ATLANTA/ROSWELL – May 30, 2017 – High Meadows School is pleased to announce one its faculty has been awarded a full fellowship to attend Columbia University’s two-week Klingenstein Summer Institute for Teachers. This month, kindergarten/first grade teacher Rebecca Drage, will be among 75 peers from other independent and international schools around the world exploring teaching styles, educational philosophies, and educational issues.
“This year’s application process was incredibly competitive and, understandably so, given the high caliber of learning and discourse that takes place,” says Jay Underwood, head of school for High Meadows. “Rebecca is a perfect example of the ambitious self-learners that make up the faculty at High Meadows and she couldn’t be more deserving of this opportunity. She exemplifies what it means to be a talented teacher as well as a respected member of our school community and beyond.”
The Klingenstein Summer Institute for Teachers provides early career teachers an opportunity to learn from top Columbia University professors, master teachers, and fellow educators in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor, self-reflective discovery, and collegial support. Rebecca will participate in daily whole-group sessions that cover a variety of topics and current issues that top educators face. Curriculum groups meet daily with professors specific to their subject area and work to develop curriculum and assessments that participants can use immediately.
About High Meadows School:
Established in 1973 and located on more than 40 wooded acres in Roswell, Ga., High Meadows School is an independent, International Baccalaureate® (IB) school focused on progressive education for students age three through eighth grade. High Meadows is a school fully committed to the principles of progressive education, guiding and empowering our students to develop intrinsic motivation, take ownership of their learning, and learn to become confident self advocates.
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