Meet the New Penn Boarding School Teaching Residency Fellows

Four new Penn Boarding School Teaching Residency (BSTR) Fellows will join the Lawrenceville faculty this fall. Welcome to:
 
Sean Dory, Science Department. B.A in Chemistry, concentration in Environmental Studies, Williams College. A member of the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic teams, Dory led Williams’ men’s varsity soccer team to the NESCAC finals and NCAA tournament his senior year, tutored middle and elementary school children, worked as both a teaching assistant and research assistant, and completed a honors thesis focusing on education and climate change.
 
Anna Kim, English Department. B.A., double major in English and Philosophy, Williams College. While at Williams, Kim worked as a tutor, mentor, teacher’s assistant, and teacher in a range of classroom settings, from local public high schools to the Salisbury Summer School, helping students with everything from reading and writing to speech and debate to drawing to Conversational Korean. Outside the classroom, Kim also has a background in figure skating, communications, and graphic design.
 
Amethyst King, History Department. B.A. in Psychology, with a concentration in Education Studies, Columbia University. A QuestBridge scholar, King worked as a resident advisor and a research assistant in neurocognition and early childhood development. She has also spent considerable time in classrooms as a fellow, intern, and student teacher, working in a range of schools, including at the Exeter summer school, where she lived in a dormitory and served as a group leader for the Afro Latinx Exonian Society.
 
Holli Olson, Math Department. B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, with a concentration in Statistics and a minor in Managerial Economics, Colby College. A member of the varsity field hockey team at Colby--as well as being a dancer and skier--Olson has worked as a mentor and math tutor in local schools, a teaching assistant in Economics and Mathematics, a dormitory community advisor, and the President-Chief of Staff for Colby’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as being a certified EMT.
 
The BSTR students are part of an innovative, two-year fellowship program between the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Lawrenceville School, Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss School, Loomis Chaffee School, Milton Academy, Miss Porter’s School, Northfield Mount Hermon, St. Paul’s School, and the Taft School.
 
These novice teachers, who work under the direction of an experienced faculty mentor, are completing the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education’s master’s program in teaching and learning. Those serving at Lawrenceville join the faculty for two years as teachers, as well as coaches or assistants in the School’s Community Service Program. Each Fellow receives a House assignment, where he or she learns about (and becomes an important part of) Lawrenceville's dynamic residential life curriculum. In addition to their Lawrenceville duties, the Fellows are learning - and bringing back to campus – the most current research on best educational practices through their studies at Penn.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
 
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