March 23, 2001
13 Future Teachers Earn $20,000 Fellowships
Thirteen CSUS students are among the
first 250 recipients of the Governor's Teaching Fellowship,
a new program to recruit teachers for low-performing schools.
The merit-based program provides $20,000 to students who agree
to earn their teaching credential and teach in a low-performing
school for four years. It is part of an overall effort by
the state to recruit as many as 300,000 teachers over the
The program is administered by the CSU Chancellor's Office
and is intended to cover the students' education expenses
and cost of living while they complete a teaching credential
program. Gov. Gray Davis' budget earmarks $20 million to fund
a total of 1,000 fellowships by this fall.
"When I see these kids in low-performing schools, my
heart just goes out to them," says Aman Kang, one of
the CSUS recipients. "I want to help them see that success
is possible for them, too."
Kang, who lives in Davis, plans to teach social science in
high school. She is now a student-teacher at Florin High School.
"This was something I wanted to do anyway," says
Kristy Smith, another CSUS recipient. "You go into teaching
to make an impact on students' lives, and these schools are
where you can do that the most."
Smith, a Sacramento resident, is student-teaching in a sixth-grade
classroom at Mariemont Elementary School.
In addition to Kang and Smith, CSUS students receiving fellowship
funding are: Chelsea Bowler, Christine Carter, Kellie Fisher,
Judi Romanini, Lai Lee, Jennifer Shargel, Gregory Sloan, Jennifer
Sparks, Yee Vang, Jed Larsen and Maribell Arellano.
More information is available by contacting the Governor's
Teaching Fellowship at (866) 824-7335 or visit http://www.teacher-fellowship.calstate.edu/.
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