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BENCHMARKS Beck Elected President of Regional Teacher Educators Organization Dr. Judy Beck has been elected as the incoming president of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE). Beck is the interim executive director of USC Upstate’s Greenville Campus, where she also is a professor and director of Dr. Judy Beck Teacher Education Programs. She is finishing her term as vice president of SRATE and will be inducted as president at SRATE’s 61st Annual Conference October 16-18 in Charleston. Beck has served as president of the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE); a member of the Delegate Assembly; and co-chair of the 2012 Boston Summer Conference. She currently serves as a member of the Legislative and Niagara Falls Planning Committee and as executive director for SCATE. She was also recently elected to the Association of Teacher Education Board of Directors. SRATE is a regional professional organization affiliated with the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Its purpose is to improve teacher education, broadly conceived, in the Southeastern United States and directly or indirectly throughout the nation by its affiliation with the ATE. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. “We appreciate all that Dr. Beck does for the School of Education and our surrounding communities,” said Lee Hurren, dean of the USC Upstate School of Education. “She is always working diligently in order to promote excellence in teaching on the state and national level.” Beck earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and both her Master’s and Doctorate from the University of Toledo. Her current research interests include the change process in teacher education and the use of technology in the classroom. Jackson Is September Student of the Month Angela Jackson was named “SoE Student of the Month” for September. Active both in University and community activities, she regularly finds ways to become involved. Whether making sandwiches for the needy during a Day of Service, volunteering to read to children or Student of the Month Angela Jackson helping Charles Lea Center clients with crafts in the HEC, Angela is engaged in making a difference. In addition to her campus involvement, she lends a helping hand at local schools, such as Anderson Mill Elementary, working with fourth-graders in reading, writing and math. Her positive attitude and rational approach to assisting others makes her a shining example of encouragement and confidence. “Angela goes above and beyond in a myriad of ways,” noted Dr. Lindsay Yearta, assistant professor of elementary education at USC Upstate. “She is an incredible asset to Upstate’s School of Education, and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things she does in her own classroom.” The SoE Student of the Month receives a faculty parking space for the month and an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship. 3 school of education news


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