Congratulations to Marissa Friedman who was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows. She is the recipient of one of 34 Teaching Fellowships awarded to early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers this year.
Marissa is committed to teaching chemistry to high school students in the U.S. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Specialization in Chemical Education in 2014 and a Master of Arts in education in 2016, both from the University of Virginia. This fall, she will begin her second year of teaching at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C.
The Foundation provides support and professional development designed specifically for early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers through its signature program—the KSTF Teaching Fellows Program. With a focus on supporting teacher-led educational improvement in the classroom and beyond, KSTF Teaching Fellows gain access to a comprehensive suite of benefits for five years, including summer stipends, funds for professional development, grants for teaching materials, mentoring and support from experienced teachers and teacher educators, support for teacher leadership activities, and membership in a community of more than 300 like-minded peers in 40 states.