2016 News Releases
Recent graduate earns state teaching awards
Bailey Greenslade has been recognized for her teaching skills even before she officially steps into a classroom. The recent Texas Woman’s University graduate has won two state awards for student teaching, including one that is a first for TWU.
Greenslade, of Cleburne, graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. She completed her student teaching at Cross Oaks Elementary School in the Denton Independent School District and has been offered a teaching position at the school.
Greenslade was one of only three recipients – and the first TWU recipient – of the Texas Directors of Field Experience 2015-2016 Student Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding classroom management skills and teaching methods that meet the needs of all students as well as the student teacher’s ability to establish relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff.
She will receive the award at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education Annual Conference Oct. 16-18 in San Marcos.
Greenslade also received the “Quest for Quality Certificate of Excellence” for Outstanding Achievement in Student Teaching, which recognizes outstanding junior, senior and post-baccalaureate teacher candidates from all Texas universities. The Quest for Quality program, a collaboration between the Center for Research Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is designed to highlight exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation programs in the state.