COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Nine teachers from the Muscogee County School District will be attending a prestigious fellowship program at Harvard University this summer.
Those teachers were officially announced on Thursday by Muscogee County Superintendent David Lewis and Janet Davis of the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation.
Lewis said this is not only a great opportunity for the teachers, but also for the school district as a whole.
By attending this program, teachers are able to bring back what they've learned at Harvard and share their knowledge with other teachers in the school district.
"This expanse of the initiative we started several years ago thanks to MEEF," Lewis said. "This allows teachers to go and learn from the best practitioners there are so they come back then and share what they learned with their colleagues here at their schools or throughout the district so it's a great opportunity for us to expand those best practices in our district."
Once at Harvard, the teachers will attend a special program where they will spend a week with scholars and innovative educators from around the globe.
This year's Harvard Fellows are as follows:
- Yolanda Arnold – East Columbus Middle Magnet Academy
- Nicole Baugh – Double Churches Elementary
- John Cobis – Northside High
- Eric Crouch – Double Churches Elementary
- Carmen Estes – Fox Elementary
- Stefan Lawrence – G. W. Carver High
- Akear Mewborn – Kendrick High
- Afton Powell – Britt David Elementary Magnet Academy
- Andrea Toole – Blanchard Elementary
Congratulations to all of the teachers selected!