April 6, 1993 |
Rutgers senior Kim Nichols - for so many years a student - is almost ready to re-enter the classroom as a teacher. There's just one final step: a semester of student teaching. Last week, Nichols learned she might not be able to take that step. According to a letter sent last Tuesday to the education students at Rutgers' Camden campus, recent budget cuts mean the school can't hire enough people to supervise the student teachers. "The number of students the department can support in student teaching will be severely curtailed," said the letter from Roberta Devlin-Scherer, education department chairwoman.
April 8, 2007 |
One is a vice principal in charge of discipline. Three teach special education. One is a guidance counselor, another a physical education teacher. These six educators have something more in common than their profession. They all also happen to be DJs. There's Ron Strauss, a vice principal at Highland Regional High School. Jonathan Strout is a guidance counselor at Cherry Hill East. Joe Smith teaches special education at Toms River South after spending 12 years at Delsea Regional High School.
February 22, 1987 |
Richard Appel sat with a cup of coffee, a textbook and some notes in the teachers' lounge at the Penn Wood East Middle School in Yeadon. In a few minutes, he would be standing in front of about 25 students, mostly 14- and 15-year-olds, in what he feared might be a vain attempt to interest them in Romeo and Juliet. It would be the first time he would stand before a public school class as a teacher. Two years ago, he taught English to Spanish-speaking students at a private school in Los Angeles, but that, he said, was different.
April 13, 1993 |
It was the old good news, bad news routine. The good: Most of the 56 education students at Rutgers University's Camden campus who expect to student-teach next school year probably will get to do so after all. The bad: There's no such guarantee for the students who come after them. In fact, finances might force the campus to cut back on its education program. "I can honestly say the education department in Camden is the most underfunded education department I've ever seen," said Robert Catlin, dean of arts and sciences.
February 4, 1996 |
Keri Snedden, who teaches multiply handicapped youngsters at the Burlington County Special Services School District, has added another job title: adjunct professor at Trenton State College. The title is unofficial, but under an agreement with the state college and the school district, Snedden is teaching a new generation of teachers, as well as their professors. Under the program, Trenton State not only sends its seniors to the Burlington County facility for student teaching and its underclassmen to observe activities, but also sends its faculty, to lead teacher-training workshops.
October 10, 1993 |
For nine years, she worked for IBM. Her second full-time job - raising two children - also lasted nine years. Now 40, Joanne Springrose has embarked on a third career - teaching. "Once my youngest was in first grade, in 1991, I decided to go back to college," Springrose said. "I needed to do something with my time. My family is very important to me, and I wanted to do something that still gave me vacations with them. " So Springrose, a graduate of Purdue University in 1975 with a degree in interior design, decided to pursue the one career that would put her schedule in sync with her children: teaching.
November 7, 1996 |
Rosemary B. Smith Fesi, 45, who decided later in life to become a kindergarten teacher, died Monday at her Collegeville home after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. After many years as a homemaker, Mrs. Fesi went back to school and in 1989 earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Chester University. In 1994, she earned a master's degree in education from the same school. She completed her student teaching at Arrowhead Elementary School in the Methacton School District.
January 25, 2010 |
Emily Spencer Shook, 69, of Ardmore, an educator who taught disabled children for 42 years, died of a heart attack Jan. 14 at home. Mrs. Shook earned a bachelor's degree, with a dual major in elementary and special education, from Pennsylvania State University and completed her student teaching at Widener Memorial School in Philadelphia. After graduating in 1962, she returned to Widener, a public school for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and other neuromuscular diseases and disabilities.
July 15, 1997 |
William J. Saltzer, 73, a health and physical education teacher in Cherry Hill for more than two decades, died Sunday at his home in Cherry Hill. Born in Lebanon, Pa., he was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He moved to Cherry Hill in 1960. Mr. Saltzer was a physical education and health teacher from 1970 to 1985 at the Henry C. Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill, where he was the head soccer coach and an assistant track coach. He started teaching in Cherry Hill elementary schools in 1963.
June 1, 2005 |
Jessica McKelvey spent much of her childhood in a small, southern Pennsylvania town where her friends and neighbors were white, where holiday parades down Main Street were led by the high school marching band, and where the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge ran basket bingo nights. "Real country," she said. So inner-city Philadelphia was not high on her list of places to pursue a teaching career until her adviser at Indiana University of Pennsylvania suggested it. Now, the 23-year-old can't imagine teaching any place other than Moffet Elementary, a feisty little school surrounded by worn-down factories and vacant lots in Kensington.