Wilson fellows

Wilson Fellows at Statehouse with Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey (at podium)

Graphic courtesy of: Patton College of Education

Wilson fellows

Woodrow Wilson Fellows

Photo courtesy of: Patton College of Education

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2013 class of Woodrow Wilson Fellows visit Ohio Statehouse

University will host 11 Fellows

On Tuesday, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, jointly announced the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows in an event at the Ohio Statehouse, including 11 who will attend The Patton College of Education.

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). The 2013 Fellows are the third class of new teacher candidates to be prepared through the program since the Fellowship was launched in Ohio in 2010.

Each Fellow will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master's-level teacher education program at one of seven participating Ohio universities. These institutions have redesigned teacher preparation to give teacher candidates a full year of preparation in local classrooms, as well as specific teaching approaches for the STEMM fields.

"These students represent the best and brightest teachers in Ohio, and are reflective of the advances that Ohio is making in the STEMM fields," Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey said. "Their efforts as Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows will impact not only their own futures, but also the futures of thousands of students in our high-need schools."

The Fellows selected are a diverse group comprised of many different academic backgrounds, ethnicities and ages. One thing that they all share is a passion for community service. 

"These Fellows in Ohio, and our partner institutions, are providing national models of how to meet a critical need in education: getting strong math and science teachers into high-need schools," said Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. "This year's Fellows are amazing people; deeply committed to young people and accomplished in their fields. They are going to make us all proud, and they will change countless lives."

Among the Fellows attending other universities is Sarah Bodel, a 2012 alumna in chemical engineering.

The Fellows who have committed to studying at The Patton College of Education are:

•Bridget Gauthier

•Marilyn Hayden, a 2013 OHIO alumna in biological sciences.

•Sean Kelley, a 2013 OHIO alumnus in biology and pre-med.  

•Daniel Ornstein

•Rex Payne

•Amy Rann, a 2001 alumna in mathematics

•Akilah Shahid

•Vanessa Sowards

•Joseph Stringer

•James Sutter

•Megan Thornhill

The Fellows will begin their intensive year-long programming on June 3 when they meet for orientation on the Athens Campus.