Quincy University’s School of Education honored its teacher education graduates on Wednesday, April 29, by a virtual ceremony hosted by the School of Education. 

This year the School of Education experienced its largest class in four years thanks to tireless work of the faculty as well as the addition of the Early Childhood Program, the Grow Your Own Scholarship, and two new faculty members. 

“The students and their families are the heart of this program and I’m so thankful to be a part of it, said Glenda McCarty, Ph.D., director of teacher education. “I also want to thank all the donors and supporters of the program. It is all the parts working together that make this program successful.”

The following awards were presented at the event.   

  • Marian/Dorothy Reinhart Award for Achievement and Leadership in Education, presented to Kaitlyn Phillips ’19, elementary education. 
  • Dr. George C. Meyer Servant Leadership in Education Award, presented to Kellyn Lamore ’20, special education. 
  • Dr. Gary J. Carter Integrity in Education Award, presented to Autumn Lucas ’19,  secondary and middle grades English. 
  • Crim-Campbell Legacy Award, presented to Emma Cunningham ’20, secondary and middle grades English. 

The Teacher Education Program at Quincy University prepares teachers to use reflective decision-making skills to improve their instruction. As servant leaders, these teachers will use both content knowledge and pedagogical skills to give all students, particularly those most at-risk, the skills and knowledge to be successful learners. They will model the ethical and professional norms of education and be true examples of life-long learners.                               

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