2013 Global Teacher Scholarships Announced
Primary Source is pleased to announce the recipients of our second annual Global Teacher Scholarships. These scholarships allow educators from local under-resourced school districts to attend our 2013 summer institute, Cultural Proficiency for Today's Diverse Schools: A Multidisciplinary Approach. This scholarship program, which we successfully piloted last year, will reach educators who serve students from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds and who have a strong interest in furthering cultural proficiency in their school communities.
The 2013 Scholarship winners are Allie Bahn, a Fifth Grade teacher (all subjects) at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts; Rhyland Gillespie, a Fifth Grade Humanities teacher at Dorchester Collegiate Academy in Boston, Massachusetts; Carol Gordenstein, a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Massachusetts; Donna Guay, a History and Multiculturalism Studies teacher at New Bedford High School in New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Bernadine Lormilus, a Second Grade ESL Reading and Writing teacher at John F. Kennedy School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Each $1,500 scholarship will allow an individual teacher from a qualifying district to benefit from a year of training and support from Primary Source. The Global Teacher Scholarship includes:
- Attendance at the 2013 summer institute Cultural Proficiency for Today's Diverse Schools: A Multidisciplinary Approach
- A mini-grant of $300 to be used on a classroom impact project that is replicable and sustainable beyond the life of the scholarship
- Peer-to-peer contact throughout the year with other scholarship recipients and a year-end presentation of projects to the broader community
- Access to Primary Source's library for the academic year 2013-14
- Ongoing consultation with Primary Source staff