TOC II Spotlight: Mount Saint Mary College
We featured this TOC II spotlight in our December 2017 newsletter
Recently, the Mount Saint Mary College newsletter featured a story about TOC II candidate Isaiah Bevans-Didymus, a junior at the school. The article highlights Isaiah's return to his home district in Poughkeepsie, NY to complete an internship at the middle school he previously attended. In Isaiah's own words, "It's been an eye-opening experience seeing the classroom from the teacher's point of view. Assisting in the implementation of lesson plans and redirecting student behaviors puts a new perspective on education at Poughkeepsie that I didn't have when I was a student there."
In addition to Bevans-Didymus, two other students from Mount Saint Mary College are completing their TOC II internships at high-needs schools this semester. Through the TOC II grant, Mount Saint Mary College and other partner institutions are able to provide training, mentoring, early clinical experiences, financial assistance, and other supports to diverse groups of students pursuing teaching degrees.