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VITAL SCATTER Graduates

Spring 2017

Stephanie Branco, English Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Impact on Student Learning Analysis: Claim, Evidence, and Rhetorical Appeals” at the Office of Undergraduate Research Colloquium on April 6th, 2017, and again at the COEDU Practitioner Conference April 24th, 2017; attended ALAN in Atlanta, November 2016; presented with Joanelle Morales “What’s New & What’s Hot in Young Adult Literature for 2016” at the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) Professional Development Institute (PDI) in Cocoa Beach, October 2016; and studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2015.

Bailey Brown, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Studied abroad in the Cambridge School’s Experience Program in England, summer 2016.

Brianna Cahoo, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Individualized Intrinsic Motivation: How Can It Influence Student Behavior?” at the NAPDS Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017; presented a poster session “Motivating Students for Academic Purposes” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2016; and is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Mekayla Cook, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Presented a poster session “Effective Inclusion in Intermediate Elementary” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017; and is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Savannah Fancher, English Education, Spring 2017
Presented with Joanelle Morales “What’s New & What’s Hot in Young Adult Literature for 2016” at the Florida Council for Teachers of English (FCTE) Professional Development Institute (PDI) in Cocoa Beach, October 2016; and attended NCTE and ALAN in Atlanta, November 2016.

Caylee Fredette, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Served as President and SCATTER Chatter Co-Editor in Chief of Leaders for Education, SCATTER’s Student-Led Advisory Group; presented “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Classroom” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017; attended NCTE in Atlanta, November 2016; volunteered over 520 service hours; attended 24 workshops during her time as a SCATTER member; served on the COEDU’s Dean’s Website Workgroup; sent care packages and letters to troops overseas in collaboration with Seffner Elementary School; and is a USF College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award winner for spring 2017.

Lauren Gomez, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Presented a poster session, “Fostering Parental Involvement through the Use of Classroom Websites” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017.

Rachel Gregory, TESOL M.Ed., Summer 2017
Studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2017.

Autumn Handin, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Teaching Social Studies in 15 Minutes” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017; studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2016; volunteered over 800 hours in schools; and is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Danielle Hange, Middle Grades Science Education, Spring 2017
Co-presented with UndreCia Pedraza “Obstacles and Opportunities: Creating and Keeping a Clinically-Rich STEM Middle Level Residency Program” and “Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers Speak Out: The Importance of Clinically-Rich STEM Middle Level Teacher Preparation Programs” at the Association for Middle Level Educators  (AMLE) Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education in Austin, Texas, October 2016; and is graduating with a 4.0 G.P.A for her last two years of study.

Christy Langsdale, Middle Grades Science Education, Spring 2017
Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study; and is a USF College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award winner for spring 2017.

Stephanie Maione, Middle Grades Science Education, Spring 2017
Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Magaly Mendez, MAT English Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Incorporating Additional World Literature into the 10th Grade Curriculum” at the Florida Council of  Teachers of English (FCTE) Professional Development Institute (PDI) in Cocoa Beach, October 2015; recipient of the Alice V. and Thomas C. Kraemer Scholar Endowment, 2015; and volunteered over 250 service hours.

UndreCia Pedraza, Middle Grades Science Education, Spring 2017
Co-presented with Danielle Hange “Obstacles and Opportunities: Creating and Keeping a Clinically-Rich STEM Middle Level Residency Program” and “Pre-Service and In- Service Teachers Speak Out: The Importance of Clinically-Rich STEM Middle Level Teacher Preparation Programs” at the Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE) Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education in Austin, Texas, October 2016.

Vibha Rajan, MAT Exceptional Student Education, Spring 2017
Studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2016; and is graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

Elisabet Rivera, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Served as Secretary of Leaders for Education, SCATTER’s student-led advisory group; presented on a panel at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, March 2017; studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2016; attended 24 SCATTER workshops; served as Intern Fellow for her cohort; and is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Amanda Silebi, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Served as Vice President of Leaders for Education, SCATTER’s Student-Led Advisory Group; presented a poster session “Let’s Talk about It” at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2017; studied abroad in Costa Rica, summer 2016; attended NCTE  in Atlanta, November 2016; volunteered over 145 service hours; attended 29 SCATTER workshops; and is graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Kory Wallace, Elementary Education, Spring 2017
Graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Jacqueline Wotasek, English Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Impacting Vocabulary: Impact on Student Learning Analysis” at the Office of Undergraduate Research Colloquium on April 6th, 2017, and again at the COEDU Practitioner Conference on April 24th, 2017; attended NCTE and ALAN in Atlanta, November 2016; and presented with Joanelle Morales “What’s New & What’s Hot in Young Adult Literature for 2016” at the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) Professional Development Institute (PDI) in Cocoa Beach, October 2016.

Kaitlynn Zitnyar, Exceptional Student Education, Spring 2017
Presented “Improving Student and Teacher Self-Efficacy through Culturally Responsive Teaching” at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2017; and is graduating with a 4.0 G.P.A for her last two years of study.

 

Fall 2016

Elly Kretchman, English Education
Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her entire college career and receiving the King O’Neal Scholar Award; nominated for the College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award; and studied abroad in Costa Rica in June 2015.

Stephanie Wilson, English Education
Co-presented with Professor Joanelle Morales "What's New and What’s Hot in YA Lit" at the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida, October 2016.

Spring 2016

Jason Acevedo, English Education: Studied aborad in Costa Rica.

Donna Heath, Masters in English Education: Received the 2015 Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) Beginning Teacher of the Year Award; Presented "Life after Bullying: young Adult Novels Lead eens on the Road to Recovery" at the FCTE Professional Development Institute in October 2015 in Cocoa Beach; Co-Presented with Dr. Joan Kaywell "What's New & What's Hot in Young Adult Literature for 2014" at the FCTE PDI in October 2014 in Lake Mary; Wrote and recieved three grants- one to acquire novels for a multi-cultural literature uniit, a Title 1 grant for six teacher to attend FCTE PDI, and an Arts Integration Grant for tickets and transportation for 173 6th grade Title 1 students to attend a live stage performance.

Jena Howard, Elementary Eduaction: Seved as SCATTER Chatter's Co-Editor-in-Chief and as a USF Senator representing the College of Education.

Jewel Jolly, Elementary Education: Wrote and recieved two grants, one for nine portable CD players so students can listen to books on tapes and another to get a box set of books for her students.

Jilanne King, Social Science Education: Presented "Americ's Forgotten History: The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943" at the Florida Council of Social Studies (FCSS) Conference in October 2015, and presented it again at the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in New Orleans in November 2015.

Beth Landy, Elementary Education: Served as President of Leaders for Education, SCATTER's Student-Led Advisory Committee, and as a USF Senator representing the College of Education as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Rules; Co-presented "Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork: A Closer Look at Parent Involvement" at the National Association for Professional Develpment Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington, D.C. March 2016; and presented it again at the USF undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.

Katie Mayers, Elementary Education: Presented "Engaging Students in Mathematics through the Use of Multi-Modal Strategies" at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington D.C., March 2016; and studied abroad in Cambridge, England.

Brittany Nestor, Elementary Education: Presented "The Road to Independent Thinking" at the National Association for the Professional Develpment Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington D.C., March 2016; nominated for the USF College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award; Studied abroad in Costa Rica; and graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years of study.

Rebecca Nguyen, Mathematics Education: Served as Treasurer of Leaders for Education, SCATTER's Student-Led Advisory Committee; and received the Don and Betty Lichtenberg Grant in order to attend the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in fall 2014.

DeAnna Persaud, Elementary Education: Co-presented "Preservice Teachers Engaged in a Learning Community about Practitioner Inquiry" at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington D.C., March 2016.

Anne Pucciarelli, Mathematics Education: Received the Don and Betty Lichtenberg Grant in order to attend the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in fall 2015, Nominated for the USF College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award; and is a King O'Neal Scholar gradauting with a 4.0 GPA overall.

Akshita Sathe, Elementary Education: Received the 2016 USF College of Education Graduate with Distinction Award; Served as Secretary for Leaders for Education, SCATTER's Student-Led Advisory Committee; and served as SCATTER Chatter's Editor-in-Chief.

Andrea Stevenson, Mathematics Education: Co-presented "Expanding the Triad: A Case of Two Collaborating Teachers in a Middle School Partnership" at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Washington D.C., March 2016 and again at the USF Practitioner Research Conference on April 25th.

Susan Tellefson, Elementary Education: Arranged a field trip for her Title 1 students to visit USF which is now planned to be a yearly field trip; and graduted with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years.

Angelica Thomas, Early Childhood Education: Presented "ameliorating Writing Center" at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, spring 2016.

Katie Zambito, Elementary Education: Received the 2016 USF College of education Gradaute with Distinction Award; arranged a skype visitation with award-winning author, Kimberly Dana for her 5th graders, recieved a travel grant to attend the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference in Nashville, TN in March 2016, and graduated with a 4.0 GPa her last two years.

Fall 2015

From left to right: Andrea Thompson, Rebekah Plourde, Melissa Black, Carmelo Calgano, Diane McKee, Amina Stevens, Erin Courtney, Tameka Turner, Dominique Cribb, and Dr. Joan Kaywell

Melissa Black, Social Science Education: Co-presented with Joshua Patterson "Using Video Games in the Social Studies Classroom at the Florida Council for Social Studies Conference in Orlando, Florida on October 3, 2015. Co-presented with Joshua Patterson "Video Games in Social Studies: Teaching & Assessment Strategies" at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 14, 2015.

Erin Courtney, Social Science Education: Attended 25 SCATTER Workshops over the course of her studies.

Dominique Cribb, English Education: Served as Vice-President for Leaders for Education, a student-led advisory group for the SCATTER Honors Program from 2013-2015. Served as a Student Government Senator for the College of Education for the 2014-2015 school year. Created and instituted the Program Reaching and Achieving Success, better known as Project RAAS, that has now become a permanent part of the SCATTER Honors Program in 2014. Served as Chair of "Yes You Can Day" for the Student Committee on Black Affairs and led a day where local high school students and parents came to USF to learn the importance of attending College in April 2015. Organized a SCATTER group who participated, rasised money, and obtained community service hours for USF's Bulls for Kids (Dance Marathon) at the same time she served as recruitment committee member in 2014 and Director of Dancer Relations in 2015 Bulls for Kids. Studied abroad in Costa Rica in June 2015. Co-presented with Magaly Mendez at the Florida Council of Teachers of English Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on October 16, 2015.

Spring 2015

Jessica Hagood and President Genshaft

 

David Ayres, English Education:  Co-presented with Dr. Patrick S. De Walt “Resurgence: Beyond the Author's Bookshelf” at the American Educational Studies Association and International Association for Intercultural Education Joint Conference in Toronto, Ontario, October/November 2014

Maria Balazy, Elementary Education:  Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years with a 3.97 GPA overall; presented "Cultural Behavior Management" at the National Associations for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2015; presented “Gorski Poster Presentation on Cultural Behavior Management” at USF, March 2015; Presented “Learning How to Make a Culturally Responsive Classroom” at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference, April 2015; nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award; and is one of three COEDU Graduate with Distinction Award Winners.

Kathryn Clark Browning, English Education:  Nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award; nominated for the COEDU Graduate with Distinction Award; and is anticipating a grant funded by Bright House Networks for Innovative Teachers.

Dalphna Rae Register Bunch, English Education: Completed 25 SCATTER Workshops.

Brianna Burt-Simpson, Elementary Education: Presented "How Valuable Is Your Time?:  Helping First Graders Learn to Manage Their Own Behavior" at the National Associations for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2015.

Eloah Ramalho Caldas, Early Childhood Education:

Presented "The Impact of Research-Based Transitions on Students’ Behavior" at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference and again at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2015.

Amanda Cooper, Elementary Education:  Presented "Igniting Motivation" at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference; co-presented “Stimulating Motivation” at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2015; served as Treasurer of SCATTER for one year; and started the “air hug” as a new SCATTER tradition.

Erica Escobedo, Mathematics Education: Completed 26 SCATTER Workshops, and served as a member of the SCATTER Leadership Team.

Jennifer Giambrone, Elementary Education: Nominated for the Graduate with Distinction Award.

Patricia Gillezeau, Early Childhood Education:  Completed 22 SCATTER Workshops.

Sara Gossman, Elementary Education: Volunteered over 90+ hours at Polk County History Center, a history museum that offers a variety of history-related tours for adults and school-age children, and modified the existing educational tour for elementary-age students to align with the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS). Sara’s work was presented at a conference for all Polk County reading teachers in February 2015.

Cindy Ibarra, Early Childhood Education:  Participated in the Cambridge Schools Study Abroad Experience during the summer of 2014.

James Jacobelli, Exceptional Student Education: 

Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for his entire college career and receiving the King O’Neal Scholar Award; presented "Special Education Teachers' Beliefs about Least Restrictive Environment" at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference and again at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2015; nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award; and is one of three COEDU Graduate with Distinction Award Winners.

Hannah Knoke, Elementary Education:  Wrote and received  a grant for $500.00 from Brighthouse Classroom Innovators so her cooperating teacher can use it for a listening center to enhance the reading experiences for 1st grade students.

Jessica Leon, Mathematics Education:  Nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award, nominated for the Graduate with Distinction Award, and member of the USF Honors College.

Thomas Mazzola, Social Science Education:  Conducted research and collected data through interviews in Genocide Studies and Holocaust Education; designed Holocaust Education lesson llans for the USF Library's database; and served as a member of the SCATTER Leadership Team.

Holly Osborne, Early Childhood Education:  Graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her entire college career and receiving the King O’Neal Scholar Award.

Jalina Pittman, Elementary Education:  Graduating Summa cum Laude; recipient of the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship & the  Xavier F. Canella Scholarship for Teachers; presented “Days with Variety: Creating Differentiation-Based Instruction” at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference; presented “As If No One Is Listening:  Choreographing the Levels of Visual Framing” at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2015; Attended Cambridge Schools Experience and Service Learning in Accra, Ghana; Nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award, and nominated for the COEDU Graduate with Distinction Award.

Kathleen Sheridan, Social Science Education:  Member of the USF Honors College with the thesis “Teaching Classical Mythology in the High School Social Studies Classroom;” awarded the USF Undergraduate Scholar Award for global experience, faculty-mentored research, and community service; and graduating with a 4.0 GPA for her last two years and a 3.99 GPA overall.

Veronica Uzar, Elementary Education:  Presented "Igniting Motivation" at the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference and co-presented “Stimulating Motivation” at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, April 2015; served as President of SCATTER’s Leaders in Education for the last two years; nominated for the USF Outstanding Graduate Award; and is one of three COEDU Graduate with Distinction Award Winners.

 

 

Fall 2014

From left to right: Dr. Joan Kaywell, Nathalie Sainval, Scott Sandoval, and Cady Baer.

 

Nathalie Sainval: After Fundraising close to $2,000. Nathalie taught in an underserved community in Peru over the summer in order to help her with her future ESOL students. AMAPeru, a nonprofit organization, focuses on three parts: teaching English, social work, and clinical life. All three parts focus on betterment of Peruvian students.

Cady Baer: College of Education Graduate of Distinction Award Winner; selected as a Lead Fellow Student Body Consultant with the USF Center of Leadership & Civic Engagement; served as a mentor and volunteer for the St. Ignatius Life Teen Program; and member of the the Honors College who served as a peer mentor for incoming USF Honors College Students.

Scott Sandoval: Co-presented with Dr. Joan Kaywell "What's Hot in YA Lit" at the Florida Council of Teachers of English Conference in Port Canaveral, FL in October 2013; and co-presented with Dr. Luke Rodesiler, Jenna Cohen, & Katie Owens "Video Games as a Multimodal Literacy" at the FCTE Conference in Lake Mary, Florida, in October 2014. Scott also served as the Vice President of USF's Student Government; President of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, and served as a Board Member on USF's Board of Directors & ERCCD Preschool  for Creative Learning.

 

Spring 2014

Rachel Woodams, Childhood Education & Literacy Studies: Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Geornesai Moses, Childhood Education & Literacy Studies: Presented "Writing Strategies for Kinesthetic Learners: A Review of Professional Literature" at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium and the USF College of Education Inquiry Conference in Tampa, FL in April 2014.

Theresa Novak, Childhood Education & Literacy Studies: Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Tammy Mangrum, Special Education: Presented "How Data Informed Our Instruction" at the Florida Council for Exceptional Children conference in St. Pete, FL in October 2013. Presented "Data Driven Decision Making: Learning How Data Informs Decisions" at the National Association of Professional Development Schools in Las Vegas, NV in March 2014. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA

Julie Johnson, Mathematics Education: Co-presented with Patrice Brown "Orchestrating Discourse: Formulating 'Good' Questions" at the Florida council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Orlando, FL in October 2013

Milissa Francis, English Education: Co-presented with Dr. Joan F. Kaywell "What's Hot in YA Lit" at the Florida Council of Teachers of English Conference in Port Canaveral, FL in October 2013.

Katie Revis, Childhood Education & Literacy Studies: Wrote a grant that was funded for a classroom pet.

 

Fall 2013

Jessica Hagood: King O'Neal Scholar, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

 

 

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