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March 31, 2011

CCSD Teacher Selected for National Prestigious Fellowship

Carmelina Livingston, lead science teacher at St. Andrew’s School for Math and Science, has been selected for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. Carmelina Livingston, lead science teacher at St. Andrew’s School for Math and Science, has been selected for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship.

Livingston was selected as one of 28 outstanding educators from across the country for this prestigious fellowship in Washington D.C. after an intense screening process.  She will be serving her fellowship at the National Science Foundation, Geosciences Directorate, Geo Education and Diversity Programs.

As an Einstein Fellow, Livingston will have an unparalleled opportunity to attain new skills, knowledge and resources related to the national education issues she is exposed to, particularly those related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.  She will gain a working knowledge of educational policy, exposure to a network of education, and particularly STEM-related, experts, an increased awareness of the depth and variety of resources available through federal agencies, insight and experience into the grant writing and reviewing process, and to numerous resources and opportunities accessible to students and teachers.  She will have access to first-line discussions on education related to the President’s administrative agenda, Congressional initiatives and actions, and those of national organizations to move the needs of STEM education forward in this country.  The fellowship concludes in 2012.

The Einstein Fellowship program is supported by the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act, which was signed into law in November 1994.  The Act gave administrative authority to the Department of Energy to oversee the program; the Triangle Coalition manages the daily responsibilities of the program.

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