Future Teachers Club
Hosts Networking/Alumni Event †
MCCC alumni reflected on their experiences in Mercer's Education program
and gave insight into the transfer process to four-year institutions during
a Future Teachers Club meeting with current Education students on Feb.
25. Attendees also heard valuable feedback from Assistant Professor Elizabeth
DeGiorgio and Education programs coordinator, Dr. Marianne Reynolds.
Pictured at the event were, back row, left to right: Club President Victoria Echeverri '07 (AA Liberal Arts and Sciences), now a junior secondary education/Spanish major at TCNJ; Amy Brechtel '06 (AA Education), a senior at Western Governors University, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary education; Sherry Anderson '07 (AA Liberal Arts and Sciences), a head-start teacher at the Community Development Institute for Mercer County, Hightstown School; Brittany Bennett '07 (AA Liberal Arts and Sciences), who will enter Rider in the fall as a secondary education/sociology major; Elaine Harland '05 (AA Liberal Arts and Sciences), who earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education/history from Rider University in December, 2007; Theresa Mizenko, '89, '90 (AS General Business, Office Systems Technology, respectively), who is interested in teaching children with mental disabilities; and Dan Feingold, '05 (AA Education), who graduated from Rider University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education/history in December, 2007. Seated, left to right, are faculty members Reynolds and DeGiorgio.
While the club usually
meets once a month, last semester with a highly motivated club president,
the group began meeting twice each month. "Our mission is to provide
education majors with the information they need and networking support,"
DeGiorgio said. "We
work hard at providing a knowledge base in child and adolescent development,
learning theory, diversity, special needs, and pedagogy so that students
not only meet the demands of the four-year institution but most importantly
of the teaching profession." The club also sponsors speakers who
can help students plan their future careers, and is hosting a transfer
workshop for Education majors on March 27 at noon in SC108.