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Recent UW Grad Receives Science Teaching Fellowship

August 8, 2016
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Michael Huntington

Two-time University of Wyoming graduate Michael Huntington has been named a 2016 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) fellow.

Huntington (B.A., 2009, secondary mathematics education; Ph.D., 2015, mathematics) teaches mathematics classes, primarily grades 9-12, at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Teaching assignments include pre-calculus, calculus and cryptography. He also sponsors the school’s Math Club.

“I am very honored and excited to receive the fellowship,” Huntington says. “I hope that I will be able to be a positive voice in improving education. I also am excited to represent the University of Wyoming.”

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship, targeting new mathematics and science teachers, spans five years and covers three phases. Huntington and other fellows will participate in professional development led by experienced educators.

Selection criteria include content knowledge for teaching, exemplary teaching practice and qualities of a teacher leader.

“The fellowship is a long-term commitment to improving myself as a teacher, but also becoming a teacher leader,” he says. “They (foundation) provide a great community of diverse and dedicated teachers from around the country to meet and talk with. They also provide amazing educational contacts. We also are given money for professional development and supplies, which allows us to explore and experiment with different ideas.”

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