Tarleton State University’s College of Education awarded two soon-to-be graduates with the Fall 2018 Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award at last week’s “Reflections” ceremony upon completion of the cohort’s student-teaching internships.

Faculty from the college and the Office of Educator Preparation Services presented the award to graduates Vicky Rivera and Grant Shane, who will receive their diplomas on Friday.

Rivera, a native of McGregor, concluded her clinical teaching at Waco ISD’s Cedar Ridge Elementary School and the Lake Air Montessori School under the supervision of cooperating teachers Kathy Cowan and Megan Perez. Serving as Rivera’s university field supervisor this semester was Nina Bible. Rivera will receive an Early Childhood through 6th grade (EC-6) teaching certificate along with an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) certification.

Shane, a native of Clifton, finished his clinical teaching at Eastland ISD’s Eastland High School and Eastland Middle School under the supervision of Stephen Cox. Serving as Shane’s university field supervisor was Dr. Matt Loyd. Shane will receive an All-Level Music teaching certificate.

The new Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award presented by the College of Education replaces the former Robert H. Elliott Award, which recognized students for similar achievements.