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Educator Preparation Program

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New Candidates!

Dr. Bailey's Promotion Celebration! March 2020


Dr. Hanson's promotion celebration! Jan. 2020


New candidate induction ceremony Sept. 12, 2019

new teacher canidatesthe education faculty pose with Our new teacher candidates 

Front: Kaylee Flathers, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Hanson

Back: Dava Roth, Addison Laker, Kyler Perez, Haley Parker, Madison, Reynolds, Madison Smith, Andrew Clegg, Alex Wible, Erin Browning, CeCe Susott, Jordan Bear,

Mikayka Rehor, Abigail Anderson, Katelynn Buchan, Sydney Mattingly, Seth Dickey, Dionicio Sierra Visoso, Will Gershon (not pictured is Jordan Kennedy who is studying abroad)

Congratulations to ALL!!

Commencement 2019

edu grade 19Congratulations to our 2019 Educator Preparation Program COmpleters

Pictured above left to right:

Row 1: Dustin Bailey, Debbie Hanson, Cheryl Torline

Row 2: Hanah Marichal, Sam Green, Rachel Miller, Michaela Williams Marcum, 

Row 3: Bekah Wilhoit, Shayla Shepherd

Row 4: Christa Luper, Amanda Stump, Abby Daley

Row 5: Jessica Rieskamp, Jailynn Wells, Kyle Conrad, Jacob Rugen, Travis Butte

google logoGoogle Photo Album from 2019 Commencement and more


Seniors farewell picnic

photo booth 19Left to right is:  Dr. Bailey, Bekah Wilhoit, Hannah Marichal, Rachel Miller, Jessica Rieskamp, Mrs. Cheryl Torline and Jacob Rugen

EDucator Induction ceremony 2019

Left to right: Dr. Bailey Jessica Rieskamp kyle, conrad, bekah wilhoit, amanda stump, sam green, rachel miller, jailynn wells, Ms. roth, shayla shepherd, Dr. Hanson (not pictured are abby daley, travis butte, layne harnisfeger, hannah marichal, jacob rugen, and michaela williams)

HSEA award

Jessica Rieskamp (above) was chosen by Hanover Student Education Association (HSEA) as the very first recipient of their INSPIRATION AWARD.  Congratulations to Jess!!

educator of the year 2019 keynote address

Our 2019 Exceptional educator of the year Kala Jamison cudjoe '06 is pictured above with her proud husband Omar after delivering our keynote address and receiving her well deserved award

Our Exceptional Educator of the Year for 2019 is Kala Jamison Cudjoe.  Kala graduated from Hanover College in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education certification. She returned to her home town and began her career at Scottsburg Elementary School, working as an Interventionist for two years before moving into a first grade classroom. Mrs. Cudjoe taught first grade for nine years before transitioning to second grade for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kala credits her education courses at Hanover and her wonderful student teaching experience for showing her the importance of cross-curricular lessons. She incorporates science and social studies into math and reading whenever possible. She especially enjoys teaching writing and believes that writing enhances all subjects.

Kala's interest in cross-curriculum lessons led her to pursue Project Based Learning. She implemented projects into her classroom for years before becoming one of less than 100 teachers nationwide certified in Project Based Learning in 2016. Some of the projects her first grade classes have completed include putting on a school-wide movie night with student-created movies and student-run concession stand to raise money for a local non-profit organization, and organizing a community health fair with hundreds of participants and visitors after studying that Scott County is ranked #92 out of 92 counties in terms of health. On a lighter note, Kala's students turned their classroom into a life-sized zoo and have raised funds to adopt a total of 10 animals at the Louisville Zoo.

Kala teaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) instead of STEM because she believes that Art belongs in every classroom and fosters creativity in other disciplines. She includes Art activities focusing on drawing, writing, and even dancing. For the last four years her first grade class has participated in the Louisville Zoo Trashformation Earth Day celebration in which students use recycled materials to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through Art.

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Google Photo Album from the Educator Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our 2018 Educator Preparation Program Completers and Hanover College Graduates!!

For more photos from 2018 Commencement, go to 2018 EPP Commencement Album

Joselyn (Makamae) Evans-Bautista, Allyson Howard, Allison Brooks, Thomas Doering, Stephanie Ziebell

Baylee Roach, MaCayla Smallwood, Katherine Workman, Jordan McHenry

Zachary Bosell, Autum Kimla, Amanda Mousa

Professor Dava Roth, Keeli Stewart, Peyton Spaugh, Hannah McElroy, Katie Hedge, Dr. Deborah Hanson, Ms. Cheryl Torline

Dr. Dustin Bailey, Natalie Williamson, Alisha West, Madison Grimes, Bridgette Farmer

Not present for the photo: Antoine Baldon, Joseph DeLeo, Bailey Garey, Layne Harnishfeger

2018 EPP Senior Send Off

For more photos from our 2018 Education Senior Send Off fo to 2018 Senior Send Off Party Albumsenior send off group

2018 Hanover College Educator Induction Ceremony 

For additional photos from our 2018 Educator Induction Ceremony, go to Educator Induction 18 album

seniorsSenior Program Completers receive certificates of completion and Hanover College Educator professional pins at the awards ceremony on April 5, 2018

Pictured left to right above are: Dr. Debbie Hanson, Prof. Dava Roth, Katie Hedge, Thomas Doering, Ally Howard, Katie Workman, Allie Brooks, Autum Kimla, Jordan McHenry, Joselyn Evans-Bautista, Hannah McElroy, Peyton Spaugh, Keeli Stewart, MaCayla Smallwood, Amanda Mousa, and Dr. Dustin Bailey.  Not pictured are program completers Antoine Baldon, Zach Bosell, Phoenix Chavez, Adam Comer, Joe DeLeo, Brigitte Farmer, Bailey Garey, Madison Grimes, Baylee Roach, and Alisha West.

admitted students

Newly Admitted Students Welcomed to the Educator Preparation Program as Part of  Educator Induction Ceremony

Rebekah Thorpe, Emma Boomershine, Cambria Jones, Brooke Todd, Kaleb Grabert, Morgan West, Fina-Mariah Ruiz, Cecily Girton, and Trina Steiden proudly pose with their new classroom name badges. Others admitted but unable to attend are Abby Howes, Lauren Lester, Lizzie Matchett, Wezi Mulamba, and Jake Sipes-Salter.

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Judy Switzer White '82 Named as Hanover College Exceptional Educator of the Year for 2018 during Educator Induction Ceremony

Our 2018 Exceptional Educator of the Year is Mrs. Judy White who graduated from Hanover in 1982 and received her Master's degree from Indiana University. Judy began her career at Batesville and then came to back to Hanover
to teach at Southwestern Elementary. Mrs. White taught second grade for 20 years before taking over the Music program for the last 15 years.  Judy exemplifies the selfless attitude of exceptional educators by presenting two music
programs a year each for Kindergarten to fifth grade, requiring hours of planning and despite oftentimes paying for the materials herself to have Christmas and Spring programs for her students.  She has remarked that music class
may be the high point of the day for some children and and can be the switch that turns on the light for their education.  Mrs. White follows in the steps of both parents who were also teachers and is a member of the PTA and ISTA.
She has participated in many additional efforts like after- school tutoring programs for struggling students. Judy has been an active member of the Hanover College Education Advisory Board for more than 12 years, as well as serving
as an adjunct instructor teaching EDU 260 "Focus on the Arts" for Hanover elementary education students. The Educator Preparation Program faculty and staff are proud to honor Judy White as our Exception Educator for 2018.

Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Certification (IACTE) HOnors outstanding future educators for 2018 at ceremony

iacte 2018 outstanding future educators

Pictured above are Alisha West - Secondary Education, Ally Howard - Elementary Education, and Jordan McHenry - Special Education


Exploring Education in the United Kingdom - Spring Term 2018

For additional photos from the travel course to the UK, click 2018 EDU trip to UK

collage of photos from UK 2018

2017 Cohort2017 Educator Preparation Program Graduates Hanover College Class of 2017

Gunnar Ranard, Gavin Alexander, Anna Cornacchione, Kevin Scholz

Kimberly Litchfield, Morgan Werner, Miriam Cahill, Katie Schmidt, Courtney Tierney

Dr. Dustin Bailey, Adam Comer, Brennan Pool, Ashley Emily, Nora Stacy, Caitlin Norman, Hannah Buit Shepherd, Reagan Hunt

Professor Dava Roth, Dr. Debbie Hanson, Mrs. Cheryl Torline

2016 Education Cohort