CSC establishes second student chapter of ASCD in Nebraska

CHADRON, Neb. – After two years working to meet requirements, Dr. Lori Entzminger and Dr. John Buttiglieri, education faculty members, have successfully shepherded a student chapter of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development into existence at Chadron State College. Entzminger and Buttiglieri co-sponsor the chapter, the second in Nebraska, and serve as advisers for the Education Club.

Both Entzminger and Buttiglieri use ASCD resources in their classrooms. Together, they helped students compose a constitution and gain Campus Activity Board membership as prerequisites for ASCD chapter designation. The official chapter designation was announced Feb. 7.  

An average of 15 of the club’s 30 members, at all grade levels, have attended meetings throughout the past year. The Education Club has collaborated with the University of Nebraska-Omaha ASCD chapter. During past meetings, local superintendents and principals have attended to share feedback on current issues. Students also spent time preparing for CSC’s Teacher Interview Day.

The Education Club president Megan Lucht of St. Paul, Neb., said the club is all about students bettering themselves as future teachers.

“It is a great opportunity for all of us education majors to get together and start learning to collaborate as future teachers,” said Lucht. 

Vice President Rebecca Kraxberger of Hugo, Colo., said she is glad the chapter is official.

“We’ve been working on it so long. It’s a great opportunity. Our sponsors have worked hard to help us with everything we need to organize the chapter,” Kraxberger said.

The CSC chapter president for Student Education Association of Nebraska is Austin Casper of Albion, Nebraska. SEAN and ASCD meet under the umbrella of the Education Club and hope to continue to grow as the new year begins in the fall, according to Casper.

Freshman Josee Hotz of Gothenburg said she is looking forward to the professional development scheduled for next year.

“It’s a great way to meet other people in the field,” she said.

The Education Club is planning to share information about its 2018-19 events and membership benefits with prospective members during a gathering at Hilltop Lanes in Chadron on Thursday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

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