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Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship Program

Gov. and Mrs. Nathan Deal, and Georgia Partnership President, Dr. Steve Dolinger, welcome the new class of Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship members at a press conference at the Georgia Capitol, June 28, 2018.

Participating Georgia Institutions

  • Columbus State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University
  • Piedmont College

What is this unique program all about? Here is the press release announcing the 2017-2018 class of 63 Fellows that provides some details. Here are more details.

This is an impressive group of future teachers.  Read about them.

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is proud to provide in-state coordination for this exciting national initiative that is designed to both increase the supply of outstanding teachers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and change how they are prepared to teach.

Georgia Partnership President Dr. Steve Dolinger commented on the organization’s involvement: “The Georgia Partnership has long supported strategies around improving teacher effectiveness – including our gap analysis several years ago and our April 2014 Critical Issues Forum on teacher evaluation and compensation.

“We are glad to serve as a partner in this effort with the Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship Program. This will help improve the teacher training programs at five universities in partnership with several of their local school systems.

“Another goal is to produce more STEM teachers for our state. Both of these goals are timely for Georgia. We are proud to help coordinate these efforts over the next several years.”

Media Reports
Atlanta Journal-Constitution – First year DeKalb teacher: Valedictorian to financial analyst to what really mattered: Teaching math
Mercer University – Newest class of Georgia Woodrow Wilson teaching fellows announced at state Capitol

Learn More About the Program
Hear from the Georgia Fellows:
Yancey Miller – Kennesaw State University
Leslie Dunham – Piedmont College
DaRon Marlin – Piedmont College
Marcus Stevens – Columbus State University

Podcast featuring Piedmont’s Dunham and Marlin (above) and Tyler Kinner.

Check this video featuring administrators at Piedmont College who talk about what it takes to be a successful Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship participant. The video includes an Indiana Fellow who is grateful for the opportunity afforded to her through the participant.

Other Fellows answer the question, “How would you describe the Fellowship?”

Support for the program is provided by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.