Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

May 9, 2006

President's Cup Recipient Ready to Embark on Teaching Career

The President's Cup is Whitworth's highest academic award, given to graduating seniors who have completed their entire undergraduate degree at Whitworth and have done so with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Whitworth has three honorees this year, all of whom have made the most of their education of mind and heart and have graced this college with their excellence.

One of the three President's Cup recipients is Megan Crisp, who came to Whitworth from Redlands, Calif., and who actually graduated in January 2006. In June, Megan will head to Tigard, Ore., to teach in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Megan has been substitute-teaching in Spokane since February and is eager to get into her own elementary-school classroom.

Megan, whose degree is in education, has endorsements in elementary education, reading, and English-language arts, as well as minors in English and special education. In addition to her recent experience as a substitute teacher, she has assisted in math classes at Adams Elementary in Wapato, helped students with reading difficulties at Spokane's Northwood Middle School, and worked with small groups and individual students building skills in language arts at Audubon Elementary. Audubon Elementary is where she also did her student teaching and where she's now substituting.

With work experience that ranges from being a nanny to toiling in the Whitworth Post Office to leading groups of youngsters at a YMCA Adventure Day Camp, Megan is ready to pursue her career as a teacher.

Megan's advisor, Associate Professor of Education Ann Teberg, says of her, "Megan's willingness to become involved in numerous activities both at Whitworth and the elementary school where she did her student teaching helped provide a model of leadership and caring for her fellow classmates. She received high recommendations from the teachers and administrators, as well as from her students when she completed her student-teaching experience. Megan will truly make a difference in children's lives."

Contacts:

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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