JSU College of Education and Professional Studies Newsletter
NOMINATIONS FOR CEPS ALUMNI HALL OF FAME OPEN
Nominations are now open for the 2023 College of Education and Professional Studies Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominees must be a graduate of a Jacksonville State University College of Education and Professional Studies program area. Those include:
Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education
Family & Consumer Sciences
Hospitality & Culinary
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Nominees must have at least five years experience in the program area in which they are nominated. Nominees should exhibit excellence in the field and contributions to the field through community service, innovative applications, and dedication to those they serve. Examples of those activities should be included in the nomination.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION
CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. CORTNEY DILGARD!
Ms. Cortney Dilgard, instructor in the Curriculum and Instruction department, had an article accepted to the Journal of Literacy Innovation. It will appear in the April issue. The article title is "Getting to the Root of Reading Intervention for Upper Elementary."
Photo Credit: Austin Tillison/JSU
SHOUTOUT TO CEPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANTS
- Verbal and written communication
- Computer and technical skills
- Typing and note-taking
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Attention to detail
- Customer service
- Flexibility and adaptability
We value their support and want them to know they are appreciated.
L-R: Martha Dingler, Sunshine Williamson, Alicia Parton, Lynn Steward, Sheryl Pesnell, Deanna Bohannon, Penny Lane, Lori Reynolds, Kay Coger
*Photo credit: Austin Tillison/JSU
CONGRATULATIONS TO CEPS SECONDARY EDUCATION GRADUATE - MRS. NIA STIVERS!
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - MS. LILY GRACE VERNON
Secondary Education student wins the title - MISS JSU 2023
With my mother being a first generation college graduate from Jacksonville State University, it has always been my hope to obtain a degree here also. It has been an honor for me to follow in her footsteps at JSU and enter into the best educational program in our state! I have always felt that JSU has the perfect blend of being a big campus with much to offer while keeping a small town feel! I can still say hello to professors I had when I was a freshman, and they remember me. Students are able to form lasting relationships with faculty here, and that is one of the reasons I love it so much.
I have known since I was fourteen years old that I want to become a teacher. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in a local school system for the past few years while going to college, and this experience has confirmed I am on the right path to fulfilling my dreams. My platform for Miss JSU is an initiative called Special Talented and Remarkable Students (STARS) in which I want to foster more opportunities for special needs students in the arts. Making everyone feel included has always been a driving force for me and through my platform, I will be able to share my passion while bringing awareness for more inclusion in the arts. I plan to be an educator who spotlights my students differences and highlights how this makes them special. Being an impactful educator has always been my dream, and I am so glad I chose JSU for my journey!
Photo credit: Austin Tillison/JSU
MRS. KAY COGER - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - TEACHER EDUCATION SERVICES
Mrs. Coger is a lifelong Alabamian where she attended White Plains School then New World Business College where she cultivated her desire to serve in the administrative assistant role.
Kay joined the JSU family in 2009 as the Administrative Assistant in Teacher Education Services where she assists our students with eligibility and completion of the Teacher Education Program. Prior to joining the JSU family, Kay worked in the wire and cable industry in various roles that included Executive Secretary and Inside Sales Associate.
Kay, and her husband Mark, have one son and daughter-in-law and are fourth generation farmers on her family’s farm in Iron City where they raise Charolais cattle, honey bees, backyard chickens (eggs!), and vegetables.
Kay enjoys entertaining family and friends with farm to table meals, canning their food, teaching canning classes, quilting, and annual trips to the mountains of North Carolina.
REGIONAL INSERVICE CENTER
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - an investment in teachers' literacy knowledge and professional practice. Through LETRS, teachers gain essential knowledge to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction required to transform student learning.
LITERACY STUDENTS BEGIN SEMESTER WITH BLOCK SESSIONS!
Content and Special Education Blocks Co-plan, Co-construct, and Co-teach Collaborative STEM Lessons at Kitty Stone Elementary
Dr. Jennifer Troncale (Content Block Elementary Science Professor), Dr. Cynthia Connor (Special Education Block Professor), and Mrs. Magon McAnelly (EL Specialist for Region 6) orchestrated a workshop designed to provide equitable STEM opportunities for all learners. The workshop focused on STEM content knowledge, the Engineering Design Process, UDL integration, and English Learner (EL) support strategies. Teacher candidates worked in collaborative teams to co-plan, co-construct, and co-teach STEM lessons.
VIDEO LINK: https://vimeo.com/792817846
*Permission to use student photos and video granted.