(Kansas City, MO) May 22, 2017 — National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE) recently announced its first class representing the Kansas City area to its prestigious, national program.
NAATE is a fellowship program of study that cultivates extraordinary teacher leaders committed to the classroom and dedicated to supporting student success. NAATE gathers high caliber teachers from across the nation to immerse themselves in an intense program of study that links their daily practice to key theories, frameworks and principles of the teaching profession.
An independent committee chose 15 Kansas City public school teachers out of more than 50 applications through a rigorous and blind selection process. Those selected for this inaugural class will participate in a two-year fellowship, focusing on improving their content knowledge and their leadership ability during a two-week summer residential program hosted by Yale University.
The Kauffman Foundation is pleased to support NAATE and these highly skilled educators from Kansas City’s public schools.
“NAATE is unique among teacher development programs. It takes teachers who have been judged as high performing and seeks to make them even better,” said Corey Scholes, director of education at the Kauffman Foundation, “This is part of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to work with our communities and open doors for students by investing in educators who help our children succeed.”
Congratulations to the following who have been selected for the 2017 NAATE Fellowship:
Katie Burns, Brookside Charter School
Andrea Davis, Academy for Integrated Arts
Abigail Green, Ewing Marion Kauffman School
Rebecca Halberg, Brookside Charter School
Ayana Hayes, KIPP KC
Haley Hurst, Academy for Integrated Arts
Skyler Hurst, Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School
Tiffany Kirkland, KC Neighborhood Academy
Khara Logan Martin, Center School District
Jenny Matheson, KIPP KC
Kevin O’Brien, Bishop Ward High School
Andrea Palmer, Kansas City Public Schools
Julie Potter, Shawnee Mission School District
Tenaya Rhinehardt, University Academy
Daniel Velazquez, Ewing Marion Kauffman School