Six EMU students named Teachers of Promise


by Eastern Mennonite University Communications and available here

Maria Bettilyon, Lucy Unzicker, Professor Barbara Wheatley, Erin Keith and Shania Coleman at the 2024 Teachers of Promise Institute in March. (Courtesy photo)

Six education students from EMU were selected to attend the 2024 Teachers of Promise Institute, which was held March 22-23 in Midlothian, Virginia. The annual event brings together 100 of the top pre-service teachers in Virginia for professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities.

EMU’s 2024 Teachers of Promise are:

  • Maria Bettilyon, from Ashburn, Virginia; Mathematics, Secondary Education, 6-12
  • Lucy Unzicker, from Benson, Illinois; Spanish, Secondary Education, 6-12
  • Erin Keith, from Stuart, Virginia; Health & Physical Education, K-12
  • Shania Coleman, from Stanardsville, Virginia; Elementary Education, PreK-6
  • Lyndsay Harris, from Stuarts Draft, Virginia; Elementary Education, PreK-6
  • Alex Gulisano, from Chesapeake, Virginia; Elementary Education, PreK-6
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