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21 Northwestern student teachers begin assignments in area schools


January 28, 2022

Students leave Northwestern Oklahoma State University with the knowledge to succeed in a particular field. In their final semester, 21 senior education students have received their student teaching assignments and have entered area schools to gain hands-on experience.

The students will return to campus for seminars in March and their portfolio exit interviews in May. Commencement is scheduled for May 7.

Listed below are the students, their majors, hometowns and teaching assignments.

Agriculture Education – Cassidy Bronson of Chelsea, Ketchum High School; Britni Stewart of Chandler, Drummond High School

Early Childhood Education – Katrina Crossland of Ponca City, Garfield Elementary School (Ponca City); Maria Jimenez of Kingfisher, Hennessey Elementary School; Stine Kristensen of Silkeborg, Denmark, Washington Early Childhood Center (Alva); Julie Levings of Tonkawa, Blackwell Elementary School (Levings is a double major in elementary education as well); Hunter Row of Enid, Timberlake Elementary School; Morgan Villarreal of Burns Flat, Canton Elementary School; Codi Walker of Pond Creek, Pond Creek Hunter Elementary

Elementary Education – Abbigael Ford of Ulysses, Kansas, Canton Elementary School; Andrea Jimenez of Kingfisher, Hennessey Elementary School; Katelyn Schieber of Newkirk, Lincoln Elementary School (Alva); Carissa Streck of Hillsdale, Garfield Elementary School (Enid); Kimber Taylor of Shidler, Irving Elementary School (Winfield, Kansas)

English Education – Yamil Ortega of Woodward, Woodward High School; Ian Rand of Ponca City, Tonkawa Middle School

Health and Sports Science Education – Canon Arnold of Alvarado, Texas, Lincoln Elementary School (Alva); Lashon Chew of Elgin, Central Middle School (Lawton)

History Education – Mary Berntsen of Conway Springs, Kansas, Medicine Lodge Middle School (Kansas); Noble Buckhaults of Buffalo, Burlington High School; Cody Slater of Fairview, Ringwood High School

Teacher candidates will be able to take part in the Teacher’s Closet that helps each student get free and “new” professional outfits to help transition their wardrobe to professional dress. For more information or to donate gently used or new clothing to benefit young professionals, contact Dr. Jen Oswald, assistant professor of education, at 580-327-8451 or [email protected] Find “The Teacher’s Closet” on Facebook for updates.

For more information on Northwestern’s teacher education program, visit or contact Dr. Christee Jenlink, professor of education and associate dean of the School of Education, at 580-327-8450 or [email protected]


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