A+ faculty recognized with Teaching Excellence awards
Awardee to speak at December Commencement
Mount Mary has announced its 2017 “Excellence in Teaching” award recipients, recognized for their work in the fields of counseling and mathematics.
Associate Professor Terri Jashinsky, who is also a certified rehabilitation counselor, was recognized for her work in the University’s graduate counseling program. Elysium Pajhuab who teaches Math 101 and pre-algebra, also received recognition for her work a part-time member of the faculty.
The award honors innovative teaching techniques; current knowledge of development and trend research in their academic field; as well as dedication to their students’ personal moral and intellectual growth.
Jashinky will deliver the winter commencement address at the graduation ceremony on December 16.
Jashinsky has been teaching at Mount Mary since 2011. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, then went on to gain her Master’s in Rehabilitation in Psychology and Counseling from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, before graduating with her Doctor of Educational Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Wauwatosa.
In addition to the Teaching Excellence Award, Jashinsky has won several other accolades, such as presenting at PedTalk 2014, and receiving the 2016 NCACES Innovative Program of the Year Award along with her departmental colleagues .
Jashinsky has also recently been inducted in University of Minnesota Twin-Cities Athletic Hall of fame for her swimming career as an undergraduate.
Elysium Paihuab was recognized for supportive approach to students in foundational math concepts. Student nomination papers described her as encouraging and innovative, all at the same time.
“If we don’t understand, she has the mentality that it’s not the student’s fault, she just needs to approach the matter in a different way as the teacher,” one nomination read.
Pajhuab has been teaching math at Mount Mary since 2014. She graduated from Alverno in English and a mathematics minor and attained her Masters from Mount Mary University in secondary mathematics education. Pajhuab is presently attending Walden University to finish her Ed.D next year.
The recipients are selected by a committee comprised of faculty, students, and the past year’s award winners, along with Mount Mary’s associate dean for academic affairs.
Excellence in Teaching: Full-time faculty
Associate Professor Terri Jashinsky, who is also a certified rehabilitation counselor, was recognized for her work in the University’s graduate counseling program.
Excellence in Teaching: Part-time faculty
Elysium Pajhuab who teaches Math 101 and pre-algebra, also received recognition for her work a part-time member of the faculty.