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                                     Fall 2016 & Fall 2017 T2T Student Placement Map

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FHSU T2T Students in the News

Congratulations to Heidi Albin on receiving the prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award.  She was one of only 45 honorees across the nation receiving this award for 2017-18.  Milken Educator Award

Luke Johnson, Victoria K-12 Music teacher, is one of 197 music teachers from 45 states and Washington D.C. that are quarterfinalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. The award was created as a way to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. Luke completed FHSU's T2T program Spring 2017. Read the full article here.

Congratulations to the following on receiving the 2017 Kansas Horizon Award: Carter Kruger, FHSU T2T Math Teacher, Liberal High School; Ashley Winger, FHSU T2T Biology Teacher, Salina West Alternative Program; Jennifer Daley, FHSU T2T Journalism Teacher, Shawnee Heights High School; Penny Seifert, FHSU T2T Math Teacher, Turner Sixth Grade Academy; Cady Jackson, FHSU T2T English Teacher, Valley Center High School; and Nova Latta, FHSU English Teacher, Chisholm Middle School.

Congratulations to Jim Deane, Ottawa High School Physics Teacher and Science Department Chair, completed the FHSU T2T program in 2011 and this year was named Outstanding Physics Teacher for the AAPT Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas section at the annual meeting Fall 2016.

Congratulations to Heidi Albin, FHSU T2T Teacher at Complete High School in Maize, was the recipient of the Kansas Horizon Award in 2011. Outstanding! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What Summer Induction class teachers have to say.....

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"I really enjoyed the communication between other teachers who could share their experience."

"It covered a lot of topics that new teachers can't have knowledge of prior to the start of the school year."

"I was nervous when I arrived because I felt inadequate, but this class gave me enough tools that I am confident I can effectively teach."

"I think the T2T program is awesome! I appreciate the opportunity it offers and has allowed me to follow a dream that would otherwise be unmanageable."

"Helpful information on classroom management for entering the school year. Learning different ways to incorporate learning group work was very helpful."

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What Administrators have to say.....

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"Each one has what I like to call 'The Right Stuff' - those unteachable teaching behaviors that are innate and so critical to effective teaching.  While maintaining high expectations, they build and maintain very wholesome interactions with students and colleagues. They and their classrooms have been a joy to visit and I am honored to be their university supervisor.".....Dr. Brenda Cain, FHSU University Supervisor, Wichita area

" Fort Hays State University's Transition to Teaching program has provided Accelerated Schools of Overland Park an opportunity to hire enthusiastic people who have experience in their field and a desire to share their passion with high school students. At Accelerated Schools of Overland Park, the T2T teachers share their field knowledge with our students while learning to teach at the same time. What better lesson for high school students than to know their teacher is a student and learning, too!"....Sara Tate Goldstein, Principal, Accelerated Schools of Overland Park

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