NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College students are collaborating with professional educators for student teaching experiences during the spring semester. Placements for student teachers have been made with the assistance of Bethel College teaching advisors Judith Miller, associate professor of teacher education, and Allen Jantz, assistant professor of education. Albena H. (Arnaudova) Akers is teaching music with Karen Sims at Maize Middle School and Doris Prater at Maize High School. Akers is a senior music major from Bourgas, Bulgaria.
Danielle Deschenes is working with first grade teacher Barb Koontz at Sunset School in the Newton public schools. Deschenes is a senior elementary education major from Bison.
Stephanee DeWald is teaching with third grade teacher Gail Pryce at Northridge School in the Newton public schools. DeWald is a senior elementary education major from Otis.
Michael W. Ducett is teaching with English and theater teacher Susan Thetard at University High School, Normal, Ill. University High School is an Illinois State University lab school that is part of the McLean County school district. Ducett is a senior English major from Normal, Ill.
Kimberly George is working with fifth grade teacher Laura Nielsen at Hesston Middle School and special education teacher Deloris Bannon at the Eby Learning Center. Hesston Middle School is part of the Hesston public schools, and the Eby Learning Center is part of the Newton public Schools. George is a senior special education major from Parsons.
Christy Holler is teaching with history teacher Brian Thompson and special education teacher Becky Cooper at Chisholm Middle School in the Newton public schools. Holler is a senior history and special education major from McPherson.
Adrian Howie is teaching fourth grade with teacher Kathy Kaufman at South Breeze School in the Newton public schools. Howie is a senior elementary education major from Little River.
Suzanne Kay Miller is working with Northwest High School English teacher Susie Harrison in the Wichita public schools. Miller is a fifth-year English major from Goessel.
Keith Penner is teaching with fourth grade teacher Karen Loucks at Slate Creek Elementary in the Newton public Schools. Penner is a fifth-year elementary education major from Newton.
Diana Stout is teaching English with teacher Dana Cox at Newton High School. Stout is a senior English major from Plainville.
Rachel Walker is working with English teacher Bev Hunter at Chisholm Middle School in the Newton public schools. Walker is a senior English major from Osawatomie.
Zack Westhoff is teaching physical education and health with teachers Arissa Eilert at South Breeze School and Jeff Schultz at Hesston High School. South Breeze School is part of the Newton public schools, and Hesston High School is part of the Hesston public schools. Westhoff is a senior health management major from Walnut.