Brooke Taylor-Johnson

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University senior Brooke Taylor-Johnson received the Olds Family Student Teacher Award, which honors an exemplary student teacher from SFA's Department of Elementary Education each semester.

University field supervisor Maryann Bentley nominated Nacogdoches native Taylor-Johnson for the honor, and a committee of six SFA elementary education faculty members, who reviewed teaching videos and additional nomination materials, selected her to receive the award.

Taylor-Johnson will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. Her specialization is teaching early childhood through sixth grade. She completed her student teaching at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School in Nacogdoches with first-grade teacher Danielle Goff serving as her mentor.