The Partnership for Change is pleased to introduce our new cohort of fellows. These fellows will support professional learning and implementation of initiatives during the 2013-14 school year, helping us to advance the school change process. In funding these fellowships, we are investing in local experts who will not only return to their practice with new ideas, but will serve both districts for years to come as regional experts in their respective areas.
“A critical path in the evolution of the Partnership is the placement of fellows committed to our mission. I am excited to know that the new team of fellows joining the Partnership will exceed expectations for effectively remodeling Winooski and Burlington High Schools into student-centered, proficiency-based learning institutions,” said Partnership Director Hal Colston.
We invite you to learn more about our 2013-14 fellows below:
Sarah Bertucci, Full-time Personalized and Proficiency Based Learning Fellow
Sarah currently holds this fellowship and is an invaluable part of the Partnership for Change, specifically as the facilitator of the Graduate Expectations Teams at both BHS and WMHS. Sarah’s accomplishments this year also include developing the NYC Innovation Tour and February 2nd Community Learning Conversation.
Erika Lowe, Full-time Community Based Learning Fellow
Erika is currently an English Teacher in the 9th Grade Academy at BHS. As one of the co-developers of Getting Real About Race, a cross-curricular day of learning at ECHO, and a ten-year veteran of integrating technology into the learning experience, Erika is well-versed in bringing innovative practices to high school classrooms.
Amy Dickson, Full-time Teaching and Learning Environments Fellow
Amy is a Class of 1995 BHS graduate and Burlington native. She has spent the past 10 years teaching biology and coaching teachers in Boston-area charter schools. She is also the co-creator of a community-based STEM program that serves as a model for relevant, real-world learning in math and science.
Will Andrews, Half-time Youth Engagement and Leadership Fellow
Will currently teaches social studies at Winooski Middle School and he will be a part of the new 21st Century Learning Lab at WMHS next year. Will is a great advocate for youth voice and is known for his energy and passion in the classroom, innovative use of technology, and adventurous teaching methods.
Beth Brodie, Half-time Family and School Partnerships Fellow
Beth is currently a part-time Spanish and French teacher at Edmunds Middle School and has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, co-curricular leader, and administrator. She is also a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the UVM College of Education and Social Services, where she conducts research on advisory systems.