Aug 15, 2013 - Claremont, Calif. -
The fellowship provides beginning teachers committed to high school science, technology, engineering or mathematics education with resources that help them develop into leaders and change agents in the field of education. The program offers support and guidance to fellows as they embark on the credentialing process and their teaching careers.
Pinsky is currently pursuing his mathematics teaching credential and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University.
“Receiving the fellowship is an incredible honor,” said Pinsky. “I am very excited about the opportunities the fellowship offers me both in terms of financial resources and the wisdom, experience and insights of all the other Fellows.”
Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend and are eligible for professional development grants, leadership grants and up to $1,200 per year for teaching materials. They also participate in an online community and attend meetings that expose them to a variety of teaching resources, research, curriculum materials and subject matter experts.
“At the program’s summer meeting, I had so many stimulating conversations about how to continually improve as a math educator for equity and social justice,” Pinsky said.
Upon completion of his graduate studies, Pinsky will teach in the San Francisco Unified School District as a participant in the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program.
Established in 2002, the KSTF Teaching Fellowships address the recruitment, training and retention of exceptional science, technology, engineering and mathematics teacher candidates, with the aim of improving the nation’s STEM education by building a stable, sustainable corps of STEM teacher-leaders.
HMC alumni who have received the fellowship include Pinsky, Greg Borish ’08 (2008), Keiko Hiranaka ’12 (2012) and Alex Steinkamp ’10 (2012).
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