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September 3, 2020 | By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2020-2021 Education Fellows include 18 first-year students selected for their high potential for success at OWU and intention to become classroom teachers. (Photo by Jayson Blankenship ’20)

2020-2021 Education Fellows

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

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 18 students as 2020-2021 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:

  • Karley Ackert of Glenmont, Ohio, studying elementary education.
  • Allyson Amstutz of Orrville, Ohio, studying special education.
  • Katie Chittum of Hebron, Ohio, studying math education.
  • Natalie Coontz of Dublin, Ohio, studying elementary education.
  • Cam Cutrone of Marengo, Ohio, studying social studies education.
  • Lauren Denison of Pataskala, Ohio, studying social studies education.
  • Tori Garey of Pataskala, Ohio, studying social studies education.
  • Emma Goodney of Columbus, Ohio, studying social studies education.
  • Brooke Hoffman of Oregon, Ohio, studying art education.
  • Siarra Hoover of Frazeysburg, Ohio, studying special education.
  • Megan Knee of San Diego, California, studying elementary education.
  • Stephen Kraizel of Solon, Ohio, studying integrated science education.
  • Jenn Lee of Plain City, Ohio, studying middle childhood education.
  • Emma Munro of Melrose, Massachusetts, studying social studies education.
  • Ellie Nichols of Marysville, Ohio, studying middle childhood education.
  • Sarah Watson of Fremont, Ohio, studying inclusive elementary education.
  • Chloe Williams of Wilmington, Ohio, studying drama education.
  • Amelia York of Kings Mills, Ohio, studying elementary education.

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.

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).

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

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 24 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