TERRE HAUTE -- Thomas Rohr, superintendent of Clay Community School Corp., was recently recognized for his support of the Indiana State University School of Education and its Professional Development Schools partnership.
Rohr was recognized during the School of Education's Honor Day ceremony on April 30.
"Dr. Rohr envisioned the potential the PDS partnership held for impacting education from kindergarten through the graduate school at ISU," said C. Jack Maynard, dean of the School of Education. "He was one of the original four superintendents to take the bold step of joining with the university to form this partnership and he is to be commended for his willingness to take that step."
Rohr has been a strong advocate of the partnership through its 11-year history, providing advice and continued support, added Robert Williams, director of the PDS program at ISU and associate dean of the School of Education.
"We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Rohr as a supporter of the partnership," Williams said. "His spirit of collaboration and steadfast commitment to learning by all children and youth and those who teach them have truly benefited the ISU School of Education and the PDS program."
The PDS partnership is a school-university partnership that began in 1992. The mission of the PDS program is to link reform and improvement in the public schools to the preparation of educators. As an important feature of the program, ideas for reform, change, and restructuring are developed in a cooperative effort between public school teachers and the University's faculty. In addition to the benefits these efforts bring to the public schools, Indiana State education students are provided with the opportunity to gain invaluable multiple field experiences from teachers who work with the schools, the University, families, and their community. Through this method, learning is enhanced for all audiences and participants of the PDS partnership.
Brazil students recognized during the School of Education Honor Day were:
- Marsha A. Bialaszewski, educational administration, Edgar L. Morphet
- Bethany A. Buell, health and safety, graduation honors, cum laude
- January N. Dixon, elementary education, graduation honors, cum laude
- Melissa A. Hamilton, science education, high honor collegiate
scholars (4.0 GPA)
- Meganne D. Holley, elementary education, Barbara Kane Award in
- Jennifer M. Nichols, mathematics education, high honor collegiate
- Scholars (4.0 GPA) and Pansy Beatrice Bryant Walker Memorial
Scholarship renewal (2003-2005)
- Tracy M. Papinchock, social studies education, high honor collegiate
scholars (4.0 GPA)
- Tammy D. Roeschlein, Ph.D. education leadership, Fred A. and Joyce E.
- Jaleen N. Swalls, physical education (all grade), A. Elwood and
Juneth S. Adams Scholarship renewal (2003-2004)
- Andrea J. Thomas, mathematics education, graduation honors, summa cum
- Amber R. Wilson, elementary education, graduation honors, magna cum laude