May 26, 2015
Bethany True, a 2015 Johnson State College graduate, was profiled on the Franklin West Supervisory Union website in a story titled “Fletcher Partners with Johnson State College to Help Teacher Find ‘True’ Passion.” True worked full time this spring as a student teacher with kindergarten teacher Jenny Blackman at Fletcher Elementary. While at JSC, she also gained additional experience through field placements in other local schools.
“True’s student teaching placement in Fletcher is an example of an engaged community partnership between the college and Fletcher School,” the website explains. “Partnering with local schools to provide hands-on experience for future teachers is an integral part of the Johnson State College teacher preparation program. It allows students to experience first hand the theories and methods that they have learned about in their classes.”
It also quoted Kathy Light, teacher education placement coordinator at Johnson State: “We love having the opportunity to send students out into the field to benefit from the expertise of classroom teachers. We hope to send our students into the classroom ready to work with kids and teachers and to be an asset to the classroom environment while they are learning.”