N.J. Department of Education recognizes top FDU alumni

By Kenna Caprio

Three 2017 Fairleigh Dickinson University graduates -- Peter Kim, MAT’17 (Metro), Brianna Kane, BA’16, MAT’17 (Flor), and Nathali Faisca, BA’16, MAT’17 (Metro) -- were honored for their excellence in the field of education.

Award recipients

The New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Award (formerly the New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award) is now in its 15th year. Presented jointly by the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJACTE) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), this annual award publicly recognizes outstanding graduates of New Jersey educator preparation programs.

Kim received the award with distinction, while Faisaca and Kane were nominees.

The clinical interns being honored have distinguished themselves through their academic work and clinical performance in the classroom, and are among the very finest future teachers in the state.

“Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education is very proud of our three candidates,” says Vicki Cohen, director of the school and interim dean of University College: Arts · Sciences · Professional Studies. “Our heartfelt congratulations to each of them.”