ST. JAMES — Three faculty members at Saint James School have been awarded a fullyfunded fellowship to the 2012 Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers offered by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Jonathan Schwab (English, history), Mary Baer (science) and Daphne Clyburn (Spanish) earned the award, granted to 75 beginning teachers annually, providing faculty with a program of intensive study, specifically designed to make early career teachers more effective leaders in the classroom and throughout the school through an exploration of teaching styles, educational philosophies, issues and personal development.
The fellowship provides full tuition for four graduate credits as well as room and board.
The center attracts and selects educators who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment or potential for excellence and equips them with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for informed and effective practice. The 2012 Summer Institute cohort includes teachers from all areas of the United States in addition to participants from Canada, China, Jordan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.