School of Education names outstanding mentor and early educator
April 17, 2014
School of Education at University of Wisconsin-Stout has chosen Bob Boone for
the Pre-service Teacher Mentor Award and Brittany Johnson for the Early Career
awards were recently established by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for
Pre-service Teacher Mentor Award is presented to an outstanding educator who
has mentored preservice teachers for at least five years and demonstrates
professional responsibility, evidentiary assessment, effective classroom
management and the ability to lead and nurture preservice teachers.
Early Educator Award is presented to an outstanding educator within the first
three years of his or her career based on a combination of any of the following:
positive impact on schools and communities, innovation in designing learning
experiences and student advocacy.
a seventh-grade science teacher at Menomonie Middle School, has been a School
of Education cooperating teacher since the 1990s and has mentored approximately
25 students. The students have been well- prepared to be in the classroom, he
has been great to see UW-Stout's science education program get off the ground
and flourish,” Boone said.
of the science ed program have a strong background in both content and
pedagogy. They have gained practical skills that make them successful teachers,
with a university that is right in town makes the experience a unique one. The
staff at UW-Stout have always been very supportive and helpful,” he said
is a 2013 UW-Stout alumna with a B.S. in science education and certifications
in chemistry and biology. She teaches in Cumberland at Island City Academy, a
charter school for grades seven through 12.
asked what she likes best about teaching, Johnson said, “I like getting to know
students and their interests and abilities. I like being able to teach my
content area in an enthusiastic and enjoyable way for students to understand.”
set the criteria for the awards, and universities created the process for
selection on their respective campuses. Kevin Mason, UW-Stout associate professor
in science education, nominated Boone and Johnson.
spirit of the awards is to recognize that all of our teacher education programs
across the state are producing high quality teachers and that creating
exemplary teachers involves strong partnerships with excellent master teachers
in the field,” said Brian McAlister, director of the School of Education.
awards ceremony was held in March in Madison.
more information about education programs at UW-Stout refer here.