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GSC Education Professor Published in National Magazine

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2013
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

Tara Cosco with publication Glenville, WV- Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Special Education Tara Cosco adds an article in a nationwide publication to her list of accomplishments.  Cosco’s article ‘Tips for new Teachers’ was published in the summer 2013 issue of the New Teacher Advocate magazine. Cosco wrote the piece for new teachers beginning their careers.

“It is an honor to be part of the New Teacher Advocate Summer 2013 publication. I hope that new teachers will be able to learn strategies that will make their first year a success. The article, ‘Tips for New Teachers’ also provides the website address to my webinar for additional suggestions to create a positive learning environment for all students. Having quality teachers is critical to the success of our future and teaching is my passion. I enjoy sharing my experiences and lessons with others and encourage all teachers to continue learning and improving their skills,” said Cosco.

There are four main objectives that Cosco states to be most crucial to be successful in the first few years of teaching. She says teachers should set their own expectations high along with their students. Cosco also encourages them to always be organized and use time efficiently because every second counts. Her article goes on to say that morning routines are another important factor because it gives the students a few minutes to get organized themselves. Cosco’s last main objective is consistency adding that educators should set rules and enforce those rules.

Cosco has 13 years of teaching experience and five of those are at GSC. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fairmont State University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from West Virginia University.  Cosco is currently working on her Doctorate in Technology, and E- Learning from North Central University.

Cosco is a Shinnston, (Harrison County), native but is currently residing in Glenville, (Gilmer County) West Virginia. Cosco’s book ‘Follow Your Dream: Become a Teacher’ was published in 2012 and can be purchased at the GSC bookstore. For more information about her article or book, contact Cosco at or (304)462-6204.

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