LSU's Nunn and Simmons Named to Inaugural Future Educator Honor Roll
Louisiana Board of Regents recognizes two LSU School of Education students at reception
May 15, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA - Two LSU School of Education students have been named to Louisiana Board of Regents inaugural Future Educator Honor Roll. Emily Nunn, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Fall 2018, from the Elementary Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program, and Laura Simmons, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Spring 2019, from the Early Childhood Education Program, were named to the Louisiana Board of Regents inaugural Future Educator Honor Roll.
Both Nunn and Simmons were honored by Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Kim Hunter-Reed, and State Superintendent of Education, John White for being named to the Future Educator Honor Roll. Nunn and Simmons were among 40 future teachers in the state in the first class of honorees recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents in a program at the Louisiana State Capitol on May 7.
Dr. Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Professor of Literacy, Leadership and Urban Education, and outgoing coordinator of the Elementary Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program and Dr. Pamela B. Blanchard, Associate Professor of Science Education, and incoming coordinator of the Elementary Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program issued a joint statement, “Emily Nunn is the epitome of an Elementary Education major – she loves working with young children, meeting new people, and learning new things – her curiosity is contagious, and she has a tremendous work ethic. Nominated by University Supervisor, Janet Kirshner, Emily was also selected as one of two students to receive the Elementary Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award in the April, 2019, School of Education Student Recognition Ceremony. We are simply thrilled at her selection and representation of the Elementary Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program.”
Dr. Cyndi DiCarlo, Professor of Early Childhood Education, coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program, and executive director of the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool was equally enthusiastic, stating, “Laura’s greatest strength is her ability to teach engaging lessons and differentiate her instruction, which can be attributed to her ability to be self-reflective. Her mentor teacher and university supervisor report that she is a dynamic presence in the classroom. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for her efforts.”
“Being recognized as inaugural honor roll members is a tremendous honor and speaks to the preparation of both programs,” said Dr. Neil Mathews, director of the LSU School of Education.
The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
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