Class of 2016

Mike Deasy: Summer study at Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College 
Mike was awarded a grant to help fund his first summer of study at Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Bread Loaf leads to a Master of Arts in English and can be completed in four or five summers of intensive six week sessions.

Liz Klein: 3-day workshop for educators in Japan aboard the ocean drilling vessel D/V Chikyu 
Liz was awarded funds to attend a 3-day workshop for educators in Japan aboard the D/V Chikyu, a world class ocean drilling vessel. The Chikyu is one of two research vessels in the world capable of drilling ocean sediment and crust. This workshop will teach Liz about a world class research vessel and its capabilities, and also connect her with scientists in order to forge relationships that will add depth and breadth to the G&ES curriculum.

Ruth Slocum: Grant to attend a course at the 2016 Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College 
Ruth was awarded a grant to attend a course at the 2016 Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College. After teaching English for 15 years, Ruth is always interested in new ways to teach essential skills, and loves the opportunity to learn new techniques to share with her students and colleagues. 

Amaris Cuchanski: Partial grant to attend two courses in language and pedagogy for teachers of French in France 
Amaris was awarded a partial grant to attend two two-week courses in language and pedagogy for teachers of French in France. Participants become up to date on knowledge of French culture and civilization, are in daily contact with native French speakers, learn how to teach French from Experts in FLE (French for foreign speakers), improve their mastery of the French language, and expand their pedagogical competences.

Lalise Melillo: Partial grant to fund summer self-study designed to explore the "new SAT" 
Lalise currently provides workshops for students, with the help of Math teacher Ed Lott, to prepare them for the SAT Exam. With this grant, Lalise plans to perform a self-study of the new SAT in order to evaluate the resources available to students as they prepare for a new format and a new focus.