Glenville State College Preservice Teachers Complete Student Teaching Internships
Mon May 3, 2021
Spring 2021 Glenville State College Student Teachers (l-r) Cierra Hypes, Derek Bloomfield, Joshua Brennen, Haley Cottrill, Faith Norris, and Bryce McCourt.

GLENVILLE, WV – Six students have completed their student teaching internships for Glenville State College (GSC) during the spring 2021 semester.

Derek Bloomfield of Oak Hill, West Virginia completed his student teaching in Health and Physical Education (PreK-adult) at New River Intermediate with Ben Bowling. Dr. Gerda Kumpiene and Maureen Gildein were his GSC supervisors. He is the son of Mark and Amy Bloomfield of Oak Hill.

Joshua Brennan of Scott Depot, West Virginia completed his student teaching in Music Education (PreK-adult) at Burnsville Elementary, Flatwoods Elementary, and Sutton Elementary where he served as a Teacher in Residence with John Kimble. Dr. Gerda Kumpiene and Dr. David Lewis were his GSC supervisors. He is the son of Bryan and Debra Brennan of Scott Depot.

Haley Cottrill of Spencer, West Virginia completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Spencer Elementary School with Lora Matheney and Stacy Engle. Dr. Shelly Ratliff was her GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Melissa Richardson of Spencer.

Cierra (Blankenship) Hypes of Summersville, West Virginia completed her student teaching in English Education (5-adult) at Midland Trail High School with Mae Kessler. Dr. Gerda Kumpiene and Dr. Melody Wise were her GSC supervisors. She currently resides in Hinton, West Virginia with her husband, James. She is the daughter of Christopher Blankenship and James and Tammy Groves of Fayetteville.

Bryce McCourt of Webster Springs, West Virginia completed her student teaching in Chemistry Education (9-adult) at Webster County High School with Rodney Tenney. Her GSC supervisors were Dr. Gerda Kumpiene and Larry Baker. She is the daughter of Bill and Kathy McCourt. She was also recognized as the Outstanding Student Teacher Intern for the spring 2021 semester.

Faith Norris of Fayetteville, West Virginia completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Gilmer County Elementary with Lora Stump and Becky Chesser. Dr. Shelly Ratliff was her GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Eugene and Regina Hypes and Ronald Norris of Fayetteville.

Senior teacher education students take part in an internship during their final semester at GSC. At the conclusion of their internship students must complete a presentation illustrating their mastery of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards as well as the standards of their particular area of study. 

The students are eligible to participate in GSC’s Spring Commencement ceremony that is taking place on Saturday, May 8. For more information about the Teacher Education Program at Glenville State College, contact (304) 462-4119.

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