Fund for Teachers
"Throughout this South American experience I developed a deepened sensitivity for the English Language Learners that I serve. Being immersed in a culture that is foreign with reduced means of expression is intimidating. I emerged with a resolution to reduce the barriers to entry for these students in my classroom."
Sean Hudson snorkeling in Ecuador, Boston Adult Technical Academy
"When I looked around I found stories everywhere -- in the fabrics of the colorful clothing, in the neighborhoods and markets, and in the souls of the people."
Kelly O'Hearn with students in Ho, Ghana, Harvard/Kent Elementary School
2015 Fund for Teachers Fellows
On May 19 a celebration was held to honor the fellows from 2012 and 2013. The celebration was held at WGBH and was hosted by Jonathan Abbott, CEO and President of WGBH, and Jesse Solomon. Also playing a speaking role were John McDonough, Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools; Karen Webb, National Executive Director, Fund for Teachers; Richard Stutman, President of the Boston Teachers Union. Teams of teachers from Boston English High School, Mission Hill K-8, and Brighton High, talked about the learning engendered by their Fund for Teachers grant and how those experiences have been a catalyst for learning in their classrooms. Jesse Solomon and Karen Webb celebrated each of the fellows from 2012 and 2013 with individual mention of their projects and a certificate of achievement. A multi-media show showcasing all of the projects played on a huge screen in the room. Individual teachers also brought artifacts and examples of the work produced as a result of the grants. Among the 110 guests were fellows, principals, headmasters, and many of the wonderful individuals who have served on the selection committees.
To Apply, please visit Fund for Teachers website
For additional information, please contact:
Dottie Engler (617.275.0709)
FFT-Boston is an affiliate of the national Fund for Teachers based in Houston.