2015 Red Wing Fellow Awarded

Red Wing Teacher Awarded “Golden Ticket” for Summer Learning
Fund for Teachers Awards Grant to Twin Bluff Middle School Educator for Self-Designed Fellowships

(HOUSTON) April 2, 2015 – Teachers work both as technicians teaching particular skills and intellectuals developing a love of learning.* To remain effective in both roles, teachers need development and inspiration. Fund for Teachers annually awards grants to preK-12 educators who address professional learning gaps through self-designed summer fellowships. Today, Fund for Teachers announces its list of 2015 Fellows.

Carrie Hansen, teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, will use her Fund for Teachers grant to attend the International Association of Special Education’s Biennial Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, to explore service delivery options and collaborative practices that promote inclusion, and life-long learning.

Fund for Teachers is one of the largest funders of teacher learning in the country, investing $24 million in more than 6,500 teachers. The national not-for-profit collaborates with the Red Wing Public Schools Foundation to administer grants in locally.  For more information about the application process, national grant winners or student outcomes, visit fundforteachers.org.

*Center for Public Education, Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability, 2013.