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From the Newsletter: Teaching Fellows Adjust to Teaching During a Pandemic

The newest class of WW Teaching Fellows was named in July of this year. Fellows began their master’s programs at Duquesne University, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and West Chester University over the summer. Twenty-eight individuals make up the second cohort of the WW Teaching Fellowship program in the state. The highly […]

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Ms. Sarah Mueller, PPS mentor: On remote teaching and PPS

While enrolled in their master’s program, WW Teaching Fellows work alongside a mentor teacher for the entire school year. Mentor teachers are an integral part of the WW Teaching Fellowship experience—they share their teaching knowledge while simultaneously supporting Fellows’ growth. We spoke with Sarah Mueller, a teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) who is […]

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Ms. Sarah Mueller, WW Teaching Fellowship mentor: On mentors’ role

While enrolled in their master’s program, WW Teaching Fellows work alongside a mentor teacher for the entire school year. Mentor teachers are an integral part of the WW Teaching Fellowship experience—they share their teaching knowledge while simultaneously supporting Fellows’ growth. We spoke with Sarah Mueller, a teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) who is […]

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Cassy Smith: From astronomer to WW Teaching Fellow

Before she entered the classroom as a physics teacher, Cassy Smith made some impressive discoveries in the field of astronomy. Prior to earning her master’s degree from Kennesaw State University as a 2015 WW Georgia Teaching Fellow, Dr. Smith completed a master’s degree in physics and a PhD in astronomy at Georgia State University. There, […]

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WWTF Podcast: Teaching in Pennsylvania, Part 2

Rachel Milliron, a 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at Duquesne University, and Kwesi Vincent, 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, joined us for a conversation about their teaching experience in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In the second episode, Rachel and Kwesi discuss the ways the WW Teaching Fellowship has been helpful as they switched to […]

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WWTF Podcast: Teaching in Pennsylvania, Part 1

Rachel Milliron, a 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at Duquesne University, and Kwesi Vincent, 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, joined us for a conversation about their teaching experience in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In this first part of the episode, Rachel and Kwesi talk about how they’re facing distance teaching and learning and how […]

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Inspiring a New Generation of STEM Leaders

Cindy Celi 2015 WW New Jersey Teaching Fellow Teaching had always been in the back of Cindy Celi’s mind. As a mother of young children and as trained architect and interior designer, the idea of going back to school and changing careers seemed daunting. Still, Mrs. Celi was committed to marrying her passion for education […]

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From the Newsletter: “I Still Pinch Myself”

  Tamara Markey, Indiana Teacher of the Year Tamara Markey had always wanted to be a teacher. But as a young Black woman who was good at math and science, she was encouraged to pursue engineering. She went to Purdue University, got a degree in industrial engineering, and spent nearly a decade working in the […]

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2019 A Big Year For WW Fellows

This year Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson network of Fellowship continued the legacy of exceptional work in their areas of focus. In addition to winning major awards and accolades like a Nobel Prize and MacArthur grants, Fellows garnered praise for their books, earned prestigious fellowships, and won numerous professional honors. Margaret Atwood WF ’61 released […]

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Brittany John TF ’17: Finding your voice as a teacher

During her first year of teaching, Brittany John WW NJ TF ‘17 struggled to define her personal style as an educator. “The idea that teachers need to be a certain way with students led me to be insecure in my decisions and to constantly fear that they don’t respect me,” says Ms. John. “While some […]

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The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

This new identity reflects the organization’s twin commitments: to strengthen American education and to rebuild a flourishing civil society. Citizens & Scholars is the new name of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

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