D&E education majors assigned to county classrooms

Davis & Elkins College seniors majoring in education recently received their student teaching assignments for the fall semester. Attending a reception at Halliehurst to allow the students and their cooperating teachers to become acquainted are, from left, front row, Josh Evans, of Hambleton, W.Va., chemistry and math, assigned to Tucker County High School and Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School; George Ward Elementary School Principal Fran McLaughlin; Samantha Crabtree, of Emmitsburg, Md., elementary education and middle-school English, assigned to Jennings Randolph Elementary and Elkins Middle School; and Elkins Middle School English teacher Kelly Vandevender.

Second row from left are Allison Dant, of North East, Md., physical education, assigned to Elkins High School and EMS; Tucker County High School Math teacher Holly Plunkett; Jennings Randolph Elementary School third-grade teacher Ann Auvil; EMS math teacher Christina Harris; and Shanda Ross, of Bowden, elementary education and middle school social studies, assigned to Third Ward Elementary and EMS; third row, Miranda Maxwell, of Buckhannon, English, assigned to EHS and Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School; Lindsay Bennett, of Davis, elementary education, assigned to TVEMS; George Ward Elementary School first-grade teacher Christina Phillips; and Penni Harris, of Elkins, elementary education and middle school math, assigned to EMS and George Ward Elementary; fourth row, Morgan Elmore, of Coalton, elementary education, assigned to Third Ward Elementary and Coalton Elementary; Jennifer Willis, of Franklin, elementary education, assigned to Franklin Elementary School; Taylor Hurley of Logan, W.Va., elementary education, assigned to Midland Elementary; and Elkins High School Physical Education teacher Nancy Saffel.

Fifth row from left are Lisa Papez, of Beverly, elementary education, assigned to Third Ward Elementary; Mallory Wishard, of Waynesboro, Pa., physical education and health education, assigned to EHS and Midland Elementary; Beverly Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Shelley Waybright; Midland Elementary School second-grade teacher Mandy Belan; Tracey Ruddle, of Beverly, elementary education, assigned to Beverly Elementary; and Midland Elementary School first-grade teacher Beth Cooper.

Also attending the student teacher reception, but not pictured are EMS Principal Richard Carr, EHS Principal David Fincham, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Technology and Instruction for Randolph County Schools Pam Hewitt and Title 1 Reading Professional Development Coordinator Debbie Fincham.