Jan Rinehart

Professional Instructor
Dwight Schar College of Education
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Janet Rinehart joined the Ashland University College of Education in 2000 as a Professional Instructor. Mrs. Rinehart's areas of expertise include state-based early childhood curriculum and methods, classroom management and ELL instruction in Early Childhood classrooms. Additionally she co-developed, coordinated, taught and supervised in a Study Abroad Program in Wittenberg, Germany. This program has included 91 Ashland University Student participants during its five years in existence. Sixty of those students were Education majors who taught beginning English in a German Elementary school. Mrs. Rinehart has been awarded the Ashland University Academic Mentor Award four times (2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2007 -2008 years.) She has been nominated for the Taylor Teaching Award two times and nominated for Outstanding Faculty Woman three times. She was a Fulbright Scholar to the Middle East in 1991. Mrs. Rinehart holds a B.S. in Education and a M.Ed. in Education from Ashland University and has completed additional post graduate work at University of Arizona and Bowling Green University.

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