Members of the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) recently invited students from the Frederick Police Department's Police Activities League (PAL) Center to join them at a Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball game. The youths enjoy interacting with Mount students and emulating them as positive role models. Encouraging children to stay in school and be academicly successful is an important aspect of the PAL Program. Supporting the PAL Program and mentoring at-risk children is a CJSA initiative that members find very rewarding and is a year-round commitment. Advisor for the CJSA is Professor Joe Vince.
As a culminating activity of the Master of Education program in Technology Facilitation students engage in a practicum that requires 90 contact hours in which they demonstrate how they have met each of the standards set forth by the International Society for Technology in Educatioin (ISTE). To do this, approximately 270 hours of preparation hours are logged as well.
This fall Lindsey Kearney, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary, demonstrated meeting the ISTE Technology Facilitation standards in many ways, from providing web-based resources for her teaching colleagues, to participation on her school's technology planning committee, to offering individual technology assistance, to providing before and after school professional development sessions. Dr. Laura Corbin Frazier served as supervisor for Lindsey's practicum. In observing a before-school professional development session on Web 2.0 tools, Todays Meet and Kahoot, Dr. Frazier noted that Lindsey's session was so effective because she had collected survey data about professional development needs to aid her planning.
The Center for Catholic School Excellence recently hosted a team of leaders from Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ. The Immaculata team engaged in a sthree day strategic planning session led by Dr. Barbara Marinak, Chair, Education Department, Stacey Brown-Hobbs, PDS Liaison and Accreditation Coordinator, and Professor Elizabeth C. Monahan, Director, Center for Catholic School Excellence.
Thanks to our SEHS Donors!
Student organizations benefit directly from the generosity of our donors to the SEHS Fund for Excellence through a grant-in-aid program. The Education Club hosted the campus visit of chilren's author Richie Frieman through their support, and Pi Lambda Theta is planning a student-led book study in February.
Alumni who majored in education, sociology and criminal justice are invited to serve three-year terms on the SEHS Alumni Advisory Council. At the meeting on October 4th, members elected new co-chairs. Michele McGuire, C’87, and Paulette Anders, C’92 begin their two-year term. Outgoing chairs, Nora Dietz, C’00 and Christina Moynihan, C’02, remain active members of the council.
Members include (from Left to Right and Front to Back): Daniel Phelan, C’08; Caitlin (Master) Keller, C’09; Michele (Egan) McGuire, C’87; Eddie Wright, C’06; Dean Barbara Martin Palmer; Emily Guertin, C’13; Julie (Lynch) Arnsberger, C’80; Emily (Wright) Druckman, C’97; Deveda Coley, C’93; Nora Dietz, C’00; Paulette (Allen) Anders, C’92; Liz Monahan; Margaret (Keech) Cunningham, C’81; Christina Moynihan, C’ 02.
Not Picture: Gene Boteler, C’64; Lauren Corbett, C’96 ;Brynn (Callahan) Hooper, C’97; Katie Jaffe, C’04; Kathleen (Monagle) Lee, C’88; Greg Mullenholz, C’03; Jason Rubeling, C’93