Written by Keelin Crotty
The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) hosted a Teacher Panel on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Hall of Governors. Students at Governor State University (GSU) who are pre-service educators attended and asked questions. The Teacher Panel covered topics regarding student teaching, first year teaching strategies, how to write resumés, tips on applying for jobs, educators as professionals, specialty areas in education, and how to prep for the edTPA.
The panel consisted of a range of teachers including several first year teachers through retired teachers: Mr. Jeff Pennington (SPED), Mr. Charles Robinson (3rd Grade/ GSU Grad), Mr. Joseph Baud (Kindergarten/ GSU Grad), Mr. Jon Nebor (High School English), Ms. Jaimie Metoyer (High School English), Mr. Adam Tourlakes (Middle School Paraprofessional), Dr. Steven Sharp (Former ESL Teacher/ Prof. at GSU), and Ms. Margie Trigg (retired teacher/ IEA Mentor). Current principals were able to give advice on how to have an over the top interview and make a great first impression. Principals included Mr. Roger Schnitzler (Principal), Ms. Vernecia L. Gee- Davis (principal), and Dr. Adam Thorns (Principal). Dr. Angela Thompson (edTPA Coordinator/ Professor at GSU) shared her knowledge and advice on how to prepare and succeed with edTPA. The GSU students who attended left with an abundance of knowledge to help them prepare to be successful educators. The SEA would like to thank the panelist volunteers for their valuable time and knowledge.
This event was organized by SEA President/KDP Vice-President, Jessica White, and SEA/KDP Committee Chair, Dr. Katy Hisrich.