SWSC Teachers Featured at National Conference

SWSC Teachers Featured at National Conference
Posted on 05/14/2019

Southwest School Corporation teachers Erin Trowbridge and Jackie Ridge recently presented at the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) conference in New Orleans.  Ms. Trowbridge and Mrs. Ridge presented a pilot program they implemented with the Migrant Education Program staff at the Vincennes location, which focused on professional development through collaborative inquiry and reflection, and its benefits to teachers and students.

trowbridgeErin Trowbridge
Seventh grade language arts teacher, Sullivan Middle School

Lead Teacher, Summer Program
Indiana Migrant Region 2

For the past six years, Ms. Trowbridge has served as a teacher and lead teacher for the summer school pre-K through 12th grade program, and also as the lead Out of School Youth (OSY) teacher at migrant camps.

ridgeJackie Ridge
Third grade teacher, Sullivan Elementary School
Lead Teacher, Summer School
Indiana Migrant Region 2

Mrs. Ridge has worked with the Indiana Migrant Education Program (IMEP) for the past five years as a teacher and lead teacher for the summer school Pre-K through 12th grade program.


NASDME (National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education) is the professional organization of state officials charged with the effective and productive management of supplemental programs that help migrant children succeed in school. NASDME provides its members ongoing information about policy developments and offers new members professional development, guidance, and counsel. It prepares publications to inform a wider audience about Migrant Education. It also represents the Migrant Education community in continuing dialogues with the Federal government.

NASDME annually sponsors a National Migrant Education Conference to provide professional development/training, leadership, and networking opportunities for all persons concerned with the education of migrant children. (https://www.nasdme.org/about1).

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