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VolsTeach Mentoring Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

VolsTeach congratulates Nicole Resmondo of Gresham Middle School.  Resmondo is currently a sixth grade science teacher who also mentors our VolsTeach students.  She and Mary Vaughan of Oak Ridge High school are two East Tennessee teachers chosen in a group of over two hundred teachers being honored.

Resmondo is on the Tennessee State Science Standards Writing Development Team and has worked as a professional development presenter in the Knox County District and the Association for Middle Level Education.

Kudos to both ladies for receiving this outstanding honor.

Enjoy their feature story on Wate.Com, Channel 6 news.


Congratulations to Ashley Brown, recipient of the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship

dinner-with-trentham-family-ashley-brown-10-25-2016Ashley Brown, a senior majoring in Math has been awarded the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.  She will complete her VolsTeach apprentice teaching in Spring 2017.  Ashley is pictured here with the Trentham family at a reception in her honor on October 25, 2016. Congratulations Ashley on your outstanding achievement!

Susan Riechert

Susan Riechert Receives 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

VolsTeach congratulates Susan Riechert as recipient of the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award.

Riechert is one of fourteen men and women to receive this award among nearly 14,000 full-time tenured professors in the SEC. As an honoree from the university, Riechert will receive an honorarium and become the university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year award to be named in April.

Riechert, co-director of the VolsTeach program, is a UTK Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and has won several prestigious awards.  Most of her research is on spiders and the interface between behavior, ecology and evolutionary biology.  In her role with VolsTeach, Riechert aims to help improve the quantity and quality of mathematics and science teachers in Tennessee.

Read more about Riechert in this Tennessee Today article.

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