The Education Department's annual student-teacher dinner salutes the partners who
support R-MC's efforts to prepare qualified educators.
On February 19, 2013, the Randolph-Macon College Education
Department hosted its annual student-teacher dinner in Estes Dining Hall
to salute the partners who support R-MC’s efforts to prepare qualified educators.
These vital partners include: Hanover County Public Schools’ mentoring teachers
and HCPS administrators, R-MC education faculty, the Teacher Preparation Committee
members (which includes R-MC faculty members and HCPS school board administrators),
college administrators, and tutorial faculty.
The guest speaker, Brennan Sigel, a social studies teacher at Atlee High School
and Hanover County Public Schools’ 2013 Teacher of the Year, said that the key to
success as a classroom teacher is to build positive relationships with students,
parents and colleagues.
“Our students were inspired with Ms. Sigel’s dedication and passion and are committed
to becoming caring educators,” says R-MC’s Director of Teacher Preparation and Educational
Outreach Leslie Roberson. “They’re also inspired by alumni connections: Two cooperating
teachers for our student teachers are R-MC alumnae: Erin Attkisson Cobb ’04
is a history teacher at Lee-Davis High School and Jackie Wilson Fitzgerald ’07
is a Latin teacher at Hanover High School. Both completed their majors and education
minors at R-MC and both were inducted into the R-MC Phi Beta Kappa chapter. In addition,
R-MC Education Professor Michael Mudd ’97, who serves as principal
of South Anna Elementary School, is a wonderful role model for our education students.”
In all there are eight student-teachers and HCPS placements: Aliya Headley ’13
(French major) is placed at Hanover High School;
Kerra Lundgren ’13 (Latin
major) is placed at Hanover High School; Murphy Protzman ’13 (French
major) is placed at Liberty Middle School and Atlee High; Tyler Kane ’13
(history major) is placed at Oak Knoll Middle
School; Nick Lapres ’13 (history major) is placed at Oak Knoll
Middle School; Hillary Sherbert ’13 (history major) is placed at
Lee Davis High School; Brian Sommer ’13 (English
major) is placed at Liberty Middle School; and Tricia Wayland ’13
(communication studies major)
is placed at South Anna Elementary School.