Archive for Debra Pitton

2015 Teacher of the Year Banquet

  Deb Pitton, Gustavus Education Dept. Chair, at the 2015 Teacher of the Year Banquet with Meggie and Rob Trenda, both class of 2001. Meggie was one of the ten finalists for teacher of the year! She teaches high school Spanish in Edina and Rob teaches elementary students in Hopkins. Also a nominee for teacher […]

Education majors attend conference

Nikki Hanson, Linnea Reuvers, Helena Johnson, Mariah Benn and Hanna Mahan attended the Winning Strategies Conference on March 28 at Normandale Community College. They heard presentations on anti-bullying, reading strategies and technology integration as well as other informative sessions. It was a great way to begin spring break!

2014 Education Graduates

Education graduates from the class of 2014 gather in Old Main for a group photo before graduation. Of the 37 graduates, 20 currently have teaching positions lined up for the fall. We know the rest will be finding positions soon. Good luck and keep in touch!!

Jane Schuck retires from the Education Department

Jane Schuck, who has taught for 11 years in the Education Department at Gustavus, retires at the end of this academic year.  Jane taught Inclusive Classrooms and Reading in  the Content Area as well as supervised many student teachers. We will miss her humor and her strong teaching skills!

Ruth Mason Teaching Award given to Deb Pitton

Deb Pitton was awarded the first annual Ruth Mason Teaching Award for ‘Excellence in January Off-Campus Teaching.’ Students from the January 2014 service learning course in Peru nominated Pitton for this award.

Graduation 2013

Education majors from the class of 2013 gather on the steps of Old Main for a final photo.

SEA backpack project!

SEA (Student Education Association) students filled backpacks with supplies to send to school children in Chimbote, Peru. Students in Chimbote are not able to attend school if they cannot provide all of their own supplies – and the list of required materials is quite long. SEA students, some who have been to Chimbote for a […]

Education Department Faculty attend 21st Century Conference

Faculty from the Education Department attended the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference June 18-19 at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where we were privileged to hear noted author Lisa Delpit. Her keynote address focused on her educational experiences and information from her book, Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. […]

Leadership Workshop

Professors Barb Zust, Nursing, and Debra Pitton, Education, attended the CIC (Council of Independent Colleges) Chair Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 5 – 7. The workshop, entitled ‘Promoting Institutional Effectiveness through Collaboration’, provided insights and information regarding the duties of the department chair in higher education institutions.

Education faculty attend co-teaching workshop

Professors Valerie Walker, Amy Vizenor, Katrina Imison-Mazy, Michele Koomen and Debra Pitton attended a two day workshop on the use of co-teaching during student teaching. Co-teaching offers support to  the teachers and aides in K-12 student learning, while providing a supportive environment for the teacher candidate as they hone their teaching skills.