Summer Fellows

Liliana Aguas

LeConte

To deepen our knowledge of effective reading instruction to best coach our K-5 teachers,  we need to attend the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) Summer Reading Institute taking place in Columbia University in New York.

Jamie Davidson

Washington

This summer institute is designed for teachers who are devoted to maintaining a rich literacy program in their classroom which subsequently encourages our students to live rich literate lives.  Our district has been using the Lucy Calkins reading and writing curriculum (TCRWP) for 6 years, since I began teaching at Washington, and the opportunity to learn from and work with Lucy Calkins herself would be invaluable.

Cherene Fillingim-Selk

Cragmont

Teaching ESL to grade school students and providing professional development to teachers in Shirati, Tanzania. We will also assist in repairing a water catchment tank as well as building a new tank.

Alison Kelly

Rosa Parks

Indigenous Maya women are the most disadvantaged group in Guatemala with a literacy rate of 39%. During the summer months, I teach a literacy and empowerment course to Maya women who are the sole providers of their families.

Angeliza Perez

Thousand Oaks

To deepen our knowledge of effective reading instruction to best coach our K-5 teachers,  we need to attend the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) Summer Reading Institute taking place in Columbia University in New York.

Elizabeth Scarboro

Washington

I’d like to attend a week-long training at the Northern California branch of the International Dyslexia Association to learn new strategies for teaching reading.  I will use the multisensory method I’ll learn (Orton Gillingham) to teach the students who struggle most with reading at Washington Elementary.

Naomi Washington-Diouf

Berkeley High

This is an opportunity to compile a much needed body of information on the music and dance of West Africa that will culminate into a booklet that would be used as a guide to teach music and dances from the West African nation of Senegal at Berkeley High School. The booklet would lists the various dance styles and forms, the ethnic group, the origin and purpose of the dance, the significance of the expressive movements and the gestures utilized, and its role in contemporary society.

Barbara Wenger

Jefferson

I would like to attend a four day Restorative Practices Institute and bring back frameworks and strategies for ending the racial disproportionality in our school discipline. Specifically, I want to bring back restorative practice strategies and frameworks to support our teachers in creating more a positive school climate, enhanced community building in our classrooms and larger school community, and to build restorative discipline structures in our school.

Lynn Zamarra

LeConte

I will travel to Guatemala to study Spanish through a language program specifically designed for teachers. In addition to spending four hours each morning speaking and working one-on-one with my own language teacher, I will spend time observing and interacting in local schools and will live in a home stay situation.