SPRING 14 ( 03/03/2014)
This week your midterm and disposition assessment are due to be submitted to my office. You will all need to sign the disposition on the student portal under student teaching. If you are in any major other than ECED Bock 2 you will need to sign your student teaching assessment on the student portal. Some students may have a delay in this timeline due to snow days and your supervisors will complete as soon as possible.
Placements have been sent out for all Fall 14 placements except Block 2 and 5. Those will go out next week, We will send out the first batch of confirmations the week after Spring Break and then weekly after that until the end of the semester. Once the semester is over we will send them as we receive them. These all go to your KENT . EDU e-mail. You also need to turn in your prerequisite verification form as soon as your trainings are complete
You should be completing your profiles and information cards and turning them into the office by March 7. Three copies and the information card. If you are interested in out of state or overseas you need to see me for out of state or Dr. Cushner for COST.
INTRODUCING THE NEW DIRECTOR: MIKE ENGLERT
Mr. Knapp will retire at the end of the day on March 7 after serving as Director of Clinical Field Experience since January of 2009. The following is from Mr. Englert:
Kent State University is highly recognized in the field of Education for their work with Teacher Training and professional development. Having had the opportunity to work in the Education profession for many years as both a classroom teacher and a school administrator, I am excited to have the opportunity to join the KSU team as the Director of Clinical Experience and Community Partnerships.
As a former high school teacher and coach, I learned how important the role of a classroom teacher can be in providing a positive influence for students, as well as providing students with the skills necessary to be successful members of their community. As a former building Principal, I learned how important it is to provide training and professional development opportunities for Teachers, as well as providing vision and leadership for delivering high standards in curriculum and instruction. Finally, as a former Human Resource Director and Assistant Superintendent, I learned how important the role of the school district can be to its community and the necessity to promote a positive school environment that supports a true 'partnership' with parents, area businesses, and community leaders.
I hope to bring to Kent State University a broad range of experience in the field of Education, and I look forward to working with our students, Faculty, Advisors, and my professional colleagues in providing the kind of vision and guidance that is expected of a world class university.
Michael T. Englert
Director of Clinical Experience and Community Partnerships