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Win it in a Minute Allen Andersen Family Endowment National Girls and Women in Sports Day Women’s Basketball Championship Bengal Sprint Triathlon Teacher Appreciation and Outstanding Educator ASISU Club Advisor of the Year ISU’s Brightest and Best Employee Recognition Week Student Employee of the Year Symposium on Indigenous Languages Graduate Programs Open House Communiversity 2012 Dr. Joseph Bruchac, Bellon Visiting Author Visiting the 2012 Olympic Games Hooding Ceremony Spring Commencement Professional Achievement Awards Outstanding Students and KoleMcGuffey Prize recipients Idaho Total Instructional Alignment The Office of Field Experience An Opportuni-Tea Teacher Internship Celebration Welcoming New Faculty

Message from the Dean Dear College of Education Alumni and Friends, The past year has proven to be one of exciting international travel for some of our faculty, staff and students; unique culturally relevant teaching and learning experiences for our college and community; and bright opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate candidates. We have recognized a number of individuals who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments as students, professional educators, and faculty and staff. These individuals capture the essence of what it means to provide educational service to others and we are incredibly proud of their leadership and connections to the College of Education. As national initiatives such as the integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into instructional practice becomes a reality in Deb Hedeen spring 2014, the College of Education’s Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness (ICEE) has been responsive to assisting and supporting school districts accomplish this goal. The teacher education and school personnel programs are in the process of addressing course work that will best prepare our candidates to be leaders in implementing the Common Core State Standards. It is impressive to observe how faculty and staff are involved nationally as well as in the state in order to bring that expertise into the College. We are very fortunate to have outstanding faculty and staff who continue to improve the quality of the educational experience for our candidates. The College of Education continues to find ways to reach out to all of you. Our website is a dynamic, evolving means of sharing information which can be accessed from where ever you are. We continue to expand our events to Twin Falls and Idaho Falls in addition to Pocatello for your convenience. Please join us when possible and share your stories and experiences with us. You are an alum of the College of Education and that matters to us. Enjoy reading this edition of our magazine and pay special attention to the new faculty hired this year. We continue to attract exceptionally qualified individuals who bring incredible talent to the College of Education. Sincerely,

Deb Hedeen Dean, College of Education On the cover: College of Education student Laureen Kinnaman works with Irving Middle School student Bethany Hull.



Development Corner

Allen Andersen Family Endowment Allen Andersen grew up on the family farm in Arbon Valley and attended school in Pocatello. He was active in sports and choral programs at Pocatello High School. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France and Belgium, he married his childhood sweetheart, Beverly Nielson. Allen served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972 and was stationed in the Middle East. He graduated from Idaho State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and with a Master of Secondary Education in 1978.

Students Scott Wood and Brent Casselman compete in the “Stack Attack.”

Win it in a Minute In April 2012, students, faculty and staff gathered in the College of Education auditorium to challenge one another and display their skills. Participants played a variety of fun games patterned after the television show Minute to Win It including “Stack Attack,” “Nose Dive” and “Baby Rattle.” Winners were awarded various prizes including ISU tumblers, iTunes gift cards and the grand prize winner received a $50 advance on their Bengal card for use anywhere on campus.

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Allen taught math and science in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 for 10 years before taking a position with the Idaho Education Association where he worked for more than 24 years, retiring as Region 5 Director in 2003. His wife, Bev, also taught math in School District #25, retiring in 2004. He was a Democratic state representative from 2003 to 2004 and later served as chairman of the Bannock County Democratic Party. He left his post as party chairman in 2009 to serve his church once again. He and Bev served the young adults in the Quebec, Canada Montreal mission for 18 months, returning in December 2010. Allen and Bev are the parents of five children: Camille, Darlene (spouse Gary), Elaine, Frederic (spouse Jodi), and Greg (spouse Emily). They also have 11 grandchildren. Allen’s proudest achievements and greatest legacy are his family.

Allen Anderson

Allen passed away November 8, 2011 in Pocatello. Because education was a fundamental focus of Allen’s life, his family began the Allen Andersen Family Endowment in the College of Education to honor him. This scholarship will assist a deserving student specializing in math, English or music during their student internship. To give to the Allen Andersen Family Endowment, contact the ISU College of Education Development Office at (208) 282-5670 or visit online at



National Girls and Women in Sports Day Idaho State University hosted its 13th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, “In It for the Long Run” in February 2012. Honored annually the first week of February, this national event recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sport and fitness activities can bring to the lives of women and girls. Idaho State University’s celebration included 20 different sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Girls selected three different clinics ranging from basketball, volleyball, soccer, rock climbing, kayaking, fencing, rodeo roping or dance, to name a few. Clinics were led by female ISU intercollegiate athletes, Physical Education majors, fitness/wellness students and instructors, faculty, staff and community members. More than 200 ISU faculty, staff and student volunteers contributed their energy and talents to bring this event to life. The event was sponsored by various ISU entities including the Idaho State University Physical Education Major’s Club SHEPERD (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Division of Health Sciences, ISU Athletic Department, Campus Recreation, Department of Health, as well as the Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

Ella Orgill, front, enjoys the water and learns to kayak with friends.

Dr. Karen Appleby, Ashleigh Vela, Abyee Maracigan, Dr. Beverly Ray, Jessa Jeppesen, Taylor Floyd, Dean Deb Hedeen and Lindsey Reed

Women’s Basketball Big Sky Championship Celebration Luncheon Dean Deb Hedeen hosted a celebratory luncheon for five College of Education students who are also members of the women’s basketball team. Ashleigh Vella, Abyee Maracigan, Jessa Jeppesen, Taylor Floyd and Lindsey Reed and their department heads joined the dean for lunch, laughter and a little sunshine. The women’s basketball team won the Big Sky Championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in March 2012.



The Bengal Spring Sprint Triathlon Idaho State University’s Sport Science and Physical Education students hosted the Bengal Triathlon to benefit Tyson’s Brave Battalion, a local group of children who are battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

Dr. Karen Appleby’s Physical Education 4454 class organized the triathlon. Students managed all aspects of the triathlon including race logistics, risk management, marketing and promotions.

The Bengal Spring Sprint Triathlon started in the Reed Gym pool on the ISU campus. The swim took place on Friday night, and the bike and run portions were held on Saturday with racers leaving according to their swim time.

The class decided that all the proceeds would go to Tyson’s Brave Battalion to help pay for travel expenses for children in our area with Acute Lymphoblatic Leukemia, who must travel to various regional facilities for treatment.

“The Bengal Triathlon is an event that brings ISU students together to work as a team, to gain foremost experience in their field of interest, to bring a community together that supports one cause, and to achieve in reaching our goals as individuals,” said race director Kyle Little.

The Bengal Spring Sprint Triathlon was sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union and Idaho Orthopedic & Sports Clinic. Each triathlon participant received a sweatshirt and a raffle ticket entry for various prizes donated by the community.



ASISU Club Advisor of the Year The Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) recognized Dr. David Squires as the 2012 Club Advisor of the Year. Dr. Squires has served as the advisor of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Omega Mu Chapter, the College of Education’s Honor Society, for 10 years. KDP is an International Organization and Honor Society for students majoring in the field of education and displaying outstanding academic achievement. Various KDP Omega Mu Chapter projects include bake sales, fashion shows, weekly grilled cheese sandwich lunch fundraisers and book fairs. Members also participate in various ISU events such as Homecoming, the Boo-Tacular Halloween Carnival and CommUniversity. These events continually support and promote positive growth among our students and members of the community. Stacey Jensen

Teacher Appreciation and Outstanding Educator of the Year Banquet Idaho State University College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi Omega Mu chapter hosted the annual Teacher Appreciation and Outstanding Educator of the Year Banquet on March 16 at the Clarion Inn. Guests shared a wonderful meal and honored Stacey Jensen as the 2012 Outstanding Educator of the Year. They also recognized student interns, cooperating teachers, principals from our partnership schools, university supervisors, and the students receiving the five highest scores on the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessment.

KDP’s largest service project is the Literacy Alive program where members of the honor society read and donate books to children throughout the Pocatello community. Additionally, Dr. Squires and students Kai-yi “Clark” Huang and Tara Drexler attended the 2012 KDP Convocation and were honored to be invited to present on the topic of increasing KDP membership through the use of digital media. Dr. Squires received a Challenge Coin and certificate from ASISU student body president and vice president during the award’s ceremony held in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Always positive, encouraging and engaging, Dr. Squires is an excellent leader and asset to the College of Education.

Jensen has been an educator at Edahow Elementary School in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 for 23 years. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1988 and her Master of Education degree in Curriculum Instruction in 1995 from Idaho State University. For the past five years, Jensen has been actively involved in the teacher-driven professional development of Total Instructional Alignment and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Idaho school districts. Jensen has provided state leadership as a member of the State Board of Education Curriculum Selection Committee and as the chair of the Professional Standards Accreditation Committee. She served as one of Idaho’s liaisons for the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to determine cut scores for the Praxis standardized tests of subject matter knowledge. These tests ensure Idaho certified teachers are highly qualified in their fields. In 2001, Jensen was named Teacher of the Year for Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25.

Dr. David Squires displays his Challenge Coin and a smile.



Kayla Bailey, One of ISU’s Brightest and Best College of Education student Kayla Janelle Bailey was recently recognized as one of ISU’s Brightest and Best. She is currently a senior majoring in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics. Kayla is preparing to teach sixth grade following graduation. Bailey is an active member of Business Professionals of America (BPA). BPA is a national student organization that promotes 21st century skills in the classroom through leadership, scholarship and curriculum. Kayla was elected during the recent National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC as the 2011/2012 Post-Secondary National Secretary/Treasurer of Business Professionals of America. Bailey enjoys playing intramural volleyball and flag football, participating in a variety of events that take place on the ISU campus, spending time with family and friends and traveling. “In a word, my ISU experience has been perfect,” Bailey said. “I was able to get quickly immersed in my degree program, which is why I’ll be able to graduate in three and a half years. As I look forward to a career in elementary education, I know ISU has prepared me well for future success through the education I received and the resources and modeling I’ve been able to take advantage of. Dr. Brenda Jacobsen, my BPA advisor, is a major influence and provides excellent advice and opportunities. If I had to give one piece of advice, I would say be proactive as a freshman. When an advisor, teacher or professor asks you to stop by their office, or consider joining an organization, look into it and get to know them. They want to see you succeed.”

Student Employee of the Year Idaho State University Mail Center employee and College of Education student Brittany Greenleaf was named 2012 Student Employee of the Year and awarded a $2,000 scholarship as part of National Student Employment Week. First runner-up Abigail Wentzel, employee of the College of Education’s Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness, received a $377 Lupher scholarship. Kellie Horrocks, Frank Howe, Beth Eloe-Reep, Paula Mandivile, Lundy Facer and Molly Hale

Employee Recognition Week The College of Education is proud to recognize the following employees for their outstanding service and dedication: Lundy Facer (35 years), Paula Mandiville (15 years), Lois Tinker (10 years), Jamie Davis (5 years) Beth Eloe-Reep (5 years), Molly Hale (5 years), Kellie Horrocks (5 years) and Frank Howe (5 years). These employees were honored during ISU’s Employee Recognition Week which included numerous workshops and events, an ice cream social and culminating with a luncheon honoring these individuals’ service and commitment.

Second runner-up Stacy Schwabedissen, a biological sciences employee, was awarded a $100 gift card to the Pond Student Union food court, donated by the ISU Career Center. Third runner-up Melissa Orgill, a College of Education employee, received a $50 ISU Bookstore gift card, courtesy of the ISU Office of Student Affairs. These students were nominated by their departments for displaying qualities that had positive influences and contributions to their respective positions or departments. These qualities included reliability, extraordinary initiative, professionalism and attitude, among other skills. The College of Education is proud and appreciative of all student employees.



Symposium on Indigenous Languages: Retention and Revitalization Dr. Christine Sims, Acoma Pueblo Alex Alvarez, photographer, ShoBan News

Idaho State University hosted the “Symposium on Indigenous Languages: Retention and Revitalization,” geared to increase discussion and awareness of the issues concerning indigenous language loss, on April 10-12 in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A-C. Languages around the world are rapidly, especially indigenous languages in areas where European nations took control, according to Beverly Klug, ISU professor and a symposium organizer. The idea that every indigenous person should speak only the language of those who were now in power had its beginnings in the doctrine of “Doctrine of Discovery,” which gave power to the Church and European monarchs over the lands and peoples of non-Christian countries in the service of the Christian God.

In the United States this was followed by the concept of “Manifest Destiny,” again including this idea that subjugation of Native people was the ultimate goal of the government, which included eliminating tribal languages. Educational systems became the tool by which this process was to occur. After it was apparent that this policy proved to be disastrous for Native people, plunging them into a world where they were unable to communicate with their own family members and, in general, not accepted as equal to Euro-Americans, the government reversed its course in the late 1920s following an investigation by Lewis Meriam and his team (referred to as the “1928 Meriam Report”). In an effort to protect their Native languages, indigenous people in the United States found a strong leader in Patricia



Ann Locke, Lakota and Chippewa, who grew up on the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Reservation. Among her decades of working as an educator from elementary to the university levels, she advocated strongly for Native rights in education. She pushed for legislation for the preservation of indigenous languages. In 1991, she won a MacArthur Foundation fellowship for her work to save tribal languages that were on the brink of extinction. Locke passed away in 2001. Even though federal legislation exists protecting Native languages and executive orders have been issued by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama reiterating that language and culture are to be part of the education provided for American Indian children in the United States, this information is widely unknown or afforded in public schools. Symposium speakers provided many answers concerning this area of inquiry for those who attended, with much opportunity for discussion. Speakers included Christine Sims, Pueblo of Acoma, discussing “Importance of Indigenous Languages Revival and Retention;” Marianna Di Paola, Director of the Center for American Indian Languages at the University of Utah, discussing the work being done regarding revitalization of Shoshoni and the need for doing so; Sky Hopinka, a member of the Hochunk Nation and Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, on “Language Loss and Effects on Culture” and new methodology being used to teach the Chinuk Wawa language to tribal members; and Michael Fillerup, supervisor, English as a Second Language in Flagstaff, Ariz., schools discussed Navajo Immersion schools/bilingual education programs and “How to start a successful language preservation program in 10 easy steps.”

Dr. Cory Bennett and Dr. Helen Tarp visit with a potential graduate student.

Graduate Programs Open House Last spring the College of Education hosted its first annual Graduate Programs Open House. Students and members of the community joined College of Education professors from each department to learn more about graduate programs and to enjoy refreshments and giveaways. Door prizes included coffee gift cards, children’s books and bundles of school supplies. Participants enjoyed an exciting evening while learning more about the College of Education and opportunities to further their professional development.

Various films including Wampanoag language efforts and Hawaiian language revitalization efforts were shown followed by discussion. The children from Candy Titus’s language and cultural classes at Lillian Valley School in Blackfoot/Fort Hall shared their Native culture with audiences followed by reading of a Shoshoni story by Drusilla Gould. Additionally, a panel discussion by members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes was held concerning their language retention and revitalization efforts. The symposium was supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other sponsors included the ISU College of Education, ISU College of Arts and Letters and the ISU Cultural Affairs Council. Additional members of the symposium committee included Christopher Loether, ISU anthropology professor; Drusilla Gould, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Member and senior lecturer, ISU Department of Anthropology; and Sherice Gould, Language and Cultural Preservation Department manager, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Darcy Barnes staffs the College of Education craft booth at CommUniversity.

CommUniversity This spring 2012 both the College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi (the College’s honor society) participated in ISU’s CommUniversity, held in the ISU Student Union Building Ballroom. CommUniversity is an annual event hosted by ISU showcasing various aspects of the university. The southeastern Idaho community was invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and an opportunity to learn more about ISU. The COE hosted a children’s activity booth where children created craft projects. Kappa Delta Pi hosted a book giveaway booth where drawings were held for numerous copies of the latest edition of the children’s book The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Orange and black Bengal Beads were also given away at the event, and the College of Education had a great time connecting with our community.





Dr. Joseph Bruchac, Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author A visit by Dr. Joseph Bruchac, an Abenaki Indian who is the award-winning author of more than 120 books for children and adults, highlighted the 26th annual Idaho State University Bellon Visiting Author Series March 5-7. He also is a master storyteller and a musician. The Bellon Visiting Author Series was initiated by Dr. Beverly Klug, an ISU College of Education professor, more than 20 years ago. The series brings nationally-recognized and published authors of books for children to our community as an annual event. The Bellon Visiting Author Series features authors of good-quality, multicultural children’s literature and thereby promoting literacy and enhancing the richness of cultural experiences in our community. While in our community, Bruchac’s public appearances included performing stories and music at both Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library and Chubbuck’s Portneuf District Library as well as at the ISU College of Education Auditorium. Books were available for purchase and signing by the author at all locations. Bruchac also visited several area elementary schools in Pocatello and Fort Hall, giving students the opportunity for a more personal experience with a published author. Bruchac lives in the Adirondack Mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, N.Y., in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on his Abenaki ancestry. He and his family have worked extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture. He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary

poetry and fiction, including “Songs from this Earth on Turtle’s Back” and “Breaking Silence,” winner of an American Book Award. His poems, articles and stories have appeared in more than 500 publications, from American Poetry Review to National Geographic. His books include “The First Strawberries,” his autobiography “Bowman’s Store” and such novels as “Dawn Land,” and “The Waters Between.” His published books also include “Squanto’s Journey” and “Sacajawea.”

Dr. Joseph Bruchac

As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, he has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States. Bruchac holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, Master of Arts degree in literature and creative writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award and the Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children’s Literature. For more information on Bruchac visit

The Bellon Visiting Author Series In 2005, Drs. Jerry and Elner Bellon created the endowment, The Bellon Visiting Author Series, after showing support and interest in the College of Education’s Visiting Author Conference for a number of years. As a former professor who taught children’s literature, Dr. Elner Bellon was especially pleased to sustain efforts in the College of Education to bring award-winning authors to Southeast Idaho with an emphasis on writing and/or illustrating children’s books featuring diverse populations. Jerry and Elner were both tenured faculty at the College of Education, University of Tennessee, where Jerry also served as professor and college administrator. Following their retirement they provided consulting services to school districts around the world. They are both graduates of Idaho State University College of Education.





An Opportunity Like No Other

ISU College of Education at the 2012 Olympic Games From July 29 to Aug. 11, three faculty and staff members and seven students from the College of Education traveled to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Dr. Caroline Faure (Sport Science and Physical Education, associate professor), Dr. Karen Appleby (Sport Science and Physical Education, associate professor), and Paula Mandeville (COE Advising Center, director) organized a trip for undergraduate and graduate sport management students to experience the largest sporting event in the world first hand. The trip was structured to help students in the field of sport management gain an inside perspective on the organization of an international event that included 26 different sports and more than 10,000 athletes from 204 different countries. Unique to this Olympic Games was the inclusion of female athletes in all sporting events, the addition of Women’s Boxing, and the representation of female athletes from the countries of Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia. In total, the group attended 13 different Olympic sporting events. They saw Women’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Indoor Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Cycling, Track and Field, Swimming, Men’s Boxing, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s Weightlifting, Men’s and Women’s Triathlon, Men’s Judo, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Handball and the Women’s Marathon. They also visited sport-related venues and museums such as Olympic Park and the Olympic Museum in downtown London as well as iconic cultural monuments and museums around London such as Big Ben, the Natural History Museum,

the Tower of London, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and the Imperial War Museum. “This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us—educationally, professionally and personally! During their time in London the students witnessed, in person, sport management concepts they have learned in their classes such as facility management, sport and event marketing and sponsorship, volunteer organization, and how sports medicine is handled at a large event,” Appleby said. For many of the students, this was also a valuable cultural learning experience because it was their first time to travel internationally. “I was very impressed with the students and their willingness to explore London, sometimes on their own, their ability to navigate their way to Olympic events on the tube and their openness to new experiences. It was a pleasure to watch them grow and gain confidence as the trip progressed,” Mandeville said. In order to create a well-rounded learning experience, the students engaged in required pre- and post-trip learning and reading activities and gave individual poster presentations about their Olympic trip at the Sport Science and Physical Education Undergraduate Poster Presentation on Nov. 30.



Hooding Ceremony The College of Education held its third annual Hooding Ceremony on May 4, 2012. The procession of students was led by 2012 Master Teacher Award Recipient Dr. Julie Newsom. Dr. Bruce Kusch, 2012 Kole-McGuffey prize recipient, and Dr. Kai-yi “Clark” Huang, Idaho State University’s 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year, were honored. Thirty-nine graduate students took part in the ceremony and were hooded by Dean Hedeen and their various advisors. Guests enjoyed music by Panache String Quartet and dinner and cupcakes were served at this celebratory event. Dr. Dotty Sammons-Lohse and Dean Deb Hedeen hood student Devshika Bose.

Graduating High Honors Students The College of Education is pleased to recognize the following students for their outstanding academic achievement. These students graduated spring 2012 with high honors and a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher. Terri Angell Christina Higley Alecia Eidinger Deborah Lott Troy Johnson Rayna Krevitsky Sara Martinez Mark Mendoza Shae Struhs Aneatra Walker Jennifer Zamora

2012 Spring Commencement Dean Hedeen presented 160 total College of Education graduates who received: four Doctor of Education degrees; one Doctor of Philosophy degree; six Educational Specialist degrees; 29 Master of Education degrees; and 120 Bachelor of Education degrees. The College of Education Professional Achievement recipient was Dr. Brent Fauré and Outstanding College of Education Student of the Year was Shalene M. Summers.

Johnson, baritone, on vocals, and music performance graduating senior Derek Schaible, on piano. Interpreting service for people with hearing disabilities was provided by the Idaho State University Disabilities Services. A reception for graduates and their guests followed the ceremony on the floor of Holt Arena.

Idaho State University conferred a total of 2,363 degrees and certificates at spring commencement ceremonies held on May 5 in Holt Arena. In addition to the presentation of these degrees and certificates, three distinguished faculty members were acknowledged, 10 alumni were recognized for their professional achievement, and 13 outstanding students were recognized. Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas greeted the audience and conferred the degrees. ISU Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Adamcik, recognized the distinguished faculty. Associated Students of ISU President, Shaun Stokes, delivered remarks. Misty Roberts, a graduating senior in dietetics, performed the national anthem. Susan Goslee, 2012 Distinguished Teacher, placed the faculty mace. Institutional reader was John Gribas, professor of communication and rhetorical studies. Deb Stone, president of the ISU Alumni Association board of directors, welcomed alumni. The “Alma Mater Hymn” was performed by music performance graduating senior Jared

Dean Deb Hedeen and Shalene Summers, 2012 Outstanding Student



Mr. Brent Fauré, 2012 Professional Achievement Award Recipient Idaho State University is pleased to recognize Brent Fauré as the 2012 Professional Achievement Award recipient for the College of Education. Fauré received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education-Health and Physical Education from ISU in 1980 and his master’s degree in Physical Education–Athletic Administration in 1986. He has been a teacher in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 for the past 31 years. Fauré has been a pioneer in the high school sports medicine curricular program in Idaho. He helped write the curriculum for Idaho Professional Technical Education Sports Medicine programs statewide. Fauré and his work have been featured in several national publications. He currently has 120 students enrolled in his medical programs housed at Century High School and part of the Gateway Medical Academy. They provide professional, technical and medical education and attract students from all three local high schools. Fauré’s teaching philosophy is based upon the values of clinical education and creating mentorships Brent Fauré for his students. He has established close relationships with Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello and Chubbuck Fire departments, and numerous area physicians, surgeons and physical therapists. Fauré owns Tri Med Sports Medicine, which provides educational and clinical sports medicine outreach to amateur sport leaders and athletes throughout Southeast Idaho. Tri Med Sports Medicine covers more than 25 major sporting events each year and is responsible for the care of more than 50,000 athletes annually. Fauré donates hundreds of hours annually attending to the care of athletes as well as providing education on the prevention of injuries.

Fauré has served as the president of the Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association and on their board for 11 years. He has also served as the president of the Idaho Health Occupations Educators’ Association. He has been recognized with many awards including the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Distinguished Service Award and Northwest Athletic Trainer’s Association Distinguished Service Award, both in 2007, and was recipient of the Highland High School Teacher of the Year in 2005.

Professional Achievement and Scholarship Recognition Evening On May 4, the College of Education hosted the 2012 Professional Achievement and Scholarship Recognition Evening. The night was full of celebration and recognition of the Kappa Delta Pi officers, High Honors Students, Sports Science and Physical Education Majors of the Year, and 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients. Professional Achievement Award recipient Brent Fauré was honored and presented, as did Shalene Summers, the College of Education’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipient. Guests enjoyed music by Panache String Quartet and dinner on the patio. Dr. David Coffland and Dean Deb Hedeen award Jocelyn Foreman the Donald and Helen Doering Nielson Fellowship.



Outstanding Doctoral Student

Kole-McGuffey Prize Recipient

Idaho State University is pleased to announce Dr. Kai-yi “Clark” Huang as the 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year. Huang earned a 3.67 grade point average and received a Ph.D. in instructional design. He attained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and both a Master of Education degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages and a Master of Education degree in technology at Salem International University in West Virginia. At ISU, he enjoyed creating instructional materials for several colleges and academic Dr. Kai-yi “Clark” Huang departments, the Oboler Library, the ISU Instructional Technology Resource Center and the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.

The College of Education is pleased to recognize Dr. Bruce Kusch as the 2012 Kole-McGuffey Prize Recipient. The Peter C. Kole—William H. McGuffey Prize for Excellence in Education Research is awarded on an annual basis to a graduate student in the College of Education. A $10,000 prize is given to a student who has completed a ground-breaking research study as part of their graduate program.

In 2011 Huang presented a paper, “The Use of Second Life to Teach Physical Security Across Different Teaching Modes,” at the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Florida. He said his dissertation was born out of the desire to see mathematics students succeed, and it included the creation of an online, mathematics-learning module for college-level mathematics students. Huang was a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, the Chinese Student Association, the International Student Association and the Badminton sports club.

Outstanding Student Achievement Award Idaho State University is pleased to recognize Shalene M. Summers as the College of Education’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipient. Summers was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, with a major in history and a minor in social sciences. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Her scholarships include 13 awards ranging from Distinguished Teacher Scholarship to the ISU Leadership Scholarship. She was the Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) chief of staff for two years, an Shalene M. Summers ASISU College of Education senator for one year, an ISU Ambassador for four years and she volunteered for various student organizations throughout her college career. Her honors and awards include Ambassador of the Year 2009-2010 and Most Involved Award 2008-2009.

His dissertation entitled, “Interaction by Design: Social Connectedness, Social Presence, and Sense of Community in Online University General Education Courses,” examined the effect of Reusable Learning Object (RLO) designed to facilitate a high level of student-to-student social interaction in the online learning environment. Findings from the study will contribute to the literature, providing guidelines for instructional designers on methods and approaches for creating an optimal learning environment and experience for participants. Kusch currently serves as the associate academic vice president for curriculum at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg. Prior to joining the BYU-Idaho faculty, Kusch worked in the high techDr. Bruce C. Kusch nology industry in Silicon Valley, California, in various sales, marketing, and executive roles for companies such as Hitachi, Logitech and IBM. In addition to his professional endeavors, Kusch has served on a number of community boards, including the Upper Valley United Way, and as a member of the board of trustees for Madison Memorial Hospital. He also currently serves on the board of directors for a Rexburg-area software developer. Kusch earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Phoenix and DeVry University, respectively. He completed his doctoral studies at ISU earning a Ph.D. in instructional design in November 2011. Kusch’s personal interests include keeping up with his grandchildren, running, fly-fishing and reading. Peter and Nancy Kole, who have established the prize, have been active friends of Idaho State University and continue to support the academic work and deserving students in the College of Education.



Idaho Total Instructional Alignment More than 450 educators from Southeast Idaho’s 52 school districts converged at Idaho State University June 4-8 to learn a proven, comprehensive teacher-training model that improves student achievement: Total Instructional Alignment. “The Idaho Total Instructional Alignment (TIA) is a grassroots, teacher-driven process to design and develop a method by which the Common Core State Standards (COSS) can be integrated into classroom instruction,” said Chuck Zimmerly, interim director of the College of Education’s Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness. “It is essential to begin the integration of the CCSS into classroom teaching this fall, with the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s new ISAT replacement test due to be implemented in 2014.” Teams of educators at the conference learned and implemented the TIA teaching model, which aligns standards with curriculum, curriculum with instruction, and then assesses how effectively the standards have been met. The TIA model incorporates the national Common Core State Standards and will assist teachers in meeting these standards when they were implemented into K-12 classrooms during fall 2012. “Meeting the Common Core State Standards is a big deal,” said Susan Jenkins, director of the TIA project and College of Education assistant dean. “The time is now for learning to meet these standards and our work with Idaho teachers is critical. The ISU College of Education is in the lead pack nationally on helping educators learn TIA so they can meet these new standards.” Classrooms, schools and districts that have implemented the TIA program have shown a measurable improvement in their Annual Yearly Progress Reports as mandated by the state under the No Child Left Behind Act, Jenkins said. The teams of teachers, which were organized by content area and grade level, used software and the technology to de-

velop Total Instructional Alignment instructional documents that they will use as roadmaps for their class instruction and assessment for the upcoming academic year. These documents have become a pivotal instructional tool for participating districts and are routinely used in professional development workshops and classrooms. Idaho State University College of Education and Dell, Incorporated teamed up to offer a Total Instructional Alignment Conference at the ISU Pond Student Union. Dell provided computer technology and support for educators from 52 schools districts in Southeast Idaho, loaning ISU about $100,000 in technical assistance for the event. For more information on the Total Instructional Alignment program, visit



The Office of Field Experience The Office of Field Experience administers the student-teaching internship component of clinical experiences in the school placement of candidates, selection of cooperating teachers and assignment of university supervisors. The mission of the Office of Field Experience is to support student interns before and during their student internship experiences by providing the necessary information and guidance. The Office of Field Experience places student interns in Regions IV (Twin Falls), V (Pocatello) and VI (Idaho Falls). Interns are placed with cooperating teachers who have at least three years of successful teaching experience. The student teaching internship is designed to be the culminating professional clinical experience for Partnership Schools candidates in teacher education. This 2011-2012: is a professional development experiCentury High School ence during which the intern works in a Chubbuck Elementary school context with students. It provides an opportunity for the intern to assume Fort Hall Elementary Highland High School major responsibility for the full range of teaching in an approved school situation Irving Middle School under the guidance of qualified personSyringa Elementary nel from Idaho State University and the Tendoy Elementary cooperating schools. University supervisors oversee candidates during their internships, providing valuable feedback and mentoring. Roger Wheeler is the coordinator of university supervisors. Student teaching interns attend three all-day student teaching seminars as well as weekly, two-hour seminars.

Candidates are provided timely information to help them be successful during their student teaching. Topics include: Preparing for a Successful Internship, The Importance of the Teacher Work Sample 2, and Resumes and Relationships. Student interns also have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews and resume evaluations. Partnership schools are an important component to the Office of Field Experience. Partnership schools work with ISU to host pre-interns and student teaching interns. Gail Siemen is the coordinator of partnership schools. Meeting four times a year, the goal is to share resources and facilitate connections with the College of Education in order to support student achievement in the schools.



Kelli Horrocks Kelli Horrocks (not pictured) is an integral part of the Office of Field Experience. As the administrative assistant for five years, Kelli is extremely knowledgeable about the inner workings of the Office of Field Experience. She is helpful and encouraging to her coworkers and students. Kelli handles student intern placement in Regions IV, V and VI. In addition, she tracks students and records their progress, is a great resource for PRAXIS testing and assists with seminars and celebrations. Both of Kelli’s parents were educators and she enjoys working with students as they embark on the journey of becoming teachers. Kelli says her favorite part of her job is “the interaction with the students and the university supervisors.” In her free time Kelli enjoys reading, quilting and cross stitch. She lives in Pocatello with her cats Otis, Milo, Allie, Little One and Trixie.

Spotlight on Debbie Zikratch, Field Experience Coordinator

ial education and I began my teaching career in spec onal programs cati edu loved the challenge of designing success. ieve ach that would help individual students Education cial Spe in d Along the way, I completed a M.E hing all teac in ed rest from ISU. Eventually, I became inte ents stud ds nee ial spec content areas, and working with from the perspective of the general education classroom. I spent many wonderful years teaching fourth grade with the guidance of my professional mentor and personal friend, Evelyn Robinson. I have learned something from every student and I love running into my former students. I feel very fortunate to have had so many opportunities to learn and grow over the years. Debbie Zikratch l ona cati edu nt My most rece ching, facilitatexperiences include instructional coa onal development. ing school improvement and professi be finding out what For me, the challenge continues to ievement and being schools need to improve student ach success. part of the team that realizes that coordinator for I believe that in my new role as the able to combine my the Office of Field Experience I am

Office of Field Experience • Places candidates • 3 all-day seminars per semester for all candidates plus weekly seminars for Pocatello candidates • Regions IV-Twin Falls, V-Pocatello, VI- Idaho Falls • Work directly with IA and student teachers

Teacher Education December 2012 graduates show off their College of Education backpacks. others become successful experience with my desire to help a good fit for me, and I am professional educators. This job is in the College of Education enjoying working with the faculty and VI. I enjoy working and the educators in Regions IV, V, hope to be a positive and with students of all ages and always enthusiastic influence. be a professional eduThese are very challenging times to who enter the field today cator, and my hope is that students as they become highly activate their passion and dedication ent teaching is probably qualified, excellent educators. Stud arding experiences for rew t one of the most intense yet mos ide support, guidance prov to education students. My goal is r way through their and insight as students navigate thei difference for our interns a e internships. I hope that I can mak rees and journey into the as they successfully finish their deg teaching field. /business owner and we My husband, Tim, is a woodworker and a son-in-law, Matt. have two daughters, Blaire and Ali, apist and graduated in Blaire (Thomsen) is a physical ther from Cal Poly, San Luis 2011 from ISU. Ali graduated in 2011 degree. We also have a dog Obispo with a business/marketing named Bailey. our married life and We have lived in Pocatello for all of the outdoors. When our love the people, the community and being involved with soccer kids were growing up we enjoyed with family, cooking, and basketball. We love to spend time gardening. hiking, camping, fishing, golfing and

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Professional development Student teachers Partnership schools, coordinated by Gail Siemon Cooperating teachers + 1-time per semester mentoring class University supervisors, coordinated by Roger Wheeler Dr. Julie Newsome, Student teachers region VI



Dean Deb Hedeen, Judy Liday, Nanette Siemen, Eileen Jackson, Bev Anderson, Cydney Pearce and Darcy Barnes

An Opportuni-Tea This spring friends of the College of Education gathered to enjoy “An Opportuni-Tea” with a table theme “A Day at the Derby.” Held in the Barbara J. Marshall Rotunda in the ISU L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, “An Opportuni-Tea” featured brief presentations from representatives of the University Honors Program, performances by current University Honors students, a silent auction, raffle items and a delicious four-course afternoon tea complete with savories and scones. Last spring, local businesses and individuals pre-purchased reserved tables for the event, which served as a fundraiser to build on the endowment fund for the ISU University Honors Program. This endowment provides additional programming, research, seminars and faculty interaction for ISU honors students. The ISU Honors Program is an elite academic program for students who aspire to a more engaging and enriching collegiate experience.



2012 Student Interns

Teacher Internship Celebrations for Our Newest Professional Educators The College of Education hosted our annual Student Teacher Internship Celebrations, held in Pocatello on April 24, 2012, in the Pond Student Union Building and in Twin Falls on April 26 in the Taylor Building. Student interns, their families, their cooperating teachers, university supervisors and College of Education faculty and staff gathered to celebrate this achievement. Dean Deb Hedeen shared thoughts and reflections about the student teaching experience. Associate Dean Peter Denner recognized students who had made a difference in student achievement by successfully meeting achievement targets or helping students demonstrate significant improvement. Two interns were selected to speak at each celebration, sharing reflections on their experiences. University supervisors were also recognized. Each intern received a certificate of completion of student teaching as well as a marble apple paperweight.



Danielle Collins

Assistant Lecturer, Elementary Education Danielle Collins is an instructor at Idaho State University in the College of Education Teacher Education Program in Idaho Falls. Her past teaching education experiences include working with at-risk middle school students during a year of service in the Americorps. She also spent more than 10 years working with adult students in the Adult Basic Education program at Eastern Idaho Technical College in the GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. During this time she was also an adjunct instructor for Idaho State University in the College of Education. Most recently, she worked for Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Diversity and Employee Relations. One of her responsibilities in this position was coordinating the annual Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium. This educational event brings over 300 Latino students from around the state of Idaho to Sun Valley to experience a weekend of motivational workshops and other educational experiences. EDUCATION • B.A., Elementary Education, Idaho State University • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Idaho State University

Sibongile Kamusoko

Associate Lecturer, Sport Science & Physical Education Dr. Kamusoko has engaged in many teaching and leadership capacities such as serving as an external assessor for the physical education examination for the University of Zimbabwe and as a student academic advisor at both ISU and in Zimbabwe. At ISU, Sibongile has served as the assistant program coordinator for the Physical Education Activity program in the Sport Science and Physical Education (SSPE) Department. EDUCATION • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Idaho State University • Higher Education – Administration • M.P.E., Athletic Administration, Idaho State University • B.E., Education, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe • C.E., Education, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe RESEARCH & CURRENT PROJECTS Kamusoko, S. D., & Pemberton, C. (in press, April 2013). Student-athlete wellbeing and persistence: An in-depth look at student-athlete persistence. The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education (JSSAE).

Welcome Dani Moffit

Assistant Professor, Sport Science & Physical Education Dr. Dani Moffit is a Certified Athletic Trainer and will be the program director for the new Entry-Level Master’s in Athletic Training program. Her previous professional experiences have been varied. For the past six years she was the program director for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education program at Temple University. Prior to her time at Temple, she was an athletic trainer and teacher for the Meridian School district, teaching courses including sports medicine, health occupations, biology, health, and PE. Dr. Moffit is an active member of the Board of Certification exam-writer committee, the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training annual review committee, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation scholarship committee. EDUCATION • Ph.D., Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA • M.P.E., Athletic Administration, Idaho State University • M.A., Phys Ed: Athletic Training, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI • B.S., Health Education, Idaho State University AREA OF EXPERTISE Athletic Training Education RESEARCH & CURRENT PROJECTS Sexual Harassment in Undergraduate Athletic Training Students, Reliability of the SCAT-2 in Club Rugby Players, and Prospective Evaluation of Startle Response and Injury in College Athletes.



New Faculty Gary Storie

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Dr. Gary Storie is a licensed elementary teacher, principal, and school superintendent in the State of Indiana. His previous educational experiences include teaching elementary school, serving as elementary school principal and most recently serving as a school superintendent. He has worked extensively with district curriculum development, state and federal grant writing and administration, student assessment and school district budget and finance. He has presented to the Indiana School Boards’ Association, the Indiana Education Round Table, the Indiana Senate and Indiana Urban Superintendent Study Council. As a principal, Dr. Storie and his faculty received state and national recognition from the International Reading Association for an exemplary literacy program that resulted in significant achievement gains for elementary students. EDUCATION • Ed.D., Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN • Ed.S., Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN • M.S., Elementary Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN • B.S., Elementary Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Karren Streagle

Assistant Professor, Special Education Dr. Karren Streagle teaches and works with candidates seeking their degree in Special Education and Human Exceptionality. She has 15 years experience teaching and working in Virginia public schools. She taught preschoolers with special needs in inclusive public and private settings, and elementary and middle school students with significant intellectual disabilities and autism. She served as the testing coordinator for a rural school district, where she managed Virginia’s standards of learning testing program and Virginia’s alternate and alternative assessment programs. She served on several state-level standard setting and range finding committees for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). She also taught numerous courses at Virginia Commonwealth University as a full-time and adjunct instructor in the Department of Special Education and Disability Policy and the COVE (Certifying Online Virginia Educators) Grant program.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Educational Administration, Elementary Education, Educational Psychology, Education Research

EDUCATION • Ph.D., Education, Special Education and Disability Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA • M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA • B.S., Child Development, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA • A.F.A., Music, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA

RESEARCH AND CURRENT PROJECTS Emergent readers and assessment, the influence of high stakes testing, and the superintendency in Idaho.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Early Childhood Special Education, Significant Intellectual Disabilities, Alternate Assessments for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities. RESEARCH & CURRENT PROJECTS Alternate assessments for students with significant intellectual disabilities and the decision-making process for finding students eligible to participate in alternate assessments.



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ISU College of Education, Spring 2013 newsletter  

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