WPU Education Division Thanks Local Educators
Recently the William Penn University Education Division delivered thank you boxes to local educators. Aaron Hinnah, Distance Learning Lead Academic Advisor and Adjunct Instructor said, “The boxes were given in appreciation of schools helping with student teaching and field experience placements along with simply doing great things for our youth in general.”
In addition to working with schools to help prepare Education majors with the necessary experience to complete their teaching degree, the WPU Education Division is also helping districts to “grow their own” by offering a district employee pathway to teaching. The Distance Learning program is an innovative solution that allows non-traditional students to obtain their teaching degrees and endorsements online. Through state funding, school districts can apply for grants that help to cover the education expense of full-time paraeducators. It enables existing employees to gain additional training necessary to help fill teaching roles at a time of a national teacher shortage.
William Penn University faculty hand delivered the thank you gifts to local schools and were even able to visit with WPU Alumni now working in the districts.
To learn more about the Distance Learning Program visit: https://www.wmpenn.edu/academic/distance-learning/
Pictured, left to right, are staff members from Tri-County school: Mary Brainard (cooperating teacher for Sabrina Ryan), Sabrina Ryan (WPU alumni and current special education teacher), Michaela Lundy (WPU alumni and current elementary teacher), Dana Oswald (WPU Assistant Professor of Education and Assessment Coordinator).