19 Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools

February 11, 2019

19 Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools 

Senior education majors are beginning their student teaching assignments in area schools. The students along with education faculty include (first row, left to right) Jason Alexander, Emily Harris, Morgan Glover, Jackie Burden, Brittney Miller, Caitlin Evans; (second row) Macey Alexander, Braylyn Graybill, Heather Russell, Ryan Gantt, Deserae McDermott, Jacey Bales; (third row) Dr. Christie Riley, Kelsie Lauer, Paola Ponce-Villalobos, Haleigh Brown, Dr. Martie Young; (fourth row) J.C. Wells, Karlton Riffel, Tyler Beasley and Dr. Christee Jenlink. Not pictured Amanda Beam. 

Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 19 senior education students have received their student teaching assignments and have entered area schools to gain hands-on experience.

The students will return to campus for seminars in April and their portfolio exit interviews in May. Graduation is scheduled for May 11.

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

Agriculture Education – Karlton Riffel of Tampa, Kansas, Fairview High School

Early Childhood Education – Heather Russell of Hennessey, Hennessey Elementary School

Elementary Education – Jacey Bales of Morrison, Frontier Elementary School; Haleigh Brown of Yukon, Enid Hoover Elementary School; Jackie Burden of Belmond, Iowa, 1st Lutheran Elementary School (Ponca City); Ryan Gantt of Enid, Pioneer Pleasant Vale Elementary School (Enid); Morgan Glover of Ringwood, Aline-Cleo Elementary School; Braylyn Graybill of Alva, South Barber Elementary School; Emily Harris of Alva, Burlington Elementary School; Brittney Miller of Drummond, Hennessey Elementary School;

English Education – Macey Alexander of Woodward, Alva Middle School; Amanda Beam of Mooreland, Woodward High School; Caitlin Evans of Enid, Chisholm High School (Enid); Kelsie Lauer of Buffalo, Ft. Supply High School;

Health and Sports Science Education – Jason Alexander of Woodward, Lincoln Elementary (Alva); Tyler Beasley of Cordell, Longfellow Elementary (Alva)

Math Education – Paola Ponce Villalobos of Beaver, Turpin High School; J.C. Wells of Laverne, Burlington High School

Special Education – Deserae McDermott of Enid, Emerson Middle School (Enid)

Teacher candidates also were able to take part in the Teacher’s Closet premiere event that helped each student get up to three, free and “new” professional outfits to help transition their wardrobe to professional dress. For more information or to donate gently used or new clothing to benefit young professionals contact Dr. Jen Oswald, assistant professor of education, at (580) 327-8451 or jdoswald@nwosu.edu or Dr. Jennifer Page, assistant professor of English, at (580) 327-8473 or jkpage@nwosu.edu. Find “The Teacher’s Closet” on Facebook for updates.

For more information on Northwestern’s teacher education program contact Dr. Christee Jenlink, professor of education and associate dean for the School of Education, at (580) 327-8450 or cljenlink@nwosu.edu.


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