Fellows Will Be Working Close with UTC via Emphasis on Classroom Behavior
On August 23rd six local teachers who have demonstrated effective, positive behavior management with students from diverse backgrounds were awarded a Butterfield Fellowship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Here are the six Fellows honored, along with their respective school and grade level concentration:
- Jessica Blevins, Rivermont Elementary School, Pre-Kindergarten*
- Ranita Glenn, Hardy Elementary, Reading Specialist*
- Brandon Hubbard-Heitz, Howard High School, 11th Grade English
- Sarah Rivkin, Brown Academy Elementary, 1st Grade*
- Brittany Roberts, Big Ridge Elementary, 4th Grade*
- Cheryl Ziegler, Hixson High School, 9th Grade Algebra
* denotes UTC alumna
Fellows shall be required to coach other teachers and share their knowledge and experience with School of Education pre-service education majors. Faculty from UTC will work with Butterfield Fellows to disseminate and evaluate effective behavior management practices through a variety of activities. Including professional development, pre-service teacher education and action research.
The Butterfield Fellowship program is named for Dr. William Butterfield, the late Professor Emeritus in the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Teacher Preparation Academy. Dr. Butterfield’s interest in behavior management and diverse populations provides the focus for the fellowship program. The purpose of the program is to support schools and teachers in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of practices that promote positive classroom environments.