Thiel College education majors hear from Alaskan principal and alumnus

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The need for online instruction during the final weeks of the semester opened the door for a rare conversation for Thiel College Department of Education students.

Thiel College Professor of Education and chair of the Department of Education Doug Hazlett, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Education Kara Schreckenghost led a conversation with the Education Department student teachers via Zoom recently with Michael Robbins ’96, a Thiel College graduate and the principal of a school in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Students heard about teaching in Alaska, viewed a video of the area and school district and received professional tips from Robbins.

The opportunity was made available through Mark Batt ’87, director of the Thiel Fund.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.