The Quinnipiac University Future Teachers Organization received its second consecutive Outstanding Local Excellence Award at the National Education Association’s Student Leadership Conference in Boston on June 30.
The award recognizes local student chapters that have achieved excellence throughout the year by providing members with leadership and development opportunities in the areas of teacher quality, community outreach and political action.
Quinnipiac School of Education students, Theresa Phillips of Medfield, Massachusetts; Luciana Fohsz of Kings Park, New York; Rebecca Folz of North Branford; and Samantha Paradee of Lawrence Township, New Jersey accepted the award on behalf of the chapter, which is composed of students who are pursuing careers in education. Members explore various aspects of the teaching profession by taking part in discussions, attending events and completing service projects in Connecticut schools.
“We could not be more excited that NEA has recognized QFTO for our hard work for the second consecutive year,” said Folz, the outgoing chapter president. “Our organization has been fortunate these past two years to see extreme growth in dedicated members who have worked with us to improve current programs. We also have been able to add new programs this year to help the local communities surrounding Quinnipiac University. We can’t thank all the QFTO members enough who helped make this all possible.”