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Caldwell University education student Caroline Noonan was recognized as a 2022 Distinguished Clinical Intern by The New Jersey Department of Education,  one of only 15 students in the State of New Jersey to receive the honor. 

Noonan, of Sound Bound Brook, New Jersey, received a post-baccalaureate elementary teaching certification from Caldwell University in May.  She completed her clinical internship, student teaching experience teaching in a first grade classroom at Robert Morris School in South Bound Brook. Her cooperating teacher was Mrs. Kelly Hnasko. 

Caldwell University Associate Dean of the School of Education Kevin M. Barnes, Ed.D. congratulated Noonan stating, “Your clinical supervisor, and your cooperating teacher raved about your efforts, your abilities, and your genuine commitment to the welfare of each child placed in your charge.   There is no doubt among those who know you, and know of your efforts, that the teaching profession will be enhanced by your presence.” 

Noonan said her professors’ teachings, specific feedback and thoughtful guidance were invaluable to her  growth as a teacher.  “I’m extremely grateful for the knowledge and support from my professors, as I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. “

The annual award publicly recognizes the year’s fifteen top graduates of educator preparation programs in New Jersey’s colleges and universities.  An independent panel of esteemed New Jersey educators evaluates the dossiers to select the awardees.