College of Education and Human Services announces Professional Development School cohort for the upcoming school year

College of Education and Human Services announces Professional Development School cohort for the upcoming school year

By Alex Pologruto | Jul 29, 2022

PDS Cohort for 22-23 school year

Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services’ Teacher Quality Institute is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Professional Development School (PDS) teacher candidates

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services’ Teacher Quality Institute is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Professional Development School (PDS) teacher candidates. 

The PDS at Murray State is a prestigious pre-service teacher development program that provides teacher candidates with unique opportunities such as being mentored by the same teachers for the entire school year and serving as junior faculty at the school district where they are placed.

“PDS is the only way that education majors can experience the entire school year from before school starts until the end of the school year,” said PDS program director Debbie Bushart. “The students start their year in July by attending professional development with their mentor teachers. They also attend all back-to-school functions to meet students and parents. These experiences allow the PDS students to see what it takes to get a school year started. It prepares our students for their first year of teaching.”

The Murray State PDS program is part of the National Professional Development Schools organization which strives to create learning communities that improve student learning and prepare educators through clinical practice. This year’s PDS cohort will be working in partnership with 19 schools in 10 local school districts. Schools interested in partnering with Murray State through the PDS program are encouraged to contact the Teacher Quality Institute at 270-809-2090 or email at msu.tqi@murraystate.edu.

The 2022-2023 PDS teacher candidate cohort includes:

  • Hannah Barger- McCracken Co. Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Madison Buchanan- Calloway Co. Schools, Elementary Education/Learning and Behavior Disorders

  • Madison Caylor- Paducah Independent Schools, Middle School Science & Social Studies

  • Dana Classen- Calloway Co. Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Sophe Coyer- Hopkins Co. Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Jarrod Darnall- Murray Independent Schools, Middle School Math & Social Studies 

  • Hannah Davidson- Christian Co. Schools, Middle School Science & Social Studies

  • Russell Edwards- Marshall Co. Schools, Middle School English & Social Studies

  • Sarah Englert- Mayfield Independent Schools, Middle School Math & Social Studies 

  • Grace Floerke- Calloway Co. Schools, Middle School Science 

  • Alyssa Greer- Marshall Co. Schools, Secondary Education: English 

  • Dani Hanrahan- McCracken Co. Schools, Middle School Math & Social Studies

  • Maddie Harper- Paducah Independent Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Hannah Keith- McCracken Co. Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Audrey Levinson- Murray Independent Schools, Moderate to Severe Learning & Behavior Disorders

  • Jenna Massey- Marshall Co. Schools, Elementary Education 

  • Jenny Mays- Graves Co. Schools, Elementary Education

  • Audrey Sinclair- Paris Special Schools, Middle School English

  • Meghan Stanfield- Calloway Co. Schools, Elementary Education

  • Emma Sunderhaus - Hopkins Co. Schools, Elementary Education

  • Allie Vernelson - McCracken Co. Schools, Elementary Education

  • Makayla Watson- Henry Co. Schools, Middle School English & Math

For more information on Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services please visit murraystate.edu/coehs or contact msu.coehs@murraystate.edu or call 270-809-3817.

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