Points of Pride
Kappa Delta Pi Fall 2017 Initiates!
Dr. Patricia Braun, adjunct faculty for the Department of Teacher Education, was recently inducted into the Illinois Reading Council Hall of Fame at the 2017 IRC Annual Conference. This award was developed to “recognize significant contributions to reading or reading education.” We are proud to count Dr. Braun as a member of our Department!
Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award
Sherri Bettis is an English teacher at Bloomington Junior High School and was the recipient of the UIS TEP Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award given through the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education *IACTE) in Spring of 2016. Sherri was an online TEP student at UIS, finishing the requirements for her teaching license in secondary English in Fall of 2013.
Sherri’s principal, Sherrilyn Thomas, says that Sherri demonstrates a genuine commitment for learning, a thorough understanding of middle school students, and solid content knowledge. Ms. Bettis also understand the importance of relationship building, and she engages students with techniques that make them feel ownership of their learning. Sherri Bettis is just one example of the amazing teachers we have in Illinois!
Hear what Kendra Baber, UIS teacher education student has to say about UIS, Alternative Spring Break, and becoming a teacher!