora (Schmidt) Dietz, and Kim Johnson. 


ForsheyTrevor    Trevor W.  Forshey is pictured with Barbara Martin Palmer, Dean, School of Education  
    and Human Services, at the Fall 2015 graduation ceremony for graduate students held on
    October 25th.  Trevor earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with Certification in
    Elementary Education.  


Social Justice Panel 2015  Drs. Tim Wolfe and Kim Hansen were members of the planning       
  committee that organized the Justice in America Today? Challenges
  and Opportunities for Action
panel discussion held in a packed Knott
  Auditorium on September 2nd.
  Distinguished panel members included:  Marc Mauer, one of the
  country's leading experts on sentencing policy and the criminal justice
  system; Anthony Batts, former Baltimore City Police Commissioner,
  and Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden, Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  This event was sponsored by the Office of the President.

PalmerAustria2015Barbara Martin Palmer, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, joined literacy researchers and educators from 45 nations and 6 continents for the 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria held July 13-16.  Under its theme and title “Literacy in the New Landscape of Communication:  Research, Education and the Everyday”, the conference offered 200 papers, symposia, workshops, demonstrations of good practice in classrooms and in the training and education of teachers, as well as examples of up-to-date research in all areas of literacy.   Dean Palmer presented “Skilled Reading of Complex Text:  Increasing Metacognitive Awareness of Preservice Teachers” in which she described instructional practices she employs in MEDUC 523  Processes and Acquisition of Reading to help skilled readers think deeply about the varied processors involved in reading (e.g., phonology, orthography, semantics, and syntax).  Other presenters in the session were from Sweden, Taiwan, and Mexico.  “The conference was a professional highlight of my career.  The exchange of ideas was rich given the varied contexts represented in the audience,” said Palmer. 


The Teachers of Promise Program (TOP) and Institute began in 2007 as an outgrowth of the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program, a program of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The goals of thes program are to encourage the best and brightest college students to teach in Maryland and to provide a transition from student to first year teacher. The program capitalizes on the expertise of Teachers of the Year and other award-winning educators by matching them with promising pre-service seniors from Maryland colleges and universities. These are students that demonstrate high academic achievement and teaching skills as evidenced by their grades and student teaching. Mentors and protégés work together online during the spring and summer transition period until the new teachers are placed in their schools.

The Mount's education students selected to participate in the 2015 Maryland Teachers of Promise program are pictured left to right: Amanda Jedlowski, Rachel Teti, Nicole Presti, Rose Branzell, and Kelsey Wailes. 

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