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Marie LeJeune, associate professor of teacher education, with whom TRI works on the HighFive grant, has been awarded the very first T.H. Gentle Endowment.
“It’s important in my work to continually be connected to what teachers are doing in K-12 schools,” she said.
According to the May 6, 2015 article in the Polk County Itemizer-Observer, "Thomas Gentle, for whom the endowment is named, came to Western’s campus more than 100 years ago to revitalize the teacher preparation program, and built programs and a faculty committed to excellence in this area."
We at TRI are very excited for Marie, and congratulate her on the well deserved honor.You can read the Polk County Itemizer-Observer article here.
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From the TRI Blog
"Being part of the QRIS gives me a feeling of pride. It is an opportunity for my program to be recognized as a quality program in the state." Mrs. Teapot's Tiny Tots
"Not only do the parents view me as more of a professional, but I view myself as more of one as well." Elli's Preschool & Daycare
"QRIS is amazing. It started me thinking about my education, and now I am working, a mom of 5, and a full-time college student. Thank you, QRIS!" Lisa's Family Day Care
These are the kinds of statements we hear from child care providers who
are participating in the statewide field test of Oregon's Quality Rating
and Improvement System (QRIS).
By Taylor Leech
I have been employed as a student worker with TRI at Western Oregon University for the past six months. My job here has given me the chance to write some of the blog posts for the website. Recently, I was asked to write something about what it's like to be a student worker here, and to ask some of the other TRI student workers about their experience.
By Carol Dennis
You walk into the classroom for your first day of prep – not
just this school year, but ever. You are finally a teacher – a career you have
dreamed about since you were 10 years old. As you step through the door you
notice the bulletin boards and walls are empty. This is almost a surprise,
since every classroom you have ever been in was covered with posters and
artwork and positive messages. But this is YOUR classroom and YOU get to choose
what goes up.
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