Current Fund for Teachers Fellows

Congratulations to the 2022 Fund for Teachers Fellows

Congratulations to our newest cohort of Oklahoma Fund for Teachers Fellows – preK-12 teachers who designed personal learning opportunities that stretch their students and strengthen school communities. Grant recipients are listed below along with their fellowship descriptions.

Dana Chambers
Dale, Oklahoma
Document the cognitive-motor interventions available to students with motor delays at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference in Waikoloa Village, HI and afterwards at the SPARK PE Institute in San Diego, CA to implement techniques for addressing mental health, body image and learning gaps of students from low-income families.

Jason Cole
Avant, Oklahoma
Experience Seattle’s Civil Rights museums, focusing on the roles played by the African and Asian American communities, to create a unit that helps under-appreciated student populations comprehend the pivotal role these individuals and groups played in world events.

Lynn Desaire
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Survey National Parks across four states to develop related project-based learning opportunities aligned with social studies standards and math concepts that teach fourth graders how to budget and create their own itineraries for a hypothetical expedition.

David Fuller
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Participate in the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City to receive intensive, innovative and immersive instruction from professional artists to give students a chance to express themselves through musical and technical theatre and address their need to experience love and belonging.

Carrie Gustafson
Mannford, Oklahoma
Survey National Parks across four states to develop related project-based learning opportunities aligned with social studies standards and math concepts that teach fourth graders how to budget and create their own itineraries for a hypothetical expedition.

Rebecca Janka
Yukon, Oklahoma
Explore homes and countries of both known and undiscussed mathematicians/physicists, observing how their theorems and calculations are related to historical developments of mathematics, to inform a learner-centered class that allows students to critically think through their own lives while engaging with the world around them.

Christine Kepley
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Document the cognitive-motor interventions available to students with motor delays at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference in Waikoloa Village, HI and afterwards at the SPARK PE Institute in San Diego, CA to implement techniques for addressing mental health, body image and learning gaps of students from low-income families.

Michael Lewis
Owasso, Oklahoma
Research how Hawaiian Islands’ geological, geographical, and atmospheric conditions affect its supply of renewable and non-renewable resources to create inquiry learning that leads to students’ understanding and application of modern scientific and engineering advances that simultaneously reduce carbon footprints and enhance local and global economies.

Zena Lewis
Owasso, Oklahoma
Research how Hawaiian Islands’ geological, geographical, and atmospheric conditions affect its supply of renewable and non-renewable resources to create inquiry learning that leads to students’ understanding and application of modern scientific and engineering advances that simultaneously reduce carbon footprints and enhance local and global economies.

Julie Meiser-Perry
Norman, Oklahoma
Explore the progression of art and architecture starting in Greece and developing through the Roman Empire as a foundation for enhancing instruction.

Michael Peters
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Participate in the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City to receive intensive, innovative and immersive instruction from professional artists to give students a chance to express themselves through musical and technical theatre and address their need to experience love and belonging.

Mark Redwine
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Research in Key West authors’ lives and the influence the environment played in their writings to incorporate literature as the focal point of social studies units of study.

Sheila Redwine
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Research in Key West authors’ lives and the influence the environment played in their writings to incorporate literature as the focal point of social studies units of study.

Holly Sisk
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Participate in the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City to receive intensive, innovative and immersive instruction from professional artists to give students a chance to express themselves through musical and technical theatre and address their need to experience love and belonging.

Tammy Trumble
Norman, Oklahoma
Explore the progression of art and architecture starting in Greece and developing through the Roman Empire as a foundation for enhancing instruction.

An Oklahoma Odyssey
Nathalie Lee digs for salt crystals during an excavation at the Great Salt Plains. Lee and her partner Janet DeMarco traveled Oklahoma landmarks, cultural centers, and historical sites to make Oklahoma history come alive and to provide depth to their teaching of Oklahoma social studies.
The Creativity Workshop
Diane Clark creates a story out of 10 random objects. Clark gathered tools and strategies for sparking creativity in the classroom to inspire her students.
Australian Conservation
Shanna Eicher handles a bird at the Birds of Prey exhibit at the Australia Zoo. Eicher learned about the dangers of climate change and how it negatively effects native bird species.
Earth & Space
Adam Peterson stands above the Grand Canyon at a stop on his 47-day journey to national parks and NASA centers to examine what makes habitats hospitable.
Wellness in Japan
Mary Trudgeon stands with a Shinto high priest after a ceremony during a Japanese immersion program that explores how mindfulness and meditation can be used to reduce student stress in the classroom and life.
Sneak on the Lot
Mary Henson learns lighting and photography techniques while on-scene at the Hollywood's Sneak On the Lot workshop for teacher. Henson hopes to spark her student's interest in the film industry and other creative careers.
OKC Fellow Orientation
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I would describe this fellowship as a game changing event in my education career. I was stretched during the application process, learning to work alongside a colleague after hours for weeks on end, travel around the world without my family (while being pregnant!) and LEAN-ing into doing hard things. I also learned a lot about what I can physically and mentally handle. All of this happened because of the amazing donors who invested in me! I tell everyone I meet about this experience!

- Chelsea Archie, Owasso Public Schools

For more information about Fund for Teachers – Oklahoma Program, contact Sara Wilson at swilson@ofe.org or call (405) 236-0006, Ext. 12.