Bethel Alum Receives Teacher of the Year Award
By Public Relations
April 28, 2008
Bethel graduate, Tania L. Harman
(Collins), a bilingual teacher at Warren Primary Center was named South Bend
Community School Corporation's 2008 Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held on
Tuesday April 15 at the Century Center's Bendix Theatre. Each of the 32 schools
in the corporation nominates a teacher. Harman, after being selected as Teacher
of the Year, is now a candidate for Indiana State Teacher of the Year.
graduated from Bethel College in 1985. She continued her education, finishing
her M.A. in Elementary Education at IUSB in 1996 and receiving an English as a
Second Language (ESL) endorsement from IUSB in 2006. Harman has been part of
the South Bend Community School Corporation for 20 years. Before teaching at
Warren Primary Center she also held positions at Kennedy, Monroe, Lafayette and
Wilson. This is her fourth nomination for Teacher of the Year Award. She is the
second teacher from Warren to receive this honor.
at Bethel afforded me the opportunity to grow both academically and
spiritually." Harman continued, "Being nurtured in both of those areas has
helped me to become the teacher that I am today."
College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering
associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The
current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations and
16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available
based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the
arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel
offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka
campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.).
The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded
acres in Mishawaka, Ind.
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