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Awards & Recognition

Talented KSTF Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows are demonstrating their leadership in education every day. Here are some of their recent achievements.

2009 TEACHING FELLOW JOINS BSCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephen Traphagen, a biology teacher at Rolling Meadows High School, has been named to the Board of Directors of Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) for a three-year term (June 2013-May 2016). In this capacity, Stephen will help to transform science teaching and learning through research and development.

SCOTT STAMBACH AWARDED NOYCE FELLOWSHIP

Stambach, a 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow, has been awarded a five-year fellowship with the Noyce Mathematics and Science Master Teaching Fellowship Program at San Diego State University. This fellowship aims to support strong mathematics and science teachers in enriching their practice through engaging with content and students’ thinking, and to support these teachers in becoming teacher leaders who then support other pre-service and in-service teachers in their school, district and region. In addition to professional development and networking opportunities, the fellowship includes a yearly stipend of $10,000 and an iPad.

2008 TEACHING FELLOW PICKED FOR I-RISE

Kelsey Johnson, a physical science teacher at George Washington High School, was accepted to participate in the 2013 Interdisciplinary Research Institute in STEM Education (I-RISE). Taking place at Seattle Pacific University from August 5–20, 2013, I-RISE is a high-intensity summer research experience constructed to act as a hub of collaboration for interdisciplinary research on teacher professional development, conceptual understanding of energy, learning theories, and formative assessment practices.

TWO TEACHING FELLOWS ACCEPTED INTO AP BIOLOGY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Helen Snodgrass, a 2010 Fellow, and Brittany Franckowiak, a 2011 Fellow, were accepted into the second cohort of the AP Biology Leadership Academy run by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) and Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). The NABT/BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy is a two-year professional development program designed to develop a new generation of leaders in biology education.

LONDON JENKS TOPS DISTRICT LIST

Jenks, a 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was named the 2012–2013 Teacher of the Year by Hot Springs County School District Number 1. In addition to earning this prestigious accolade, he is now in the running for the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award.

MARY CHIN RECOGNIZED AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mary Chin, a mathematics teacher and 2012 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was recently named Mesa Preparatory Academy’s 2013 Teacher of the Year!

2009 TEACHING FELLOW STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD

Physics teacher Laura Darnall was named the 2013 Goodpasture High School Teacher of the Year! Voted on by all of the teachers at the school, only one award is given each year.

PEREA RECEIVES YOUNG ALUMNI IN SERVICE AWARD

In June 2013, mathematics teacher Tara Perea received the Young Alumni in Service Award from her school, Albuquerque Academy. Perea is a 2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow.

PRITCHETT NAMED EMERGING LEADER BY ASCD

Janae Pritchett, a mathematics teacher at Crested Butte Community School, has been selected as part of the ASCD’s (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders. In its quest to build capacity, ASCD designed the Emerging Leaders program to prepare younger, diverse educators for potential influence and ASCD leadership. Pritchett is a KSTF Senior Fellow.

CARMEN DAVIS NAMED A BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

KSTF Senior Fellow Carmen Davis (seated in yellow dress) was recently selected as a Boston Public School (BPS) Educator of the Year. Along with only 13 other individuals in the district—including other teachers, paraprofessionals and counselors—Davis was recognized at the 13th Annual Boston Educators of the Year ceremony held on June 11, 2013. West Roxbury Transcript, a news source serving West Roxbury, Mass., wrote an article capturing the essence of why Davis is regarded so highly.

Photo: Boston Public Schools