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Tiffany Puryear"Good reading strategies help students to read in a very efficient way. In order to improve TCAP scores and ensure that students gain full understanding of how the state test will be conducted, the staff at Southwest Elementary School allows their students to participate in a pretesting program. I suggested that the students be placed in small groups, which will allow the students to use the strategy of peer tutoring. This strategy allows students to discuss among themselves and understand from their peers. On the re-teach over half of the students scored proficient or advanced. I will continue to improve my teaching, listening, and observing skills during my internship experience. I will ask questions and research other strategies to assist when needed. I will do whatever it takes to assist students in becoming successful."

—Tiffany Puryear

green off campus

Participating students worked in the following areas during the 2011 semester as Green Interns:

                Off-Campus Green Internship Sustainability Partners

Shana Guy interned with supervisor Josephine Williams at GrowMemphis (Mid-South Peace and Justice Center). Here is Shana posing with Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham.
Sean Hart interned with supervisors Cynthia Magallon Puljic and Andrew Trippel at the YMCA Walker- University District Business Alliance.
                 Not Pictured Kenya Johnson interned with supervisor Ms. Amy Schaftlein at United Housing, Inc.
Robin Miller interned with supervisor Dr. Mark Matheny at the Highland Area Renewal Corporation.
Kelly Smith interned with supervisor Ms. Sutton Hayes at Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
Kaneisha Thomas interned with supervisor Ms. Mollie Campbell at Bridges.

Photos courtesy of Curt Hart.

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