Congratulations to Justin Brecht, 5th grade teacher and founder of the B.R.I.C.K. Academy at John F. Mendoza Elementary School, for being named Clark County’s January Educator of the Month (sponsored by The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sierra Nevada College)! Further information about Justin Brecht’s admirable accomplishments can be found here.
Anne Marie Eby was the winner of the 2013 M.Ed. Academic Achievement Award for her action plan, Picture This! A Visual-Spatial Approach to Learning. She won $5,000 to implement her action plan at her school, Martha P. King Elementary School. Congratulations, Anne, for a job well done!
Teacher Education students receiving their awards at SNC’s annual Awards Ceremony.
Each of the following students in the Department of Teacher Education received an award in recognition of their outstanding work at Sierra Nevada College’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Incline campus last Friday. Congratulations to all of you for your excellent work! (For further pictures, take a look at SNC’s Flicker gallery of the event).
Outstanding Student Teachers:
- Lisa Mezzetti (Incline/Reno): Elementary Education
- Orlando Santos (Las Vegas): Elementary Education
- Meghan Daseler (Incline/Reno): Secondary Education
- Kaaveh Akbari (Las Vegas): Secondary Education
Outstanding Professional Project:
- Brenda Gants (Incline/Reno): Curiosity Kits: Creating and Utilizing High-Interest Thematic Research Kits to inform Second Grade Expository Writing
- Ivygail Abbella (Las Vegas): Teaching Place Value in the First Grade: A Resource Guide
- Michelle Lesseig (Incline/Reno): Digital Literacy Teaching Strategies
- Jennifer Marchant (Las Vegas): Understanding Young Spanish Learners’ Affective and Academic Classroom Experience
Outstanding M.Ed. Action Plan
- Janeen Kelly (Las Vegas): Author 2 Author
Charlie Riley presenting Eric Harssema with his finalist certificate as he stands with his second-grade class at Incline Elementary School
Congratulations to Eric Harssema, an Incline Elementary School teacher and Sierra Nevada College Teacher Education alumnus, for being the second finalist for Truckee Hometown Sears-Sierra Sun Teacher of the Year! Eric has been with Incline Elementary School for four years after earning his M.A. from SNC.