Bridgewater College Presents 2021 Education Awards

College Awards Honoring Outstanding Students

Bridgewater College’s Teacher Education Program recognizes seniors for excellence in the field of education.

The Virginia Scholars Award was presented to Michaela Deputy.

The award honors an outstanding woman at each of Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities who has demonstrated a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.

Deputy, a senior liberal studies major, is the daughter of Michael and Linette Deputy of Rockingham, Va.

She completed a capstone project titled “SAPA: Kindergarten Patterning,” where she created a unit on patterns in mathematics and analyzed its effectiveness.

Following graduation on May 1, Deputy will teach kindergarten at Clymore Elementary School, where she did her student teaching during the 2020 fall semester.

Five seniors were selected as a Virginia Teacher of Promise, an organization that recognizes the best prospective teachers in the United States. Recipients become part of a larger Teachers of Promise network, whose purpose is to discover, recognize and grow the next generation of great teachers.

Selected from Bridgewater College were: Raegan Baker, Elizabeth Haldane, Brianna Mathura, Brooklyn Mitchell and Claire Mocarski.

Baker, a liberal studies major, is the daughter of Kevin and Kellie Baker of Culpeper, Va.

Haldane, a liberal studies major, is the daughter of Glen and Michele Haldane of McGaheysville, Va.

Mathura, a family and consumer sciences major, is the daughter of Ennol and Angela Mathura of Strasburg, Va.

Mitchell, a liberal studies major, is the daughter of Tim and Renae Mitchell of Bridgewater, Va.

Mocarski, health and physical education major, is the daughter of Donald and Betty Jo Mocarski of Culpeper, Va.