Student of the Month

Ole Miss School of Education

Lydia Hayes, Higher Education

by UM School of Education on March 14, 2016

LydiasotmFebruary Student of the Month Lydia Hayes is finishing her final semester as a graduate student in the SOE’s M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel program. For nearly two years, the Monticello, Minnesota, native has served as a UM Graduate Community Director overseeing 12 community assistants working in student housing. Whether its developing programs for the residence halls or working one-on-one with her residents, Hayes’ passion for college students [Read More…]



Jessica Martin, Special Education

by UM School of Education on February 23, 2016

JessicaSOTMSOE teacher candidate Jessica Martin has a jam-packed schedule this year. In a given week, Martin can be found studying, tutoring, volunteering with Teachers of Tomorrow or helping her clinical instructor at Bramlett Elementary School manage a classroom. To top it off, the Atlanta native is the SOE’s February Student of the Month. The senior, special education major recently sat down with us to tell us about her experience at UM. [Read More…]



Abbie Aiello, Elementary Education

by UM School of Education on December 1, 2015

abbie sotm webWhen Abbie Aiello isn’t working as a graduate assistant for two SOE professors or assisting first-year teachers in local classrooms, the Benton, Louisiana, native can be found in Guyton Hall working on a research project or studying for her next exam. Aiello’s dedication to her craft and her work at the Ole Miss School of Education are just two of the many reasons SOE faculty and staff have selected her as the December Education Student of the Month. Aiello managed to break away from her work for a few minutes to tell us about her time with SOE. [Read More…]



Kelly Slater, Secondary Education

by UM School of Education on October 28, 2015

kelly slatersotmKelly Slater is an senior English education major at the UM School of Education and due to his outstanding work with the Ole Miss international community, the Moss Point native was selected as the October Student of the Month. When Slater is not studying or student teaching, he can be found helping international students prepare for their English language tests. Slater recently took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and discuss his time at UM. [Read More…]



Daria Katherina, Mississippi Teacher Corps

by UM School of Education on September 18, 2015

DariaSOTMDaria Katherina is one of the newest faculty members at Aberdeen High School and the School of Education September Student of the Month. The Oxford native graduated from Ole Miss in 2014 where she majored in English and minored in Spanish. She Joined Mississippi Teacher Corps in June to embark on a career in teaching, while also earning a master’s degree in curriculum & instruction from UM. Katherina recently set aside some time during her planning period to speak with us about her experiences in the Teacher Corps. [Read More…]