DU alum chosen as Woodrow Wilson Fellow
DU grad Cari Heisey Palmer '92, will attend Ohio State University next year for a rigorous master's program that includes a full year of practical experience in local classrooms, then commit to teach for three years in Ohio’s high-need schools with ongoing mentoring and support - and she will be paid $30,000 to do it.
The biology major has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, which recruits top-quality teacher candidates to teach math and science in high-need Ohio schools. The Fellows include both accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates, all with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (the STEMM fields).
In addition to her bachelor degree from Denison, Palmer earned a master's degree in biological sciences from Bowling Green State University. Among her other interests are work at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), coaching a Science Olympiad Team and educating as a naturalist/outdoor educator.