2012 Outstanding Prospective Teacher Awards

Alyssa Brumbaugh was named as the Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Eric and Patti Taylor of Warsaw, Indiana. Brumbaugh student taught at Washington Elementary supervised by Aynsley Patton.

Elizabeth Heuss was named as the Outstanding Prospective Secondary Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Matthew and Judy Heuss of Indianapolis, IN. Heuss student taught at Warsaw Community High School supervised by Amanda Taylor and Jennifer Burley.

Rachel Bult was named as the Outstanding Prospective Special Education Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Bult of Cedar Lake, IN. Bult student taught at Leesburg Elementary supervised by Julie Bishopp and Krista Dausman, and Warsaw Community High School supervised by Kelly Parker.

Emily Gillentine was given honorable mention as an Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Gillentine of Medina, OH. Gillentine student taught at Pierceton Elementary supervised by Hilary Hamman.

Rachel Reed was given honorable mention as an Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kathy Reed of Eau Claire, MI. Reed student taught at Leesburg Elementary supervised by Abby Humbarger, and Edgewood Middle School supervised by Kim Burkett.

Alison (Spahr) Schemmer was given honorable mention as an Outstanding Prospective Secondary Teacher by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Tom and Amy Spahr of Huntington, Indiana. Spahr student taught at Triton Jr/Sr High School supervised by Mary Hoard, and Covenant Christian School supervised by Patricia Rivera.

Noelle Fink was given honorable mention as an Outstanding Prospective All-Grade Teacher by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Dean and Denise Fink of York, PA. Fink student taught at Lincoln/Eisenhower Elementary supervised by Connie Hunter, and Faith Academy High School (Manila, Philippines) supervised by David French.

Kaili Johns was given honorable mention as an Outstanding Prospective Special Education Teacher by the School of Education at Grace College. She is the daughter of Steve and Mary Jane Johns of Clarkston, MI. Johns student taught at Jefferson Elementary supervised by Michelle Marshall, and Lakeview Middle School supervised by Heather Walenga.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The Seminary is conservative, evangelical, and has a rich tradition of sound biblical education that prepares men and women for both local and global church ministry. All of the institution’s academic, residential, athletic, and social priorities are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. Grace College also offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees and an on-campus or online degree completion program. The newest initiative—Grace College Weber School—is a highly-affordable, easily-accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Grace has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.”  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

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