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Nua, Smith named SC Teachers of Promise
November 25, 2013
Seniors Erica Nua, of Palmdale, Calif., and Jessica Smith, of Lindsborg, Kan., have been named as the fall Sterling College Teachers of Promise. Two Teachers of Promise are selected each semester from a pool of candidates who will be clinical teaching the following semester and are recognized by Sterling College and the Kansas State Department of Education.
Criteria for the Teachers of Promise award relate to the key elements of the Sterling Teacher Education Program and include IDEAL attribute ratings for integrity, dependability, effective communication, appropriate attitude and leadership, along with overall grade point average and content and professional GPAs.
“We look for candidates who have a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and will represent the profession with excellence. I'm very pleased to have Jessica Smith and Erica Nua representing the Sterling Teacher Education Program as Teachers of Promise this fall. They are outstanding candidates, and I look forward to seeing their contributions to education in the future,” said Terri Gaeddert, director of the Sterling Teacher Education Program.
Nua and Smith attended the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award Banquet in Wichita on Nov. 23. During the day, they participated in workshops that were presented by the KTOY team from the previous year. Nua and Smith were also recognized along with the other Teachers of Promise during the banquet.
“I enjoyed working with and learning from experienced teachers. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with more professionals in my field. Being named a Teacher o