McKay School Grads: The Unexpected Teaching Experience

From students to teachers overnight

When Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck chose to study elementary education, they knew that one day they would have classrooms of their own. What they didn’t know was that day would arrive sooner than they had ever anticipated. Overnight, these two girls went from being students to teachers when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

 

Getting to BYU

 

 

Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

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 1Jan2007

Leslie Butler (’91)

Butler's versatility and devotion to teaching helped her win the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math Teaching

It was down to two days before school would begin and a replacement math teacher had yet to be found, so Leslie Butler (’91), an English teacher of 8 years, volunteered for the job.
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 1Dec2006

Annette Ezell Grim (’77)

Grim had a prolific career in leadership that was based on her education degree

Dr. Annette Ezell Grim’s love of education is a fundamental part of her legacy. Although she has passed away, her life’s work will continue to positively impact the lives of students and educators for many generations to come.
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 1Jan2006

The Truth About Bilingual/Biliterate Education

Grim had a prolific career in leadership that was based on her education degree

Barbara Lovejoy, President of the Utah Association for Bilingual Education, acknowledged a few possible reasons why bilingual education has gotten a bad reputation and gave some suggestions for how to help it.
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 1Jan2006

Retiree Continues to Teach Thanks to McKay School

Grim had a prolific career in leadership that was based on her education degree

Working 17 years for the Provo School District and 15 years with the Nebo School District, Poulsen has done everything from teaching junior high and high school students to being an assistant principal at the junior high and high school level.
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