Tiffany Reding, Master of Arts in Teaching graduate, Spring, 2012, was recognized at the annual meeting of The Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators, which was held in Georgetown, KY on September 28, 2012. The Post-baccalaureate Professional Development Award is presented each year to an individual who has shown excellent leadership in academics as well as in service learning. Tiffany competed with post-baccalaureate nominees from colleges throughout Kentucky and was recognized for her action research, entitled, Will Changing my Ratio of Left-Brain-Right-Brain Teaching Strategies Increase Student Participation in my Classroom? In addition, service learning projects for the 8th Grade Insights Retreat where students collected socks for the Parish Kitchen, the Welcome House, and Be Concerned in Covington; 6th Grade Welcome House Project where students baked cookies and delivered them to residents at Welcome House in Covington; and the 8th Grade Collection for Tornado Victims, where students collected supplies as “Pals for Piner”, for persons who were affected by the March, 2012, tornado in Southern Kenton County, all influenced the decision to make this prestigious award recognition to Tiffany.
Tiffany received a $150 check; a nice plaque; and the prestige of being entered into the next level of competition at the regional conference which will be held later in October.
Tiffany teaches Mathematics at St. Henry High School and resides in Hebron, Ky, with her husband, John, and their three children.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Program is proud to note that this is the second year in succession that a MAT Post-Baccalaureate individual has won this prestigious award. In 2011, the award was presented to Rachel Aissen, a 2011 MAT graduate, who taught Physics at Covington Holmes HS.