Reva Joyce Smith Earns CSM’s Academic Achievement in Teacher Education Award

CSM Associate Professor/Teacher Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Settle

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CSM Associate Professor/Teacher Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Settle, right, presented the 2012-13 Academic Achievement in Teacher Education Award to Reva Joyce Smith, of Lexington Park. “Reva is a secondary education major with a focus in art who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and her commitment and dedication to teaching. She has been a substitute in the St. Mary’s County Public School system for the last five years where she has substituted for teachers, secretaries and assistant principals. She has worked with students in virtually every subject and every grade. During the spring semester, she also completed her teacher education practicum at the high school level and received a glowing evaluation from her mentor teacher, who commented on her professionalism and initiative in becoming an active part of the classroom and learning as much as possible while she was there. Reva already demonstrates one of the most important qualities of a good teacher, which is first, be a learner. Reva will be continuing her studies at the University of Maryland College Park in the fall, where she will major in studio art and art education,” said Settle. Smith was a recipient of the Thomas J. Murray Memorial Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. For information on contributing to or creating a scholarship, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/getinvolved/waystogive.html.

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