Harris, Petillon, and Poulo
Scott Harris, Kelly Petillon and Kimberly Poulo are honored as New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Interns by the NJACTE and NJ DOE. (Photos by Mike Schwartz)

School of Education students honored as N.J. Distinguished Clinical Interns

June 17, 2018 – The School of Education saw two of its 2018 graduates and one current graduate student honored as Distinguished Clinical Interns for their excellence in the field of education by the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJACTE) and the New Jersey State Department of Education.

Scott Harris (MAT), Kelly Petillon (MAT ’18) and Kimberly Poulo (MAT ’18) were each honored at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 13.

“We are proud of all of our recent and past program completers and particularly delighted to have Scott, Kelly and Kimberly recognized for their exceptional accomplishments this year,” says School of Education Director Miriam Singer.

Harris, Petillon and Poulo were recognized specifically for their outstanding work during their student teaching experiences at Fairmount School, Hackensack, Belmar Elementary, Belmar, P.G. Chambers School and Cedar Knolls, respectively.

“It is a tremendous honor to be nominated for this award,” Poulo said. “Attending the beautiful ceremony truly made me feel special. Thank you to FDU for preparing me to be the best I can be.”

School of Education Director Miriam Singer, associate professor Dr. Louis Ray and Kimberly Poulo at the annual Distinguished Clinical Intern & Cooperating Teacher Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Mike Schwartz)