Students Selected for Pearson Teacher Fellowship

May 02, 2007

Wheelock College students, Emily Coffey, Meghan Wilson, Laura Shea, and Elizabeth Guinnane have just been named among a select group of graduating seniors to become four of just 25 Pearson Teacher Fellows across the United States.

Emily, Meghan, Laura and Elizabeth have the opportunity to join more than 50 current Fellows in 30 cities in 17 states. Pearson Teacher Fellows are well-trained individuals eager to make a direct impact on the lives of children. The $15,000 fellowships, disbursed over two years, supplement the incomes of beginning early childhood teachers, easing their transition from college to profession. In addition, fellows receive training and support to enhance their effectiveness in working in urban schools.

This program provides more teachers for early childhood education, expands the number of children reached by a well-trained adult, and offers invaluable experience to the Fellows. Through this program, Jumpstart and Pearson hope to have a deep impact on the early education field by creating a growing pipeline of well-trained, highly educated teachers dedicated to improving the school readiness of the children they teach.

The Pearson Teacher Fellowship was created through a unique partnership between Jumpstart and Pearson to help passionate and dedicated individuals continue their efforts in achieving Jumpstart's mission of working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

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