The sound of her shoes echo down the long hallway – each authoritative step signaling her arrival. They slow as she approaches her destination: her classroom. Crossing the room, she pulls open the curtains from the windows, awakening it to the morning light. Soon her much-anticipated students will be arriving, ready to start a new day of learning. Like many American teachers, she sits down at her desk to run through her first lesson one last time. However, there is one difference: her classroom is nearly 5,000 miles from home.
School of Education News
Anderson University student Rousseau Luzincourt spent Wednesday in turmoil, trying to find news about his sister living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He scoured news and Internet accounts, trying to see if he could recognize neighborhoods devastated by Tuesday’s earthquake.
Anderson University’s School of Education is in the third year of a successful internship program that offers student teachers an added semester to experience working more closely with students, parents and administrators.
Two Anderson University graduates have received the 2009 Teacher of the Year award in their districts.
Janet (Short) Mora, a 1983 Anderson University grad and 26-year teaching veteran, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year in the McAllen (Texas) Independent School District, and Jonathan Kline, a 2007 AU grad, was named Teacher of the Year in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis.