HGSE presents Conant Fellowships

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) presented five educators from the Boston and Cambridge public school systems with James Bryant Conant Fellowships on Monday (June 9). Each of the recipients will receive one year of study at the School.

Jalene Tamerat, Fund For Teachers fellow, is a seventh-grade science teacher, middle school team leader, and science curriculum leader at the Josiah Quincy Upper School in Boston. She received her B.A. in political science and Afro-American studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master of arts in teaching from Emmanuel College. Tamerat is a member of the Greater Boston Principal Residency Network, and is a teaching policy fellow at the Rennie Center for Educational Research and Policy, through which she has sought to explore alternative means of assessing students and evaluating teachers at district and statewide levels. In the summer of 2006, Tamerat was awarded an Earthwatch Fellowship and traveled to southern India to promote health education for impoverished communities in that region. The following year, as a Fund for Teachers grant recipient, she traveled to Singapore to observe the country’s language and literacy policies in government schools. At Harvard, she will pursue a master’s degree in education policy and management.