Recent MSE Graduate Sara Turmel Receives Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 60 WW Georgia Teaching Fellows for 2016. Among them are five Georgia Tech alumni—Sara Turmel (B.S. 2016), Michael Fusia (B.S. 2016), Deidre Paris (Ph.D. 2002), Wanda Harding (M.S. 1993), and Jill Furstenau (B.S. 1986). The new Fellows were introduced at an event today with Governor Nathan Deal.

The highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math—the STEM fields—and prepares them specifically to teach in high-need secondary schools.

Each Fellow receives compensation to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program based on a year-long classroom experience. In return, Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural Georgia schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.