Mansfield Education Students Attend State Conference

MANSFIELD, PA— Eight Mansfield University Education majors, accompanied by Advisor Rebecca Parks, assistant professor of Education and Special Education, attended the #SPSEA2018 Conference held in in State College on April 5-7. (L-R) Emily Elsbree, Emily Pennrod, Hannah Swartwood, Dustin Dailey, Dr. Rebecca Parks, Madison Canfield, Makenzie King, Rebecca Davis, Erica Powell

The Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) event brought together hundreds of future educators from universities and colleges around Pennsylvania.

The students participated in the legislative processes, voted on state-wide student union decisions, and attended several professional development sessions pertaining to their field of work.

Additionally, this group traveled to Tyrone School District to transform the bland High School, Middle School, and Elementary School walls into colorful and inspirational murals that will welcome the students in these schools every day.

MU students who attended were Madison Canfield, Dustin Dailey, Rebecca Davis, Emily Elsbree, Makenzie King, Emily Pennrod, Erica Powell and Hannah Swartwood.

SPSEA is the student branch of PSEA, whose 181,000 members are teachers, education support professionals, higher education staff, nurses in health care facilities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers.

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