Ohio Wesleyan’s 2018-2019 Class of Education Fellows includes 16 first-year students selected for the high potential for success at OWU and intention to become a classroom teacher.

2018-2019 Education Fellows

Ohio Wesleyan Announces First-Year Students, Future Teachers Selected for Prestigious Program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 16 students as 2018-2019 Education Fellows.

The four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Education to first-year students with a high potential for success at the university and a stated interest in teaching at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or high school level.

OWU’s newest Education Fellows are:

  • Rand Barton of Wilmington, Delaware, studying Adolescent to Young Adult English Language Arts.
  • Nick Carlson of Dublin, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies.
  • Melanie Clum of Thornville, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Molly Delaney of Delaware, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education/Special Education.
  • Matt Hall of Bethel, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult Mathematics.
  • Sarah Jonassen of Powell, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult English Language Arts.
  • Danielle Kagy of Plain City, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Mayson Martin of Mount Gilead, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies.
  • Jillian O'Hara of East Liverpool, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Meredith Richters of Troy, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult English Language Arts/French.
  • Ana Sibberson of Hilliard, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Ruthie Silberman of Deerfield, Illinois, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Ciara Sohr of Nashville, Tennessee, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Henry Tikkanen of Hudson, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies.
  • Tia Vanderwall of Radnor, Ohio, studying Early Childhood Education.
  • Mallorie Watts of Delaware, Ohio, studying Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies.

The fellows also are selected in recognition of having demonstrated both leadership in high school and a passion for making the world better by educating its future citizens.

The benefits of being named an Education Fellow include receiving an OWU scholarship, mentoring from both upper-level Education Fellows and professors, and an invitation to participate in forums, field trips, and other career-related events.


The OWU Department of Education is accredited in Ohio by the state Department of Education and nationally by the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Learn more about the department at
www.owu.edu/education.Ohio Wesleyan offers education majors in Early Childhood Education (preK-grade 3), Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9), Special Education, and Integrated Science for Teachers. The university offers education minors in Adolescent to Young Adult Education (grades 7-12) and in Multi-Age Education (preK-grade 12), with specialization available in English language arts, social studies, and mathematics (7-12) as well as world languages, music, visual art, and drama (preK-12).


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.