Redding High School Spanish teacher Christopher Poulos is among 13 teachers and instructional coaches from across the country to participate in a National Teacher Fellowship sponsored by the Hope Street Group.
The nonprofit advocacy group, which is focused on economic opportunity, announced that Joel Barlow High School The competitive program will give educators tools and resources they can use to influence the field of education on local, state, and national levels.
The fellows were chosen based on their leadership abilities, participation in educator networks, support for education reform in their district and state, and interest in contributing ideas to shape education reform, according to an online application on the Hope Street Group web site.
Poulos was the Connecticut Teacher of the year for 2007.
The teachers will attend orientation and training programs in Washington this month to learn about current issues in education.
During the year, they will also collect teacher-feedback data from schools in their states and share recommendations for educational policies.