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Student/Alumni Mentoring - Curriculum and Instruction

The Penn State College of Education Student/Alumni Mentoring Program with alumni from Curriculum and Instruction.

Bonney Hettinger - '83 M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

Bonney is the Manager of e-Learning at Corning Inc. She is responsible for Corning's global learning infrastructure and programs. Previously she taught second grade and was an instructional designer at the University of Maryland. Bonney was featured as an alumni profile in our 2012 Penn State Education magazine.

Kaela Fuentes – ’11 BS Special Education and ’11 M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

Kaela served as a Core Teacher at Grove School in Madison Connecticut. The Grove School is a private, college preparatory, therapeutic boarding school for students with emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. She taught History, Science, Math, and English and was an academic case manager for students. Kaela served as the assistant soccer coach in the fall and helps with other activities on campus throughout the year.  Kaela is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State. She is a member of the Penn State College of Education Alumni Society Board.

Kristin Meyer - '90 Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Kristin’s area of expertise is teaching Kindergarten and First Grade, as well as developing after school enrichment and remediation programs to expand the horizons of low-SES students. She has eleven years of teaching experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade and has developed several after school and summer programs. These after school programs are located on site at the school or in the local public housing community's recreation building. Programs included literature and art programs, a science-based program heavily on water and the water cycle, an English as a Second Language program, and a program just for fun and enrichment called Fantastic Fall. Kristin was featured as an alumni profile in our 2012 Penn State Education magazine.

Stephanie Danette Preston -- BS Biology; MA Curriculum & Instruction (Science Ed); PhD Curriculum & Instruction

Stephanie is the Senior Director of Penn State's Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs, an office that leads the Graduate School's efforts to foster diversity and to provide a welcoming climate for both prospective and current graduate students of underrepresented groups. She has experience and expertise in the areas of science education, teacher education, multiculturalism in education, diversity education, qualitative research methods, and discourse analysis.

Douglas Womelsdorf -- BS Biology (Ecology) and M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (Science Ed)

Douglas recently accepted a position as the K-12 Science Curriculum Specialist with Northeastern Intermediate Unit 19 which serves the school communities of Lackawanna, Wayne, and Susquehanna counties. Formerly, Doug taught courses in the biological and environment sciences as well as offering independent studies courses at Pleasant Valley High School. He has experience in training consultation and professional development.