Northwestern student teachers gained hands-on experience before graduating

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Northwestern student teachers gained hands-on experience before graduating

 Student Teacher Group

The education students who spent their last semester in the field gaining hands-on experience as student teachers are: (first row, from left) Felicia Smith, Kristy Noble, Adam Smith, (second row) Joseph McGovran, Jeremy Harper, Nathan Jones, Dane Thrash, (third row) Malarie Cline, Jacque Boss, Pearl Lindquist, Jenna Looper, (fourth row) Mallory Eulberg, Kaeli Kaiser, Alissa Hart, Misty McCullough, Dani Cushenbery, (fifth row) Stephanie Dixon, Katie Smith, Baylei Zehr, Kyler McDonald, (sixth row) Allie Bishop, Bobbie Matthews, Dr. Beverly Warden, Patrick Driskill, Ethan Huff. Not pictured are Breanna Gossen and Garrett Bensch.

Students from Northwestern Oklahoma State University left campus at the beginning of the 2014 spring semester with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field.  Twenty-six senior education students gained hands-on experience as they entered the field through student teaching during their last semester before graduating.

Listed below are the students, their hometowns and teaching assignments.

English education – Baylei Zehr, Copeland (Kan.), Alva Middle School.

Health and Sports Science Education – Jeremy Harper, Burlington, Cherokee High School; Nathan Jones, Beaver, Vici High School; Kyler McDonald, Beaver, Alva Longfellow; Dane Thrash, Cheyenne, Burlington Public Schools.  

Elementary education – Jacque Boss, Perry, Kremlin Elementary; Malarie Cline, Enid, Enid Glendwood; Dani Cushenbery, Waynoka, Alva Longfellow; Stefanie Dixon, Fairview, Woodward Cedar Heights Elementary; Breanna Gossen, Corn, Guy K. Stump Elem Stuarts Draft (Va.); Pearl Lindquist, Alva, Waynoka Elementary; Jenna Looper, Ponca City, Ponca City Union Elementary; Misty McCullough, Tonkawa, Cherokee Elementary; Katie Smith, Enid, Enid Glendwood.

 Joe McGovran

Joseph McGovran, Okmulgee senior, receives the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship. Pictured are (from left) McGovran and Dr. Beverly Warden.

Early childhood education – Allie Bishop, Ponca City, Kildare Elementary; Mallory Eulbert, Enid, Enid McKinley/Enid Prairie View; Bobbie Matthews, Woodward, Vici Elementary; Kristy Noble, Beaver, Woodward Early Childhood Center.

Agriculture education – Garrett Bensch, Seiling, Fairview High School; Patrick Driskill, Pauls Valley, Elmore City High School; Joseph McGovran, Okmulgee, Burlington High School; Adam Smith, Guthrie, Ringwood High School.

Special education – Alissa Hart, Enid, Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Elementary; Kaeli Kaiser, Enid, Enid Longfellow Middle School; Felicia Smith, Blackwell, Ponca City Trout Elementary.

 Patrick Driskill

Dr. Beverly Warden (right) presents Pauls Valley senior Patrick Driskill with the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship.

Social Science education – Ethan Huff, Tonkawa, Blackwell High School.

Three of these 26 education seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship. Those recipients are Joseph McGovran, Patrick Driskill and Breanna Gossen.

The Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation works primarily with children with language and/or reading disorders.  Each semester the organization awards scholarships to teacher candidates who are completing their professional semester.

 Breanna Gossen

For more information on these scholarships or the university’s education program, contact Dr. Beverly Warden, division of education chair, at (580) 327-8450 or email