Mara W. Breech Foundation 2019 Gifts $4,000 for KSOE Teacher Credential Scholarships

The Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) is grateful to the Mara W. Breech Foundation for their gift of $4,000 to fund scholarships for teacher credential candidates who plan to focus on teaching STEM disciplines in California schools. We are proud to highlight the recipients.

Jesus Sedano  Dec ‘20  - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
"I am a K-8 elementary school teacher who is particularly interested in math and science subjects. I will complete my credential program this December. I believe that students should learn these subjects at greater depths because it is important to apply it in their future for a better world. I appreciate this generous scholarship as it provides me with needed financial assistance to complete my credential."






Rachelle Ellering May ‘21 - Multiple Subject Teaching credential
"I believe that STEM lessons are an essential part of education for all students in California. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are all intertwined and should be taught in integrated lessons. Hands-on experiences are crucial in order for students to learn, and I would love to provide my students with the technology they need to succeed in these content areas. The students in my class will be able to understand why STEM is crucial for interpreting data and using problem solving skills in the real world. My goal is for my students to become active learners and thinkers, by teaching STEM in my classroom I believe they will develop each of these vital skills."





Summer Gill May ’21 - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters in Teaching.
"Based on my own experiences as a student, I am passionate about teaching science and math and want to help all of my students feel like they can succeed. When I teach a STEM related lesson in my student teaching, it has been a joyful experience because of my students’ enthusiasm and comments about it being their favorite lesson. Because of Saint Mary’s graduate professors, I know that I am where I need to be and want to be a positive role model for my students. But, of course, this is an expensive dream for me and my family which I am well aware of. Due to being in school full time and dedicating hours to student teaching, and other responsibilities, I am only able to work part time to meet all my demands. I very much appreciate the support of the Mara Breech Scholarship."