Education: Student News

Congrats to Marywood Student Teachers for Completing Assignments!


From left, seated, are Emily Kotcho, PreK-4 and special education, and grades 4-8; Nina Kline, PreK-4 and special education; Rory Jordan, PreK-4 and special education; Emily Baileys, secondary biology; Mikaela Smith, health and physical education; Jonathan Mengoni, music; Brandon Morley, secondary social studies; and Tyler Mooney, health and physical education.Standing, Brandon Mulaski, secondary social studies; Matthew Murphy, secondary English; Mikayla Nardone, secondary mathematics; Kimberly Sandone-Lee, secondary mathematics; Gabriella Nasi, PreK-4 and special education; Nicole Sinclair, PreK-4 and special education; Elaina Madden, PreK-4 and special education; Megan Salter, PreK-4 and special education; Samantha Dunn, PreK-4 and special education; Lauren Gemma, PreK-4 and special education; Cathleen Bateman, art and family/Consumer Sciences; Justin Davis, music and Genevieve Kirby, art.

Marywood University student-teachers are preparing for graduation and wrapping up their student-teaching assignments at various school districts throughout the area including: Abington Heights, Dunmore, Lakeland, Mid Valley, Old Forge, Riverside, Scranton, Valley View, Wallenpaupack, and Western Wayne. Since its inception, Marywood has been educating teachers in multiple disciplines, preparing them to teach at primary and secondary levels. From left, seated, are Emily Kotcho, PreK-4 and special education, and grades 4-8; Nina Kline, PreK-4 and special education; Rory Jordan, PreK-4 and special education; Emily Baileys, secondary biology; Mikaela Smith, health and physical education; Jonathan Mengoni, music; Brandon Morley, secondary social studies; and Tyler Mooney, health and physical education.Standing, Brandon Mulaski, secondary social studies; Matthew Murphy, secondary English; Mikayla Nardone, secondary mathematics; Kimberly Sandone-Lee, secondary mathematics; Gabriella Nasi, PreK-4 and special education; Nicole Sinclair, PreK-4 and special education; Elaina Madden, PreK-4 and special education; Megan Salter, PreK-4 and special education; Samantha Dunn, PreK-4 and special education; Lauren Gemma, PreK-4 and special education; Cathleen Bateman, art and family/Consumer Sciences; Justin Davis, music and Genevieve Kirby, art. Absent at the time of the photo were Mary Leahy, PreK-4 and special education; Delaney Kane, PreK-4 and special education; Kaitlyn Robertson, PreK-4 and special education; Jacquelyn Shaffmaster, secondary math; and Lauren Rzeszewski, PreK-4.

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Congrats to Cynthia LaRosa on Successful Dissertation Defense!


Cynthia LaRosa's successfully defended her dissertation entitled MENTAL HEALTH AND PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SETTING on Monday March 25 (Chair:Dr. Arter; Committee members: Dr. Behun, Ms. Shemanski; Readers: Dr. Paciej-Woodruff; Dr. Hartman.

Congratulations Dr. LaRosa!


Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta 2019 Induction


2019 Inductees: Abigail Burge, Jessica D'Aquila, Rory Jordan, Andrea Pannoni, Lindsay Pasquale, Cara Mannion, Sara Marshall, Gabriella Nasi, Rose Reed and Megan Salter

On April 5th, the Marywood University chapter of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta, the Special Education Honorary Fraternity, recognized 10 new members for their outstanding academic achievement and service in the area of special education.

Congratulations to the newest members of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta: Abigail Burge, Jessica D'Aquila, Rory Jordan, Andrea Pannoni, Lindsay Pasquale, Cara Mannion, Sara Marshall, Gabriella Nasi, Rose Reed and Megan Salter!


Kappa Delta Pi 2019 Induction


2019 Inductees: Jessica L. Casey, Kerrie A. Fitzsimmons, Samantha Haack, Deena Haroun Mahdavi, Sara Marshall, Olivia Rainey, Caitlin M. Reilly, Megan Salter, Emily Jean Theobold, Taylor Thomas and Lisa Ann Greco Zakreski

The Rho Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, welcomed 11 new members as the semester came to an end. Kappa Delta Pi recognizes those students committed to excellence in education and is designed to promote international fellowship among those dedicated to teaching in various levels of education.

Congratulations to the newest members:Jessica L. Casey, Kerrie A. Fitzsimmons, Samantha Haack, Deena Haroun Mahdavi, Sara Marshall, Olivia Rainey, Caitlin M. Reilly, Megan Salter, Emily Jean Theobold, Taylor Thomas and Lisa Ann Greco Zakreski!

For more information about Kappa Delta Pi, visit www.kdp.org


Kapp Delta Pi Inductions


Abigail Burge, Catriona Furlong, Deanna Goach, Mary Kathryn Leahy, Andrea Pannoni, Colleen Marie Pauley, Rose Marie Reed, and Jackalyn Shields at the April 27th induction ceremony


Mikaela Smith and Jessica Terry were unable to attend the ceremony and were inducted separately by Dr. Fryer


The Rho Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, welcomed 10 new members as the semester came to an end. Kappa Delta Pi recognizes those students committed to excellence in education and is designed to promote international fellowship among those dedicated to teaching in various levels of education.

Congratulations to the newest members: Abigail Burge, Catriona Furlong, Deanna Goach, Mary Kathryn Leahy, Andrea Pannoni, Colleen Marie Pauley, Rose Marie Reed, Jackalyn Shields, Mikaela Smith, and Jessica Terry!

For more information about Kappa Delta Pi, visit www.kdp.org


Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta 2018 Induction


2018 Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta Inductees

On April 27, 2018, the Marywood University chapter of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta, the Special Education Honorary Fraternity, recognized 10 new members for their outstanding academic achievement and service in the area of special education.

Congratulations to the newest members of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta: Tanya Davis, Linsey Dudock, Samantha Dunn, Allison Fruehan, Erin Fusco, Lauren Gemma, Elaina Madden, Mallory Mokay, Rebecca Noll, Colleen Pauley, and Nicole Sinclair!


Marywood Students take Alternative Break Trip to Jamaica


Anna Boginski with children in Jamaica.


Brooke Ackerman working with a child with multiple disabilities.


Marywood Education Program students Anna Boginski and Brooke Ackerman spent their spring break working with Mustard Seed Communities at Blessed Assurance in Jamaica - a home for children with multiple disabilities. 

Anna Boginski is an Undergraduate student working on a BS in early childhood with certifications in  sped pk-8 and early childhood pk-4 and Brooke Ackerman, also an undergraduate student, is working on a BS in Elementary Ed with certifications in SPED pk-8/  middle level science and social studies 4-8 and early childhood Pk-4.

Learn more about Mustard Seed Communities


Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta Applications

Attention future Special Educators!

Be recognized for excellence in your coursework by joining the Marywood University chapter of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta, the Special Education Honor Society! Student members receive opportunities to participate in community service projects, develop leadership skills and network with professionals in the Special Education field.

In order to be inducted, students must:
- Have a minimum 3.25 GPA for undergraduate students or 3.5 GPA for graduate students majoring in special education
- Complete (or be enrolled) in at least 12 credits in special education classes
- Complete 10 hours in a service project with children or adults with special needs, and a one-page paper reflecting on the project
- Submit $20 membership dues

Applications must be completed and submitted no later than Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017. Please contact afruehan@m.marywood.edu for more information!


Alternative Break Trip to Jamaica


"Traveling to Jamaica was a life changing opportunity. I was beyond blessed to have been able to work with the residents at Blessed Assurance. There was no limit to the amount of love, affection, joy, and laughter that came from this service trip. After working, talking, learning, laughing, walking, and playing with the residents of all ages I feel as though I have been forever blessed." -Brooke Ackerman


Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta Induction


2017 Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta Inductees

On April 28, 2017, the Marywood University chapter of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta, the Special Education Honorary Fraternity, recognized 15 new members for their outstanding academic achievement and service in the area of special education.

Congratulations to the newest members of Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta: Corrin Deveraux, Marilyn Lasalandra, Erin Duffy, Bonnie Smith, Katelyn Grimes, Pia Creazzo, Kaitlyn McDonnell, Samantha Angst, Megan Gilroy, Myranda Strada, Madison Galanti, Kathryn Eckweiler, Brooke Ackerman, Samantha Barone and Katie Purcell!


2017 Kappa Delta Pi Inductions


Inductees in attendance at the ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017.


Inductees welcomed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


This week, the Rho Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, welcomed 27 new members. Kappa Delta Pi recognizes those students committed to excellence in education and is designed to promote international fellowship among those dedicated to teaching in various levels of education.

Congratulations to the newest members: Lauren Baker, Samantha D. Barone, Daniella Marie Castellanos, James Thomas Chickson Jr., John Anthony Craunakis, Lindsey Crean, Tanya Davis, Linsey Dudock, Erin Duffy, Samantha Dunn, Lauren Gemma, Tiffany Marie Guzzo, Delaney N. Kane, Heather Michelle Kani, Melanie Ann Kobela, Emily Kotcho, Elaina Madden, Lauren Gail Farrell Monahan, Kaitlyn McDonnell, Mallory Mokay, MacKenzie Morcom, Gabriella Marie Nasi, Rebecca J. Noll, Nicole Anne Pizzola, Nicole Sinclair, Mariah Sinkevich, Bonnie Leeann Smith, Myranda I. Strada, Nicole Trapper, Kendra Ann Wuestling, and Dr. Patricia Arter.

For more information about Kappa Delta Pi, visit www.kdp.org


Student Ambassadors Named for Education Department

The Education Department has selected participants for the 2015-16 Student Ambassador Program, which provides opportunities for student-directed volunteer support both for the Education Department and for Marywood University.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as Ambassadors: Brooke Ackerman, Samantha Barone, Jim Chickson, Katie Chowanec, Lindsey Crean, Pia Creazzo, Erin Fusco, Rebecca Icker, and Samantha Scott.
Student Ambassadors are students in good academic standing who are willing to support the Education Department's goals. Ambassadors will act as a contact person, guide, and mentor for prospective students to Marywood's Education Department, and they will assist with social media efforts.

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