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Jan. 26, 2016 - Twenty seven King’s College education students recently began their 14-week student teaching in area primary and secondary schools. 

Supervised student teaching is required to fulfill King’s education degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.

King’s was the first Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to receive accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Pictured seated, from left, is Sarah Beth Kolodziej, Tunkhannock Area High School; Alyssa Monaghan, Solomon Plains Elementary; Colleen Peacock, Evans Falls Elementary; Andrea Kordek, Dodson Elementary; Brandy Popple, Dallas Elementary; Rebecca Willner, K.M. Smith Elementary; Calli Berryman, Good Shepherd Academy; Ashley Hembury, Dodson Elementary and Solomon Junior High School; Shaina Dougherty, Dallas Elementary and Middle School; and Alexandra Amico, Schuyler and JFK Elementary.

Pictured in second row, from left, is Brother Stephen LaMendola, C.S.C., Dr. Denise Reboli, and Dr. Laurie Ayre, of the King’s education department; student teachers James Strelecki, Roslund Elementary; Thomas Heston, Hanover Area School District; Lee Arner, Tamaqua Elementary; Lindsee Waldron, Nanticoke Area School District; Marykate Bulger, Lee Park Elementary; Natalie Pacileo, Lake Lehman Jr. High School; Gabrielle Fathel, Berwick Area Elementary; Emma Donnelly, Dan Flood Elementary; Nicole Haggerty, Wyoming Area School District; Bryan Paradise, Mehoopany Elementary; and Robert Richards, Marlene Knaub, Dr.  Thomas A. Drazdowski, and Dr. Nicholas Holodick of the King’s education department.

Pictured in back row, from left, is Brandon Hampton, Wyoming Valley West High School; Kenneth Bryden III, Lake Lehman Noxen Elementary; Patrick Frank, State Street Elementary; Magie Gola, Lake Lehman High School; Nicole Reese, Wyoming Area High School; Allison Mendola, Neil Armstrong Elementary School; and Mark Lewis, North Pocono High School.