FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
EMU STUDENT RECOGNIZED AS 'OUTSTANDING
TEACHER OF THE YEAR' IN MICHIGAN
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University's Quinn Strassel of Ypsilanti was one of four students recently named "Outstanding Student/Intern Teacher of the Year" by the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE). The award is granted to student teachers who excel in their student teaching experience.
Strassel, who taught at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School, was honored for his approach in using Shakespearean sonnets in the classroom.
"I'm very pleased to see Quinn get this award," said Jerry Robbins, dean, EMU's College of Education. "Eastern has consistently had students named as award recipients."
Two other EMU student teachers, Julie McKeeman of Eastpointe, and Renee Sandora of Sterling Heights, received honorable mentions. All three students received a plaque and a certificate at the awards ceremony on May 23 at the Eagle Crest Conference Center in Ypsilanti.
"Having this information on their resumes often leads to an interview in the districts of their choice," said Barbara Gorenflo, director of student teaching, EMU's College of Education.
Eastern Michigan University (www.emich.edu) is a four-year, comprehensive metropolitan university committed to the needs of its students and communities through teaching, research and service. EMU offers more than 200 programs in the arts, sciences and professionals through traditional classroom settings, on-site continuing education classes and online courses. EMU is the fifth largest university in Michigan, serving 24,500 students from around the world and offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate programs.