Student Teaching From a Distance

Student Teaching From a Distance

Jessica Fressle

Student Jessica Fressle, a member of the women’s basketball team and an education major, is tackling the challenges of student teaching online, as the COVID-19 pandemic has closed public schools and shifted Southern’s coursework to a virtual environment.

Fressle, a senior from Levittown, N.Y., student teaches fifth grade math at Pond Hill Elementary School in Wallingford, Conn., and volunteers with the Hamden Transition Academy, helping students with disabilities. Now she is teaching her students from her home in Levittown, and she talks about her experience in the article, “Jessica Fressle Shares Her Experience As A Student Teacher During The COVID-19 Pandemic” (Southern Owls, April 14, 2020).

Fressle on the basketball court at Southern