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January 26, 2018 – Fifteen King’s College students have begun a 16-week student teaching experience at area elementary, junior-high, and senior-high schools. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate. 

In addition to providing programs leading to an initial license, King’s Education Department offers master’s degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education and Reading. The College’s Post Baccalaureate program is available for persons possessing a bachelor’s degree who wish to become certified teachers. For more information about King’s Education Department graduate programs, call (570) 208-5983 or visit

King’s College education majors student teaching in local elementary and high schools are, seated from left: Andria Klinges, Wilkes-Barre, Old Forge Elementary; Halle Higgins, Elmer, N.J., Dana Street Elementary; Brianna Gehan, Hillsdale, N.J., Dodson Elementary; Madalynn Matosky, Wyoming, Riverside Elementary West; Jessica Bolton, Shavertown, Lake-Noxen Elementary; and Haley Tomaszewski, Parlin, N.J., Dana Street Elementary. 

Standing: Heather Wertman, student teacher supervisor; Jill Kost, Hanover Township, Pittston Area High School; Julia Stopper, Mountain Top, Pittston Area High School; Kristopher Gildein, Shickshinny, Wyoming Valley West High School; James Spangler, Clarks Summit, Solomon/Plains Jr. High School; Noah Barofski, White Township, N.J., Hanover Area High School; Christopher Kempinski, Mountain Top, North West Area Intermediate School; Donny Hopkins, Mountain Top, North West Area Middle/High School; Ninaleigh Wozniak, student teacher supervisor; and Br. Stephen LaMendola, C.S.C., director of student teaching. Absent from photo: Brianna Shishlo, Scranton, Mid-Valley Elementary Center; and Nicole Turner, West Pittston, Wyoming Area Primary Center.