Teachers Rastrullo (left) and Hamai (right) on campus at Yale
Kudos for two teachers at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School --
Akemi Hamai (8th-grade science) and
Jacqueline Rastrullo (6th-grade math/science and AVID). They are among 52 teachers from across the nation selected this year to be
As part of the fellowship, they spent
July 11-22 at Yale attending seminars and conferring with other educators, and also each developing a curriculum unit:
"Genetic Engineering and the Potential Effects on Evolution" by
Ms. Hamai, and "The Future of Energy" by Ms. Rastrullo.
are part of the
designed to strengthen teaching in public schools, in part by developing Teacher Institutes in areas with high-need schools. Living at
was a thrill in itself, said Ms. Hamai: "It was like being at Hogwarts."
Tune in to this week's board meeting,
Sept. 21 at 7:15 p.m. to hear more about our Yale Fellows at King.
(Meeting information below.)