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Alumna awarded prestigious fellowship

August 05, 2018

Katie Moshofsky, MAT ’18, was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2018 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States. The program supports early-career secondary mathematics and science teachers in an intensive five-year program.

Fellows have access to grants to help with supplies, professional development, and leadership activities that can help educators have an impact beyond the classroom. The fellows also have access to a community of other educators who can support, mentor, and coach the fellows through the program.

“Five years from now I hope I will still be in the biology classroom but be more confident and skilled at managing a classroom of students,” Moshofsky said. “I hope through my teaching I can inspire students to see STEM as a possible career future for them, and if not, that my class helps them understand how the biological systems around them impact their daily life.”

Moshofsky will be teaching at Summit Tamalpais Public School in San Pablo, CA during the 2018-19 school year, alongside another alumnus, Aukeem Ballard. Summit Public Schools are dedicated to providing a reimagining of public schools that create students who not only are prepared for higher education but also encouraged to explore their individual interests. Before attending Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Moshofsky earned a Bachelor of Art in Biological Sciences from Smith College in 2017.

Click here to learn more about Katie Moshofky and the Knowles Teacher Initiative.

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