Special Education and Reading Resident Fellows Share 'The College Experience'

Albany, NY (April 6, 2012) - Graduate students from the first cohort of Resident Fellows from UAlbany's School of Education spoke with more than one hundred ninth grade students about 'The College Experience' as part of a Career and College Fair at Amsterdam High School in March.

The Fellows, all graduate students in the School of Education, shared personal experiences, discussed the importance of self-advocacy and  preparation for college and life, and answered student questions.  These master’s degree students are the inaugural members of a new School of Education Program, a joint effort between the Department of Reading and the Division of Special Education, funded by the New York State Education Department, known as the Graduate Level Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Program (GLCRTPPP), designed to prepare the next generation of Special Educators to work with 21st Century High School Students.  All of the graduate students are currently interning as consultant and resource support teachers at Amsterdam High School, and working on supporting and differentiating instruction for all students.  Pictured from left (clockwise) Carolyn Gregory, Nicole Crandall, Olivia Chadwick, Stacey Chan, Laura Siska, and Karina Ramirez.