|BTU Members in the News!|
From the US Dept. of Education:
‘U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of 16 teachers selected to be Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2011-12 school year. Five teachers will become full-time employees at Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. while 11 will remain in their classrooms and participate on a part-time basis.
‘ “I am committed to listening to teachers’ voices as we work to develop policies that will support reform and strengthen the teaching profession,” said Duncan. “Since I’ve come to Washington, I’ve come to rely on the Teaching Ambassador Fellows for their invaluable feedback and their ability to facilitate dialogue with teachers across the country. I look forward to working closely with this year’s Teaching Ambassadors, particularly as we work to fix the No Child Left Behind Act…”
Â· Shakera Walker, a kindergarten teacher in the Young Achievers Science and Math School was chosen to work for the Department’s Early Learning Initiatives full-time for this year. Robert Baroz, a 6th/7th grade English teacher at Curley Middle School, has been selected as a Classroom Fellow.
Congratulations to both for this most-deserved honor.