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Randolph professor honored with VACTE Student Impact Award

Cheryl Lindeman 2020 headshot

Education professor Cheryl Lindeman

Randolph education professor Cheryl Lindeman was recently named the winner of the Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE) Student Impact Award.

The award is given each year to a faculty member who had a significant impact on an applicant to VACTE’s Initial Licensure Scholarship.

This year, Taylor Murphy ’21 was one of three recipients of the scholarship. Her recommendation made it clear Lindeman is “an extraordinary teacher and mentor who has influenced teacher candidates, and in turn the communities they will serve,” according to Lindeman’s notification letter.

A virtual presentation of the award will be held at the fall VACTE conference in October 2020.

Lindeman was also recently appointed to the Virginia Advisory Committee for Education of the Gifted for a three-year term. At the state level, the organization provides guidance to the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction about the educational needs of gifted children.

Her nomination was based on her teaching experience in public schools, teaching philosophy, and scholarship interests in understanding more about sparking curiosity in all children. For more information, visit

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