The Teacher Certification Office Staff

 

 Scott Fiedler

Scott Fiedler

Director of Student Services - CertificationOfficer

scottfiedler@missouristate.edu
Phone:  417-836-5253
Office:  Hill 200

Scott's background is in Communications, Sociology and Higher Education Administration.  Scott is responsible for the coordination of all post bac and Master's Level teacher certification programs at Missouri State, monitors all undergraduate BSED programs to ensure that they stay in compliance with DESE standards, and oversees the Teacher Certification Office and the Education Field Experiences Office.

     
 Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton

Administrative Assistant

CHamilton@missouristate.edu
Phone:  417-836-8772
Fax:  417-836-5008
Office:  Hill 200

Carol Hamilton is originally from Northeast Iowa and has spent most of her life in the Midwest. She moved to Springfield from the St. Louis area in 2012, when her husband semi-retired, to be near their daughter and family. Bringing a strong background in Office Organization and Administration, Carol joined the Teacher Certification Office in February 2015. As Administrative Assistant, Carol assists the Certification Officer as needed to prepare students for admission to the certification program. She also assists the Field Experiences office with payment processing and record keeping for Cooperating Teachers’ and Supervisors’ payments.

     
 Cindy Thieman  

Cindy Thieman

Professional Education Advisor/Recruiter

cthieman@missouristate.edu
Phone:  417-836-8772
Office:  Hill 200

Cindy is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Studies Department, and works closely with post-bac and graduate-level certification students.  Cindy's Background is in Elementary Education.  She joined the College of Education in August 2009.  Her main responsibilities include recruiting and advising students in the Post Bac and Master's level teacher certification programs and completing transcript analysis.  Cindy is a firm believer in education and is excited to be working in the College of Education.

     
 Jennifer Jensen  

Jennifer Jensen

Professional Education Advisor/Recruiter

jenniferjensen@missouristate.edu
Phone:  417-836-8772
Office:  Hill 200

Jennifer is a member of the Reading, Foundations and Technology Department, and works closely with post-bac and graduate-level certification students.  Jennifer's Background is in Education and Psychology. She joined the College of Education in 2003.  Her main responsibilities include recruiting and advising students in the Post Bac and Master's level teacher certification programs and completing transcript analysis.  

     
 Lisa Monkres  

Lisa Monkres

Administrative Specialist II

lmonkres@missouristate.edu
Phone:  417-836-4206
Office:  Hill 215

Lisa is a member of the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Department, and works closely with graduate-level certification students.  Lisa's background is in Communications and Business.  She joined the College of Education in July 2007.  Her primary responsibilities include coordination of the recruitment, selection and admission processes for all Special Education Alternative Certification Program (SEACT) and Visually Impaired Program (VIP) students.  Lisa  is the primary contact for all three of these programs.  She also assists with transcript analysis, GPA calculation, and special projects. 

     
Breanna Dodson

Breanna Dodson          

Graduate Assistant

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Phone:  417-836-8772
Office:  Hill 200 B

Breanna is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and attended Hogan Preparatory High school where she graduated salutatorian of her class in 2010. Breanna graduated with a BSW in Social Work in 2015 and is now pursuing her MSW degree at Missouri State.

     
 Felicia Pinnix-Ricketts

Felicia Pinnix-Ricketts          

Student Assistant

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Phone:  417-836-8772
Office:  Hill 200 B

Felicia is originally from Belton, Missouri and attended Belton High School where she graduated in May of 2015. She is now a Special Education major at Missouri State University. Felicia joined the Teacher Certification Office in October 2015 as a student assistant.

     
 

Courtney Rasco          

Student Assistant

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Phone:  417-836-8772
Office:  Hill 200 B

Courtney is from Blue Springs, Missouri and graduated from Blue Springs High School in May of 2015. She moved to Springfield in August of 2015 to attend Missouri State and pursue her passion for teaching by majoring in Elementary Education. Courtney joined the Teacher Certification Office as a Student Assistant in September of 2015.