Local teacher named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Woodmore Elementary teacher, Amara Alexander is one of nine accomplished STEM teachers in K-12 across the nation to be named a 2019-2020 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows.
The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to apply their extensive classroom knowledge and experiences to their host offices to inform federal STEM education efforts.
The 2019-2020 Einstein Fellows come from K-12 schools across the country and represent diverse teaching backgrounds—with expertise in computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics. Federal agencies and U.S. Congressional Offices will benefit from fellows’ real-world experiences as educators. In return, Einstein Fellows will gain understanding of the role of the Federal Government in the U.S. education enterprise, knowledge of resources available to students and educators, and broader perspectives on national education issues that can be applied to the classroom or to leadership positions in their districts or elsewhere.
The other 2019-2020 Einstein Fellows are as follows:
Linda Antinone – R.L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Texas
Matthew Bryant – South Warren High School, Bowling Green, Ky.
Emilie Hill – Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Dr. Michelle King School for STEM, Sun Valley, Calif.
Stephen Kirsche – Freedom Crossing Academy, St. Johns, Fla.
Alexandra Laing – School District of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Fla.
Kenneth Mims – Science Prep Academy, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mary Lou O’Donnell – Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School, Long Beach, NY
Debbie Reynolds – J.E. Harrison Middle School, Pittsburgh, Penn.