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Mandy Tennille Recognized as CEHHS Top Grad

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) wants to recognize another one of our Top Grads, Mandy Tennille. Mandy majored in Child and Family Studies with a concentration in the PreK-3rd grade teacher licensure program.

“I’ve spent most of my life in Franklin, TN, and choosing to come to UT was such an easy decision! With a long-term goal of teaching, UT’s teacher preparation program was appealing both because of the many hands-on teaching experiences it provides and because of the opportunity to concentrate my studies on the younger elementary grades I hope to teach through the Child and Family Studies PreK-3 Program.                                       

Over the past four years, I spent time working in several campus departments, including Student Disabilities Services, Office of Information Technology as a Lab Services Student Assistant, and in UT’s Early Learning Center for Research and Practice as a Student Educator and Summer Camp Counselor. I have also enjoyed spending time cheering on the Vols at UT sporting events! 

Next year, I will complete a student teaching internship in a Knox County school with hopes to earn my certification to teach PreK-3rd grade and a Master of Science degree in Child and Family Studies. Following this, I aspire to have my own classroom to be able to use all of the child-centered practices I have learned to guide young children to grow as both people and learners! I appreciate all of the opportunities and experiences UT, CEHHS, and Child and Family Studies have provided. It¹s great to be a Tennessee Vol!”

Great work Mandy! CEHHS is so proud of you and excited to see what you will do in the future!