Lycoming College student Briana Wingrove, a junior in the education program and a psychology major, was
recently awarded the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) Education
competed with students pursuing teacher certification from Lycoming and other surrounding
colleges and universities. SVRC is an organization of professional and
private individuals whose mission is to promote reading and literacy.
is pursuing both PreK-4 early childhood education and PreK-8 special education
teaching credentials. She is completing a pre-student teaching experience
in the classroom where she will student teach in the upcoming fall semester.
Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education, said that each
semester she takes a group of students to the SVRC’s meeting.
is a good opportunity for them to connect with a professional organization, to
meet in-service educators and hear about current issues in the teaching field,”
Hickoff-Cresko said. “Amy Cline, a senior in the education program and a
psychology major, received the award last year and was the first Lycoming
College student to do so.”
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