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Travel Awards and Recognition

AWARDS FOR MENTOR TEACHERS, PROFESSIONAL INTERNS AND TRAVEL 

Mabel Olson Bell Memorial Award

This award was established to recognize the outstanding professional work of cooperating teachers under the jurisdiction of Ohio University’s Patton College of Education. The winner of this award is selected from nominations submitted by faculty, principals, university clinical educators, or professional interns. 

Lester D. Crow Educational Award

This award was established to honor one of the College’s distinguished graduates, Lester D. Crow (AB ’23, LHD ’72). It is given to four graduating seniors who possess high scholastic averages, strong moral and ethical values, and show exceptional promise as teachers during their clinical experiences. The winner of this award is selected from nominations submitted by faculty, principals, mentor teachers, or university clinical educators.

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Office of Clinical Experiences would like to congratulate the following mentor teachers for being awarded the Mabel Olsen Bell Memorial Award! This award recognizes outstanding professional work of mentor teachers under the jurisdiction of The Patton College of Education. We believe all winners of this award to be valuable assets to both The Patton College of Education and their community.  

2019 - JIM KEARNS

2018 - MICHELLE CURTIS

2017 - LAUREN FILOUS

2016 - JASMINE BELL


Travel Awards

The Patton College of Education is committed to placing teacher candidates in a variety of classroom settings. This sometimes requires students to travel outside of the Athens community. To help mitigate those travel costs, Dean Middleton is offering two types of travel awards. 

The Rural/Urban Collaborative Travel Award - One core value of The Patton College of Education is embracing diversity. The Rural/Urban Collaborative is a manifestation of that value. It is intended to best prepare teacher candidates for a career in education by fostering a deeper awareness of how to examine, understand, and assess a variety of cultural experiences and issues based on gender, race, social class, and geographic locality. Dean Middleton offers a one-time $25 travel award to Athens Campus students who must travel to Columbus City Schools to participate in this experience.

Professional Internship- The professional internship, the capstone experience in the teacher education program, requires daily travel to a placement school. Some professional interns will be sent to schools outside of the immediate area. To ease the cost, Dean Middleton is providing a one-time $50 travel award for interns who must drive more than 30 miles to reach their placement sites. The distance is calculated by MapQuest from McCracken Hall to the placement school, or for regional campus students, from the professional intern's home to the school site.