Monday, April 17, 2017
Three Kennedy Teachers Studying at Stanford University This Summer
As Hollyhock Fellows, three teachers at John F. Kennedy High School – Kristin Kennedy, Brandon Kirschner, and Justin Zimmerman - will be heading to California this summer to join teachers from throughout the country at Stanford University.
Each cohort of Hollyhock Fellows is made up of a select group of 80 to 100 high school teachers from across the country who teach in schools that serve a low-income student population. Teachers are chosen for an exceptionally strong commitment to students and their learning, a commitment to the profession of teaching and leadership from the classroom, and a willingness to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their teaching.
“This is a very competitive and selective process and we are honored that our teachers will be a part of this summer's cohort of one hundred teachers from across the country,” said Instructional Superintendent Donna Cannon. “The actual residency at Stanford and the on-going on-line coaching will truly help them grow professionally and become even stronger teacher leaders.”
The summer professional development component will take place on the Stanford University campus from July 9 to July 22. Fellows will also participate in activities during the school year.
For the most part, the fellows from Kennedy teach juniors and seniors. Kennedy teaches English. Zimmerman teaches chemistry, and Kirschner teaches math.