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Tamara Bird Jones Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Tamara Bird Jones L to R: Paul Chapman (Dean), Tamara Bird Jones, Mike Jones and Katie Harris (background screen)

On May 1, 2014, Katie Harris was presented the Tamara Bird Jones Outstanding Student Teacher Award.  The cash award was established by Mike Jones to honor his wife, Tamara Bird Jones, class of 1981, who is completing 30 years as a passionate educator and student advocate in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties.  The award recognizes excellence in student teaching and is given to a graduating senior who has shown superior potential for excellence in the teaching profession.  Ms. Harris attended the ceremony via SKYPE and has appeared as a Mystery Guest Reader at Springfield Park Elementary School where Mrs. Jones is the principal.

 

Recognizing Longwood's New "Pre-Service Teachers"

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On February 20, 2014, the College of Education and Human Services hosted a celebration to honor the 138 students who were accepted into the Teacher Education program. Students were given Longwood nametags identifying them as pre-service educators and a commemorative certificate.

Three generations of Longwood alumni welcomed the fourth generation, Taylor Poindexter, into the teaching profession.Taylor’s mother, Stephanie Waddill; Taylor Poindexter; Taylor’s grandmother, Joanne Taylor; and Taylor’s great-grandmother, Hilda Giannotti appear in the photo.

 Four generations

A similar ceremony was held on October 2, 2013 and 128 students were honored.