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Grant Helps Valley View School District Alums Prepare For Careers In Teaching

Two former Valley View School District 365U students who are pursuing their master’s degrees in teaching at Lewis University are the recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Noyce Grant.

Maham Bhatti, who attended Hermansen Elementary School and Martinez Middle School before moving to Plainfield, and Romeoville High School Class of 2012 graduate Ryan Donato, who also attended Hermansen and Martinez, are already busy preparing themselves for a career in public school districts.

The Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship program is designed for higher education institutions across the country that have a successful record in preparing math and science teachers.

Read the complete Bolingbrook Patch story by Shannon Antinori (Patch National Staff) here.



SIUE Teacher Candidates Named Noyce Scholars

A new cohort of eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduates, who aspire to be math and science educators, have been named Noyce Scholars through the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Programs.

Through the program, the students will have the opportunity to participate in an enhanced curriculum and engage in a professional learning community.

The teacher candidates include math scholars Nicole Dowell of Cahokia and Mona Tedder of Granite City. The science scholars are Lucas Meyer of Staunton, Amanda Parga of Greenview, Holly Owens of Edwardsville, Amelia Teare of Kirkwood, Mo., Marie Gipson of Creal Springs, and Breanna Blackwell of New Berlin.

Read the complete AdVantage News story here.