The College of Education (COE) is excited to welcome the second cohort of students to the Teachers Scholars Academy (TSA). Beginning this fall, the Teacher Scholars will pursue majors in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education.
These 23 high-achieving teacher candidates hold strong academic records, with an average high school GPA of 3.91 and an average ACT score of 26. They represent 13 high schools across six different counties in Nebraska and Iowa.
As a Teacher Scholar, students will work closely with other high-performing Scholars by engaging in small specialized courses, seminars, and special projects specially designed for each cohort. They will graduate with a strong network of professional peers.
Experiential learning is a key part of the Teacher Scholar experience, including both service to the community and hands-on educational experiences. Through a service learning project this spring, the first TSA cohort partnered with Inclusive Communities, fifth-grade students from Crestridge Magnet Center, and the Union for Contemporary Art for a project, Redlining Conversations. The project explored the history of Redlining in North and South Omaha and how those foundations of structural racism have had lingering effects on the Omaha community.
TSA is led by Dr. Gerry Huber, former director of COE’s Office of Academic Advising.
Meet the 2020-2021 Teacher Scholars
|Kennedy Bradburn||Pre-Elementary, Special Education||Fort Calhoun Junior-Senior High School|
|Kaitlyn Brandl||Pre-Elementary, Special Education||Columbus High School|
|Emily Brasfield||Pre-Elementary Education||Papillion La Vista South High School|
|Courtney Brink||Pre-Elementary Education||Millard South High School|
|Amaya Brodine||Pre-Elementary Education||Omaha South High School|
|Kapri Case||Pre-Elementary Education||Millard South High School|
|Lucas Gappa||Pre-Secondary, Special Education||Millard West High School|
|Lauren Gearhart||Pre-Elementary Education||Omaha Burke High School|
|Rene Gold||Pre-Elementary Education||Papillion La Vista South High School|
|Aleyah Goodwin||Pre-Elementary Education||Omaha Burke High School|
|Ashley Honeyman||Pre-Elementary Education||Millard North High School|
|Danielle Lawrence||Pre-Elementary Education||Papillion La Vista South High School|
|Emily Mangano||Pre-Elementary Education||Papillion-La Vista High School|
|Hailee Munhall||Pre-Elementary Education||Westside High School|
|Bryan Pichardo-Lara||Pre-Elementary Education||Omaha South High School|
|Kelsie Premer||Pre-Secondary, Special Education||Fort Calhoun Junior-Senior High School|
|Andrea Reyes||Pre-Secondary, Special Education||Omaha South High School|
|Ian Schmidt||Pre-Secondary||Millard South High School|
|Jesse Thiessen||Pre-Secondary||Millard West High School|
|Hayden Thomaier||Pre-Secondary||Papillion La Vista South High School|
|Haylee Umble||Pre-Secondary||Mitchell Junior/Senior High School|
|Trinity Weers||Pre-Secondary||Tri-Center High School|