Education Viewbook - Page 5

STUDENT SUCCESS Jacqui is a 2016 GMercyU graduate who majored in Education. While at GMercyU, Jacqui: • Participated in eight semesters of classroom observations beginning her freshman year thanks to the TAP Program • Served as the president of the Special Education Club for her sophomore and junior year, and was responsible for facilitating the Alex Valeno Exceptional Persons 5K • Was honored in junior year with the George O’Neill Memorial Scholarship presented by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in Harrisburg, Pa. • When Jacqui graduated in 2016, she was chosen for the Outstanding Leadership Award and the Outstanding Student Teacher Award TODAY: Jacqui currently is a Fifth Grade Teacher at Blue Bell Elementary School. She was also recently recognized as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, an honor reserved for self-driven and passionate teachers who inspire their students and the world with creative thinking and collaborative spirit. STUDENT SUCCESS Joan’na Pray, a graduate of GMercyU’s Class of 2018, was thoroughly impressed by our education curriculum. During her time here, Joan’na: • Took part in GMercyU’s Student Government Association (SGA) • Benefitted from the wide variety of educational courses offered, as opposed to the more stringent curriculum at her previous school • Earned a student teaching position at St. Malachy’s, a Catholic school in her own Philadelphia neighborhood TODAY: Joan’na currently works as a Kindergarten Teacher at St. Malachy’s, where she completed her student teaching while at GMercyU.