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History Student Teacher Program Highlighted at Department Reception

Apr 7, 2008 - The history department highlighted its history student teacher program at a reception on Monday, April 7, 2008. Interested students and department faculty attended this event, at which Cameron Armstrong, Abby Carpenter, and Nikki Henry – all spending the spring semester student teaching at local middle schools and high schools – talked about their experiences in the classroom. Guest speaker Mr. Wesley Smith, a middle-school teacher in Toone, Tennessee, shared ideas about learning and teaching during one’s first year in the profession. Attendees listened intently to the presentations while enjoying a variety of refreshments. Dr. Judy LeForge, who organized the reception, oversees the department’s history education program.

Mr. Wesley Smith (standing) talks about his work as a first-year middle school teacher in Toone, Tennessee, at the April 7 history department reception.

Interested students listen to Cameron Armstrong (front left) discuss what he has learned in the classroom as a student teacher.

History student teacher Abby Carpenter talks about her classroom experiences at a Jackson/Madison County high school during her presentation at the history reception on Monday, April 7, 2008.

A relaxed Nikki Henry gives history reception attendees a brief account of her learning experiences as a student teacher in a Jackson/Madison County middle school.