Student Outcomes in Education

The majority of graduates get full-time teaching jobs right away, although some of our graduates have chosen to go to graduate school or find jobs in education-related fields.

 Blake Colaianne '11 teaches science in the Dallastown Area School District in Dallastown, Pa.; won the 2012 Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association William B. McIlwaine Science Teaching Award; and completed a master’s degree in education and earth sciences from Penn State University in 2014.

Toni Harr '13 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue an English teaching assistantship in Athens, Greece, for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.

Andrea Hull '07, (Early Childhood and Elementary Education, ESL certificate) - Teaching ESL in South Korea.

Dan Kraft '10 is a special education teacher. "My Juniata experience helped me in so many ways," Dan says. "At Juniata, I was able to gain experience before I began student teaching. Having to take classes from all different disciplines at Juniata gave me the chance to gain a number of different perspectives, and makes me more tolerant of the situations I encounter as a teacher. Overall, Juniata gave me the tools necessary to be a great educator."

Michael Kraft '12 is currently pursuing a graduate degree in educational administration at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

Pam Mansell '09 teaches life skills at Pleasant Gap Elementary School. She cites her many practicum experiences as the key behind her current success. She will be supplementing her teaching with graduate study in education this fall.

Gina Piccolini '09 teaches elementary special education to students ages 5 to 8 at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, Va. She cites unique student teaching experience at Jackson Miller and Huntingdon Senior High schools and an internship with Pa. State Senator Don White, a Juniata alum, as teaching her the aspects she most uses in her job today.

Stephanie Schmid '13 is employed as a kindergarten teacher at Cockburn Elementary School in Columbia, Md.

Kevin Synder '14 is currently teaching math at Butler Area School District in Butler, Pa.

Caroline White '13 is employed as a sixth grade learning support educator in Chambersburg, Pa.