2018 Modern Classroom Fellows

At the core of our efforts are change-making teachers.  Our Fellows are expert teachers who have completed our online training and been selected through a rigorous application process.  We support these teachers with ongoing consultation, educational technology, and stipends.

Interested in learning more about the Fellowship?  Click here.


 
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Angel Ballard

  • Current Role: Chemistry and AP Chemistry teacher at Eastern High School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former chemical engineer at Procter & Gamble and Google Inc.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I am in love with this model.”

 
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Bernadette DeSario

  • Current Role: Social Studies teacher at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Background: Fifteen years of teaching in Chicago and DC Public Schools.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “This approach makes teaching more enjoyable. I spend more time working with students and less time managing them.”

 
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Kate Gaskill

  • Current Role: World History and Psychology teacher at Eastern High School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former government advocate for federal anti-poverty programs.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “This has forced me to truly look at data, in the moment, and address misunderstandings immediately.”

 
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Matt James

  • Current Role: World History and IB Theory of Knowledge teacher at Eastern High School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former lawyer and Teach for America corps member.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I've grown more as an educator in 5 months than I have the previous 5 years.”

 
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Grace McDermott

  • Current Role: IB English and Debate teacher at Eastern High School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former English and Journalism teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I am starting to see the learning cycle shift into the hands of the students.”

 
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Michael Moore

  • Current Role: Geometry teacher and baseball coach at Eastern High School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: 23 years of teaching in DC Public Schools.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I'm able to spend more one on one time with students who need the extra help.”

 
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Stephen Sholtas

  • Current Role: Earth & Space Science Teacher at Hardy Middle School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former high-school physics teacher and member of the STEM Master Teachers Corps.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I am finally using data in the classroom effectively to drive authentic mastery.”

 
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Lawnna Stevenson

  • Current Role: Math teacher at Paul Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

  • Background: Former City Year Washington, DC corps member.

  • Modern Classroom Experience: “I’m able to reach more students and they feel more secure in the classroom.”