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The Patton College of Education E-News updates are provided every Monday. Please send all information to Floyd Doney,, for inclusion in the weekly newsletter. Note that any items received after Wednesday will not be posted until the following week.

E-News Contents:
Regional Community Forum
Ohio Assessment for Educators Workshop
Sue Apple Run
Retirement Reception for Dr. Teresa Franklin
Moving to Lindley Hall
AEP & Columbia Gas Of Ohio Energy Efficiency School Program
Camp BEARable
Research Symposium Save the Date
McCracken Hall Renovation
Student Organization News
Employment Opportunities


Pop-In Advising

McCracken Hall Thursdays 1:00-3:00 No appointment needed! FREE popcorn & FREE advising

Out Of Area Professional Internship Requests

Out of Area Professional Internship in Teaching: Effective immediately, teacher candidates who plan to participate in professional internship in Fall 2015 and beyond and want to go out of area must submit a petition to the Patton College Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Out of Area approvals will be permitted for extenuating circumstances only. Financial circumstances, employment opportunities, and housing challenges are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Background Checks

Beginning January 1, 2015 The Patton College of Education will no longer maintain copies of background checks. Please retain a copy for your records.






Sue Apple


retirement Reception for Dr. Teresa Franklin






AeP & Columbia Gas of Ohio Energy Efficiency School Program


Full application available here: Application.





Update of "Estimated" Milestones for McCracken Hall Renovation

FR:      Renée A. Middleton, Dean

RE:     Update on Estimated Milestones for The Patton College Renovation

DT:      October 2, 2014


  1. Construction Document Submittal – October 3, 2014
  2. Permit Submission to State (est.) – October 8, 2014
  3. Bid Period (est.) – December 3, 2014 – January 13, 2015
  4. Executed Contracts (est.) – February 24, 2015
  5. Groundbreaking – May 7, 2015
  6. PCOE Move-out (start) – May 4, 2015
  7. Construction Start (est.) – May 18, 2015
  8. Construction Completion (est.) – November 3, 2016

We will continue to keep you posted as we receive additional information~~


(Signature in Mandarin)

Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D., Professor and Dean

Advocate, Unite, Inspire!

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education



Creative Expressions Student Organization

You are invited to join Creative Expressions, a CSD based organization but we are excited to welcome other majors to join our group! We focus on "inclusion through the arts." We create lesson plans, then implement them with typically and non-typically developing children at local schools, we work with two local schools: Sycamore Run and the AELC (Chauncey). Also we are working with Dr.McCarthy to provide photos for his AAC device research. Our meetings are bi-weekly on Tuesdays in Grover W126 (next meeting is Tuesday March 10th). Those interested can like/join our Facebook page and Facebook group: Ohio University Creative Expressions ( or send us an email at


KDP is a professional organization for the top 20% of educators. It is open to ALL education majors sophomores and above. The group is dedicated to the professional development and scholarly achievement of its members, as well as to its outreach in the community.

Opportunities include leadership, service within the local schools and community and professional development. Best of all it is a great way to meet other education majors and have fun!

Requirements for membership:

Sophomores and juniors with a 3.5 or higher G.P.A And Seniors with 3.2 or higher G.P.A.

For more information email us at


WHEN:  Every other Tuesday at 7 PM 

WHERE:  McCracken, room 109

WHAT: SCEC on the Ohio University campus is a student directed organization that supports the mission and beliefs of the national Council for Exceptional Children.  SCEC supports there mission by:

  • addressing special education issues
  • supporting students and families in the greater Athens area
  • attending conventions 
  • conducting fundraising projects, and
  • participating in community service projects throughout the academic school year.    


  • Networking
  • CEC's job bank
  • Receive journals and news letters on the latest ideas and solutions to everyday classroom problems
  • and MORE


  • $20/year
  • enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate at Ohio University
  • 15 hours of fundraising and community service

For more information contact us at:

The Student Personnel Association

The Student Personnel Association or “SPA" is comprised of graduate students in the College Student Personnel (CSP) and Higher Education & Administration programs. We provide emerging student affairs professionals with social, professional, and academic opportunities related to the field of Student Affairs.

Meetings are Thursdays from 10-11:00 a.m. in Baker University Center room 230

Contact Kelsey King (President) at with any questions or for more information.

Instructional Technology Scholars Association

President: Mohamad Al-Issa

VP: Mohamed Smahi,

Treasure: Samuel Antwi,

Mission: We encourage all graduate and undergraduate students and faculty to participate in ITSA. Moreover, we’d like to assist students in looking for useful resources and related information regarding current issues in extent with computer science and simulation, multimedia, instructional design theory, and e-learning e.g. for conferences, paper presentations, faculty research projects, and publications, etc.

Description: The Instructional Technology Scholars Association at Ohio University was established to promote a sense of community and intellectual exchange among students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in Instructional Technology. We are encouraging and assisting the academic growth of the graduate students in the Instructional Technology program in Department of Education Studies in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services.


Student Early Childhood Organization

WHEN: Every other Tuesday (starting Sept. 2nd) @ 9PM

WHERE: McCracken Hall, Room 104

WHAT: Volunteer and work with the children of the Athens community

  • Elementary Schools (math night, carnivals, school plays, etc.)
  • Athens Community Center (Halloween Party, childcare, etc.)
  • Community Festivals (Indian Mound Festival)
  • Children’s Museum of Discovery
  • Kennedy Museum of Art (Family Day, Siblings Weekend Festivities)

Show up at a meeting or contact Kelsey Lekich at for more information!


Employment Opportunities


Work Study Positions Available for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The department of Educational Studies has three work study positions available for the 2015-16 academic year. Students who qualify and/or are eligible for the Federal Work Study program and are interested can request the Educational Studies department as their work site through their personal financial aid work study site. If you have any questions you can contact Melinda Smith at



Melinda Smith
Administrative Specialist
Department of Educational Studies
Ohio University
Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701

(740) 593-4423 phone/voice
(740) 593-0477 fax


Intervention Specialist- Grades K-6 Position

Southern Local School District- Perry County
Millcreek Elementary
Send resume and cover letter to: Mary Lou Wycinski,  10397 St. Rt. 155, Corning, Oh, 43730

Athens Community Center Preschool

Preschool Teacher position

The Preschool program at the Athens Community Center is seeking an immediate placement for a Preschool Teacher. This position will be a placement for 10 weeks through the end of the Athens City School year.  There will be opportunity to transfer into a teaching role the following school year based on performance during 10 week placement.

The Community Center Preschool program is a 4 day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) program and is a part time position.

The Preschool program runs from 9:00am – 12:00pm on these days.

The Preschool teacher placement pay range is $10.55 up to +$2.00 based on experience and qualifications

An ODE teaching license is not a requirement of this position.

If you are interested in this position please contact Boone Troyer at 740.592.3325

The Athens County Community Singers, a choir for all voices is seeking volunteers who love to sing!

Choir rehearsal locations and times are:

Community Connections on Columbus Rd.
Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 10:15


ATCO on 21 S. Campbell St.
Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 1:45.

The choir includes adults with Developmental Disabilities and we need student volunteers to assist some of the choir members with instruments.  We are planning a spring recital in late April at the School of Music in conjunction with the Athens Community Music School Music Therapy clients. 

We are scheduled to begin a CD project next month, so our times will be somewhat different, but if students would like to assist us beginning April 1, that would be ideal. Depending on their schedule, they can come to one or both rehearsals.  The main criteria is that they love to sing and enjoy helping others.  I also usually ask my music therapy students to be professionally dressed which assists in keeping the client/therapist relationship separated.  I provide music and all the equipment needed for the students to assist the clients.

Stephanie H. Morris, MM, MT-BC
Neurologic Music Therapist
AOMT Treasurer
Athens County Community Singers Founder & Director
Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC


Collier County Public School District located in Southwest Florida is looking for highly motivated teachers!

Collier County is located in beautiful Southwest Florida and is home to lovely beaches, weather, and many outdoor activities year-round. As the largest employer in Collier County, we employ over 7,000 people in positions including teachers, support staff members, technology specialists, finance and budget experts, bus drivers, nutrition service workers, maintenance staff, and educational leaders. We hire between 200-300 new teachers each year to help provide an outstanding education for approximately 45,000 students in Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and Immokalee.

Please view our digital brochure for more information and consider partnering with Collier County Public Schools for student teaching and employment opportunities.


Teaching Positions available in the Chillicothe City School District in 2015-2016

The following is a list of openings for the Chillicothe City School District in 2015-2016:

  1. AYA English Language Arts at Chillicothe High School
  2. AYA Social Studies at Chillicothe High School
  3. Early Childhood Education with Reading Endorsement – Title I Intervention @ Allen Elementary
  4. Early Childhood Education with Reading Endorsement – Title I Intervention @ Worthington Elementary
  5. K-12 Physical Education @ Allen/Worthington Elementary Schools
  6. Middle Childhood Education – Social Studies/? @ Chillicothe Middle School
  7. Middle Childhood Education – Math/Science @ Chillicothe Middle School

We are also looking for a 6th grade teacher to hire mid-year with a January 5, 2015 start date should you know of any fall graduates looking for a teaching position.  I will be recruiting as early as I possibly can to attract the best candidates.  I wanted to give my Bobcat friends an early opportunity to help me fill these positions.  If you know of good candidates please direct them to contact me and I’ll walk them through our process.

Jon Saxton, Superintendent
Chillicothe City Schools
425 Yoctangee Pkwy
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
740.775.4250 ext. 16101

Recreation Therapy Opportunities

This summer, make a difference in the lives of youth with chronic illness and disability at Bradford Woods.

We are currently hiring for our nationally-acclaimed camps for children and adults with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. In partnership with Riley Hospital for Children and other non-profit agencies serving youth, we offer campers a traditional summer camp experience in an outdoor setting. If you want to be part of an experience that will change the lives of your campers and yourself forever, please consider one of our many positions.

All of our staff members are trained to work with our campers’ specific medical needs, and all positions are provided a salary with room and board. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of campers with disabilities and chronic illnesses or obtaining more information, please visit our website or contact Lisa Elder, Assistant Director of Therapeutic Programs, at (765) 349-5135 x5213 or at


  • Cabin Heads
  • Music Instructor
  • Creative Arts
  • Instructor
  • Nature Instructor
  • Lifeguards
  • Adventure Challenge Instructors
  • Evening Program Coordinators
  • Cabin Counselors
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Waterfront Director
  • Assistant Waterfront Director
  • Media Specialist

 Find out more about employment, internship, volunteer, and college credit opportunities at Bradford Woods therapeutic summer camps by visiting

The School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington

Camp Thunderbird Opportunities