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!