Nancy Schneider, associate professor and coordinator of elementary student teaching, was recently nominated for a Most Valuable Person in the Life of a Student Award. Most Valuable Professional Development recently published the nominees, which include 15 educators from across the county. The winner will be decided by online voting on the award site.
Schneider’s bio on the award site states that throughout her teaching career, Schneider has been known to provide exceptional ongoing support to her students. In one particular instance, Schneider went above and beyond by providing extensive encouragement and an extraordinary level of support to one of her candidates who was struggling during her practice as a student teacher. Schneider invited the student into her home to visit with and be supported by her family, which in turn helped give the teacher candidate the extra assurance she needed to achieve her goal of becoming a teacher.
"Being nominated to receive this award is an honor in itself," Schneider said. "As an educator of educators, I strive to promote the importance of connecting with students and helping them understand the impact sensitivity and kindness can have. I am fortunate to work with many individuals who exhibit these same characteristics, and I appreciate the Most Valuable Professional Development group for recognizing the value of compassion."
Read more about Schneider and the positive impact she has in the life of her students.
Vote for the 2019 MVPD winner. The deadline for voting is May 1.