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Belinda Petricek

Belinda Petricek
Instructor, WheeTeach
Office Location: KL 201
Phone: 828-227-2649


Jenny Stewart
Community Coordinator
Office Location: KL 201
Phone: 828-227-3836


WHEE Teach

WHEETeach students  

WHEE Teach service learning experience at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. 

We now have a NEW way for you to take advantage of the WHEE Teach Experience!!

 Are you ready to get a head start on your freshman college experience?

The 2014 WHEE Teach Summer Learning Community is currently taking applications!  

Visit FYE Summer for more information!


Research shows that students who participate in learning communities:

    • Have a higher GPA than their peers.
    • Feel more connected to college and to their classmates.
    • Stay in college and have a lower dropout rate.
    • Experience a higher degree of satisfaction in their courses

The primary goals of the WHEE Teach Living and Learning Community and student organization include:

    • Providing incoming freshmen with a support system made up of students, faculty, and staff who share a passion for the field of education, our campus, and our community.
    • Helping students to get involved and make connection with our amazing faculty across campus, as well as with our public school partners.

Students involved in the WHEETeach LLC will live, learn, and socialize together on campus throughout their first year experience:

Living Together: Scott Hall 

Students will live together in the residence hall where activities can continue at night and enrich the total student experience when they are living with those that they learn with. The Resident Advisors for the community are also education majors, and they will be organizing educational and social events for students who live in the community.

Learning Together: First Year Seminar and Teacher Leadership Seminar

Students will take their First Year Seminar (EDCI 191) and a Transition Pathways course (USI 130) as a cohort, alongside other students in the community.  Both courses have education as a focus.

Student Organization: WHEE Teach

Students will take part in the student organization, WHEE Teach, which gives future teachers the opportunity to volunteer in schools and participate in educational service learning and social events with their classmates and roommates.

Mentors: WHEETeach II

Students will be paired with a Sophomore WheeTeach Mentor for the duration of their freshman year. 

If you’re interested in teaching and want your first year to be rich, dynamic and filled with fun, have we got a place for you …

WHEETeach students and teachers

WHEETeach and Teaching Fellows embark on an Extreme Challenge weekend.


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