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National Science Foundation TEACH! SouthCoast Celebration Dinner to Recognize Teacher Leadership January 30

22 Teaching Fellows, Master Teaching Fellows to Be Honored for Commitment to STEM, Leadership, & Innovative Five Year Program

UMass Dartmouth's Center for University, School and Community Partnerships (CUSP) will host a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dinner Celebration, January 30, at 4:00 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons to recognize 13 Master Teaching Fellows, who have completed a rigorous, innovative teacher leadership program and 9 Teaching Fellows, who will earn their Master's Degree and be endorsed for initial licensure by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

22 teachers from New Bedford, Fall River, and Wareham public schools, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and Global Learning Charter Public School were chosen through a highly competitive application process based on their STEM content knowledge, evidence of leadership capacity, and willingness to commit to an innovative rigorous five year program.

The Teaching Fellow or Master Teaching Fellow cohort was funded by a $2.86 million grant from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program awarded to CUSP in Fall 2011. CUSP partnered with UMass Dartmouth's Kaput Center, School for Marine Science and Technology, Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development, Math Department, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, School of Engineering, and College of Visual & Performing Arts to establish the teacher leadership program which is funded through the summer of 2017.

TEACH! SouthCoast continues to provide participants with courses, seminars, workshops, and professional offerings to improve teachers' content knowledge, knowledge and use of technology and teacher leadership skills.

Honorees Include:

Teaching Fellows:

Lauren Aubertine
Hometown/Residence: Dartmouth, MA, Fairhaven, MA

Math Teacher at Normandin Middle School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Middle School Math


Christopher Blake
Hometown/Residence: Westborough, MA, New Bedford, MA

Biology Teacher at Whaling City High School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Will Receive Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Biology


Michael Bobola
Hometown/Residence: Fairhaven, MA

Math Teacher at Roosevelt Middle School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Middle School Math


Mahlon Davis
Hometown/Residence: Stoneham, MA, Westport, MA

Chemistry Teacher At Durfee High School-New Bedford Public Schools
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Chemistry


Nealyn Dunlop
Hometown/Residence: Marion, MA

Science Teacher at Roosevelt Middle School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE  Initial License in Middle School General Science


Brooke Fatula
Hometown/Residence: Acushnet, MA

Biology Teacher at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Biology


Daniela Fidalgo
Hometown/Residence: Fairhaven, MA

Math Teacher at Normandin Middle School (New Bedford, MA
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Middle School Math


Liss O'Connell
Hometown/Residence: Fall River, MA

Biology Teacher at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Will Receive Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Biology


Stephen Prario
Hometown/Residence: Somerset, MA

Science Teacher at Morton Middle School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Teaching Fellow
Earned Master's Degree and DESE Initial License in Middle School General Science




Master Teaching Fellow Professional Participants:


Scott Atkinson
Hometown/Residence: East Freetown, MA

Biology Teacher at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Pamela Baptiste
Hometown/Residence: North Dartmouth, MA

Biology Teacher at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Sean Brown
Hometown/Residence: Plymouth, MA

Biology Teacher-Wareham High School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Michelle Campos
Hometown/Residence: Portsmouth, RI

Math Teacher at Normandin Middle School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Sarah Chapin
Hometown/Residence: Providence, RI, Cambridge, MA

Science Teacher at Matthew J. Kuss Middle School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Diana Cost
Hometown/Residence: Carver, MA

Biology Teacher at Global Learning Charter Public School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Carl Junier
Hometown/Residence: New Bedford, MA, Acushnet, MA

Math Teacher at Wareham Middle School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Bonnie Lasorsa
Hometown/Residence: Forestdale, MA

Math Teacher at Wareham Middle School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate

Aimee O'Neil
Hometown/Residence: South Dartmouth, MA

Biology Teacher at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Patricia Riley
Hometown/Residence: Fairhaven, MA

Math Teacher at Normandin Middle School (New Bedford, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Jennifer Saunders
Hometown/Residence: Fall River, MA

Science Teacher and Department Chair at Morton Middle School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Sandra Sullivan
Hometown/Residence: Somerset, MA, Fall River, MA

Science Teacher at Matthew J. Kuss Middle School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate


Stephen Vaitses
Hometown/Residence:  Mattapoisett, MA

Chemistry Teacher at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fall River, MA)
National Science Foundation Teach! Southcoast Master Teaching Fellow
Teacher Leadership Program Graduate

UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons is located across UMass Dartmouth's Tripp Athletic Center (285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747). Parking is available for the celebration in lot 7.
 

Author:  "Joseph Sullivan [Contact]"
Date:  23-Jan-2014
Department:   Center for University School Community Partnerships

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