Graduate Teaching Awards
The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for significant accomplishments in teaching are presented annually by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Office of the Provost.
Daniella Halperin, doctoral candidate in counseling and applied educational psychology
Daniella’s teaching in the Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology is characterized as dedicated, enthusiastic, and truly outstanding. She describes her teaching philosophy as following the “scaffolding model”: In the learning environment, scaffolds, or learning support systems, are gradually added and continually modified so that deeper learning can occur, and eventually those scaffolds can be removed. Daniella’s hands-on and supportive teaching style make her an excellent resource for students.
Elizabeth Markle, doctoral candidate in counseling psychology
Elizabeth describes her teaching philosophy as grounded in enthusiasm, curiosity, humanity, and application. She is dedicated to providing her students with a high-quality experience in the classroom, and her teaching supervisor describes her as “personable, authentic, interested, and spunky.” Her students rank her as one of the best teachers they have had at Northeastern.