DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching assignments for the spring semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Twenty-one Misericordia University student teachers participated in the program, which prepares the undergraduates for classroom observation and instruction in several regional school districts.

The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University requires student teachers to observe student instruction for 14 weeks in two different classrooms as part of their educational and professional experience. Students spend the school day in their assigned classrooms at first observing and then gradually teaching classes.

The following student teachers received assignments to regional school districts: Alexia Alchevsky, Jackson, N.J., Wilkes-Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Alexandra Anastasi, Duryea, Holy Rosary School and Pittston Area School District; Thomas Anderson, Westfield, N.J., Wyoming Valley West and Lake Lehman school districts; Thea Arico, Rockaway, N.J., Lake Lehman and Wilkes-Barre Area school districts; Giovana Augustine, Shavertown, Dallas School District and New Story School; Victoria Bednar, Honesdale, Wilkes-Barre Area School District; Emily Betterly, Hazleton, Wyoming Valley West and Tunkhannock school districts; Caitlin Cameron, Dallas, Lake Lehman and Wyoming Valley West school districts; Jennifer Gazdick, Farmingville, N.Y., Tunkhannock and Lake Lehman school districts; Melissa Hackett, Howell, N.J., Lake Lehman School District; Sierra Macierowski, Shickshinny, Northwest Area School District; Lauren McEwen, Mohrsville, Lake Lehman School District and Graham Academy; Kelli Mickowski, Mountain Top, Crestwood School District; Erin O’Day, Bear Creek Twp., Bear Creek Charter School and Crestwood School District; Noah Ostrowski, Dalton, Dallas School District and Rock Solid Academy; Megan Ostrum, Dallas, Lake Lehman and Tunkhannock school districts; Morgan Palmer, Lawrenceville, N.J., Lake Lehman and Wilkes-Barre Area school districts; Tanner Reyan, Friendsville, Lake Lehman and Wyoming Area school districts; Melissa Smith, New Tripoli, Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh school districts; Christine Wickiser, Hanover Twp., Hanover Area School District, and Sarah Wittle, Trucksville, New Story and Wyoming Area School District.