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  • Education Week

    American Education Week

    American Education Week is being held from November 16 through November 22, 2014. During American Education Week everyone has the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of educators and those who are helping that all children receive a quality education. The week was created in 1921 to help raise public awareness of the importance of education. The National Education Association found it alarming that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate. The year after the week was created the United States Office of Education joined and since then there are several organizations that cosponsor the week.

    In recognition of American Education Week we are featuring faculty and graduates who are making a difference through teaching. The week-long celebration by the National Education Association is featuring a special event or observance each day. Anyone interested in learning more about American Education Week can visit the National Education Association’s website.

  • Melissa Clairday

    Faculty Spotlight: Professor Melissa Clairday Brings Out the Best in Her Students

    Professor Clairday shares the moment she first thought about becoming a teacher and how the connections she makes with her students are some of the most gratifying parts of her work.

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    Denise Faraci

    Faculty Spotlight: Denise Douglas-Faraci, EdD Offers Tips for Students Interested in Teaching and Shares Her Thoughts on Teaching

    Professor Douglas-Faraci’s teaching career spans nearly 30 years, and she has worked with students of various economic and cultural backgrounds from grades K-12 to higher education.

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    Paul Myers

    Graduate Paul Myers Overcomes Challenges to Advance his Education Career

    Learn about Kaplan University graduate Paul Myers and how gaining an online master’s degree in education is helping him reach his goals in educational leadership.

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    Betsy Kuecker

    Betsy Kuecker Discusses Her Experience With Completing Her Master’s in Teaching Online

    Betsy Kuecker grew up in Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from a local university. She worked in corporate marketing right out of college, then a year later she got a job with her alma mater. She found that she really enjoyed working with the students and transitioned later to working at a nonprofit church camp. Her inclination to teach grew stronger.

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