EdM grad receives state-wide teaching award

Olivia ModeOlivia Mode, a recent graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education, has been named one of New Jersey’s Distinguished Student Teachers of 2012. A graduate of the inaugural class of the Dance Education Master's Degree Program at Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE), Mode also received the Nancy Higginson Dorr Student Award from the GSE Alumni Association. This distinguished honor is awarded to Teacher Education students who are nominated by their student teaching supervisors as demonstrating promise to be outstanding teachers.

“Through this program I now understand that teaching dance and performing dance are not separate entities,” said Mode.  “They are just complimentary lenses through which I study my craft.”

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Posted August 2012