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Large Group Attends History Teacher Education Reception

Apr 28, 2009
Thirty people attended the history department’s teacher education reception on April 28, 2009. Trista Rowland, currently student teaching at Rose Hill Middle School, was the featured speaker during a reception program that focused on teaching. She talked about experiences she has had in the classroom this spring, and she gave several tips on classroom learning and management to students considering a teaching career at the middle or high school level. Dr. Judy LeForge, the history department’s teacher education supervisor, organized the event and provided refreshments.


Dr. Judy LeForge (right) introduces Trista Rowland to attendees at the history teacher education reception on April 28, 2009.


Trista Rowland talks about some of her spring semester experiences as a student teacher.


Dr. Keith Bates (left) and Dr. Terry Lindley listen to Trista Rowland’s presentation, while Dr. Bates’ daughter Rachel observes Dr. Lindley.


Dr. Keith Bates (left to right), Dr. Terry Lindley, Cady Marie Stallings, Margaret Brinson, and Josh Garcia react to a light-hearted comment that Trista Rowland made during her presentation at the history teacher education reception on April 28. Dr. Bates' daughter Rachel is on his lap.


Reception attendees listen attentively as student teacher Trista Rowland comments on her classroom experiences this spring.


Dr. Judy LeForge (left to right), Lauren Bogdan, Anna Dunn, James Avery, Mrs. Chris Rowland, Matthew Parker, and Rebecca Anderson listen to Trista Rowland talk about her work as a student teacher at Crockett County High School.


With an overflow crowd at the history teacher education reception, students listen from the hallway as Trista Rowland responds to a question about her classroom experiences as a student teacher. The standing students are (left to right): Leslie Bell, Christian Wallen, Elizabeth McCrary (in pink shirt), Caitlin Roach, and Tim Call.