Student teachers enter area schools for spring

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Student teachers enter area schools for spring

February 9, 2016

 Student Teachers
Twenty-three senior education students have begun their student teaching experiences as various schools in the area. First row is Mercedes Key, Ashlyn Ball, Laci Weatherly, Michelle Holcomb, and Elizabeth Shiever; second row is Kylie Jackson, Kalli Gruber, Ali Harbon, and Breeanna Eastwood; third row is Ashley Martin, Joanna Ruback, Ashley Murray, and Shannon Lowe; fourth row is Caitlyn Clark, Taylor Parrish, Alisha West-McLelland, Stephanie Eccles; fifth row is Kaylena Cecil, Jordyn Harris, Professor of Education Dr. Martie Young, Holly Roehl; back row is Grace Tepe, Scotty McCartney, Dakota Buckhaults, and Dean of School of Professional Studies Dr. Bo Hannaford.

In their final semester, 23 senior education students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have entered area schools to gain hands-on experience student teaching during the spring semester.

The students will return to campus for seminars on March 30 and May 2. Their portfolio exit interviews will be during finals week, May 2-6. Graduation is scheduled for May 7.

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

Elementary Education – Ashlyn Ball of Newkirk to Trout Elementary, Ponca City; Kalli Gruber of Enid to Pleasant Vale Elementary School, Enid; Kylie Jackson of Ponca City to Southwest Elementary, Clinton; Mercedes Key of Waukomis to Waynoka Elementary School, Waynoka; Shannon Lowe of Kremlin to Monroe Elementary School, Enid; Taylor Parrish of Enid to Pleasant Vale Elementary School, Enid; Holly Roehl of Ponca City to McCord Elementary School, Ponca City; Laci Weatherly of Marland to Woodlands Elementary School, Ponca City; and Alisha West-McLelland of Houston, Texas to Woodlands Elementary School, Ponca City.

Early Childhood Education – Breeanna Eastwood of Enid to Prairie View Elementary School, Enid; Stephanie Eccles of Ponca City to McCord Elementary School, Ponca City; Jordyn Harris of Shattuck to Arnett Elementary School, Arnett; Michelle Holcomb of Enid to Garfield Elementary School, Enid; Ashley Murray of Alva to Freedom Elementary School, Freedom; Joanna Ruback of Tyrone to Turpin Elementary School, Turpin; Elizabeth Shiever of Newkirk to First Lutheran Elementary School, Ponca City.

Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education – Kaylena Cecil of Enid to Glenwood Elementary School, Enid; and Ashley Martin of Enid to Taft Elementary School, Enid.

Math Education – Dakota Buckhaults of Buffalo to Cherokee High School, Cherokee; and Scotty McCartney of Harper, Kansas, to South Barber High School, Kiowa, Kansas.

Health and Sports Science Education student Caitlin Clark of Ponca City will be teaching at Longfellow Elementary School in Alva.

English Education student Ali Harbin of Anthony, Kansas, will be teaching at Caldwell High School / Middle School in Caldwell, Kansas.

History Education student Grace Tepe of Woodward will be teaching at Shattuck High School in Shattuck.

For more information on Northwestern’s teacher education program, please contact Dr. Christee Jenlink, professor of education and chair of the Division of Education, at (580) 327-8450 or