RU to Send 10 Students to Annual Teachers of Promise Institute
RADFORD Ten Radford University students have been selected to attend the annual Teachers of Promise Institute Friday-Saturday, March 19-20, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Teachers of Promise are outstanding student interns who maintain high academic standards, strong leadership and communication skills and who dedicate themselves to excellence in student teaching and as first-year teachers.
Students representing RU are:
College of Visual and Performing Arts Senior choral/vocal music education K-12 major Darren Goad of Floyd
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Graduate English education major Laura Bernhard of Blacksburg
College of Education and Human Development Senior health and physical education major Eric Martin of Danville, graduate early childhood education and early childhood special education major Stephanie Giles of Chatham, senior elementary education major Corinne Pitts of Clifton, graduate education major Naomi Goddard of Leesburg, senior interdisciplinary studies middle education major Jessica Ratcliffe of Salem, graduate dance education and social science major Lacie Omps of Slanesville, W.Va., and graduate special education majors Sarah Kidd of Mechanicsville and special education deaf/hard of hearing major Daniel Hill of Carroll County.
Participants are assigned mentors who serve as advisers and guide them through the transition to classroom teaching. The institute is sponsored by the Virginia Professional Educators Association and The Milken Family.