For Immediate Release
Contact:  John McAndrew
Director, Public Relations

January 22, 2020 - Twenty King’s College students have begun a 16-week student teaching experience at area school districts. The supervised teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s teacher preparation requirements in order to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.

Pictured, seated, from left, are student teachers Molly Ramsey, Lake-Lehman High School; Vanessa Peterson, Hanover Area High School; Erica Dougherty, Maple Manor Elementary School, Hazleton Area School District; Jennifer Smalley, Meyers High School; Kailie Karensky, Old Forge High School; Anna Beyer, Solomon Plains Junior High School, Wilkes-Barre Area; Micaela Piell, Dana Street Elementary School, Wyoming Valley West School District; and Violeta Matte, Schuyler Avenue, Wyoming Valley West School District.

Pictured in middle row, from left, are student teachers Albert Hrabovecky, Hazleton Area High School;  Jacob Vaxmonski, Wyoming Area High School; Tara Johnson, Wyoming Area Primary Center; Tiana Kilbourn, Kennedy Early Childhood, Greater Nanticoke Area; Mackenzie Yori, Dodson Elementary, Wilkes-Barre Area; Miranda Romanofski, Wyoming Area Primary Center; Alexzandria Yadsko, West Hazleton Elementary, Hazleton Area; and Matthew Kotulak, Dana Street Elementary, Wyoming Valley West School District.

Pictured in back row, from left,  is Brother Stephen LaMendola, CSC, Director of Student Teaching; student teachers Francesco Pesce, Holy Redeemer High School; Jessalyn Engle, Northwest Area Primary School; Catherine Walsh-Dipaolo, Old Forge Elementary School; and Mallory Faux, Ross Elementary School, Lake-Lehman High School; Dr. Denise Reboli, chair of the Education Department.

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 in about 18 months and includes certificates in elementary, secondary, special education and languages.

For more information about King’s Education Department graduate programs, call (570) 208-5991 or visit