2020 Fund for Teachers Fellows
Four teams of teachers - nine teachers in all - were selected as Fund for Teachers fellows in 2020, and will be supported by a total of $18,598.
Janet Stewart, Kelly Vazis, and Sarah Scott from Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne will complete the Organic World Language intensive instruction program in Evergreen, CO to learn methodologies that support building a classroom community and student confidence around communicating in French and Spanish.
Helen Ommen and Andrea Hayden from Spring Creek Elementary School in Laramie will attend the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory at the University of Michigan to learn high leverage teaching practices that foster social justice and equity, and coaching skills.
Piper Worthington and Beth Eastman from Jackson Hole High School will participate in a Community Forum Theater facilitator training with a social justice-focused theater company in New York City to incorporate with English Learners arts-based teaching practices that facilitate the exploration of identify and power and how these themes impact students' experiences in the school and community.
Cynthai Prevedel and Kimberly Hemenway from Cheyenne East High School will participate in the "Teaching Mindful Students" institute offered by Learning and the Brain and led by Christopher Willard, PsyD, a psychologist, teacher at Harvard Medical School, and educational consultant specializing in mindfulness, to learn strategies for helping high school students manage stress, pay attention, and regulate impulses in the classroom.
***After careful consideration, Fund for Teachers has made the difficult decision to defer this year’s fellowships until the summer of 2021. We believe it is critical to safeguard the health and safety of our Fellows, their families and communities by taking proactive steps to avoid any unnecessary health risks associated with travel and group gatherings.***