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Leading Teacher Profiles

As leading teachers, KSTF Fellows are primary agents of educational improvement. Read on for highlights of their outstanding work.

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: HELEN SNODGRASS

A school garden shows what can happen when a network of inspired educators takes root Like many urban schools, YES Prep North Forest is located in a “food desert” in …Read More

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: ISAAC STEWART

A high school biology teacher discovers that his enthusiasm for science is contagious When Isaac Stewart began teaching biology at Fisher High School, a small rural school in Illinois, the first-year teacher quickly …Read More

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: MAURICE TELESFORD

Michigan teacher answered a calling to prepare students for careers in math, science, and engineering As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Michigan (U-M), Maurice Telesford struggled with a question …Read More

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: HEATHER BUSKIRK

High school physics teacher and KSTF Senior Fellow co-founds STEM school with Knowles Foundation support As the only high school physics teacher in her upstate New York school district, Heather Buskirk faced a dilemma …Read More

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: KEVIN HENSON

A New Jersey science teacher drives change at the district level without leaving the classroom Chosen as part of the second cohort of Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellows, Kevin Henson has remained …Read More

LEADING TEACHER PROFILE: BRADFORD HILL

Physics teacher leverages lessons learned from KSTF Fellowship to change curriculum and practice in his Oregon district—and beyond With an undergraduate and master’s degree in physics, it’s only fitting that Bradford Hill spent …Read More