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Inspiring Educators welcomes Rita Haggart and Cheri Kerr

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Host Dean Jean McGivney-Burelle interviews Rita Haggart, born and raised in Pocatello to Greek immigrant parents. Rita and her late husband, Terry, were educators in the Pocatello School District for over 30 years. Rita shares her experiences at ISU, meeting Terry, working as an educator, and why she started an endowment with the College of Education. Host Dean Jean also interviews Cheri Kerr, the recipient of Rita and Terry's scholarship about how she decided to become a teacher and what this scholarship means to her.

Jean McGivney-Burelle joined Idaho State University in June of 2020 as Professor and Dean of the College of Education. Jean has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Her scholarly work is focused on the teaching and learning of mathematics and she has served as PI or Co-PI on STEM education grants totaling more than $2 million. Jean is a Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow, a National Network for Educational Renewal Fellow, and a participant in the 2016-17 HERS Leadership Institute. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Hartford, an M.S. in Mathematics from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut.