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ESU Branches to Send 40 Teacher-Scholars to the UK for Summer Study

 

The Teachers Learning Abroad - TLab program has long provided American high school teachers the opportunity to continue their education at prestigious centers of learning in the United Kingdom.  This summer, 20 English-Speaking Union Branches will send 40 teacher-scholars to summer programs at the University of Oxford, Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London, and the University of Edinburgh.

Summer 2017 represents a particularly exciting time for TLab teacher-scholars. Each teacher has selected and applied to a program of their choosing, and their ESU scholarship will cover all or portions of tuition, room and board and, in some cases, travel to the UK. Teacher-scholars will spend between two and three weeks in active study and will return home to begin a new school year invigorated and equipped to share their newly acquired teaching and learning strategies with colleagues and some 4,000 students.

Since 1957, ESU Branches across the country have provided more than 2,500 teachers the opportunities to study at partner institutions in the UK in order to deepen their content knowledge and develop their professional network.  If you are a teacher interested in the opportunity to live and study at either the University of Oxford, Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London, or the University of Edinburgh next summer, please check the ESU Website, or contact Cecily Griesser, Manager of School and Teacher Programs, at cgriesser@esuus.org.

The ESU would like to congratulate and recognize the following teacher-scholars and wish them luck as they embark on their intellectual adventures: 

Steven Bunin Spanish River High School Boca Raton, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
James Brendlinger Lake Howell High School Winter Park, FL Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh
Courtney Cassidy Golden Gate High School Naples, FL Modernism, University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Chapman Bellaire High School Bellaire, TX Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Gail Chase Lake Nona High School Orlando, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Breeanne Daniels New Millenium Business Academy New York, NY Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh
Jennifer Dikes Baccalaureate School for Global Education New York, NY International Politics, University of Oxford
Joanne Doyle Shea High School Pawtucket, RI Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Annabeth Edens Royal Spring Middle School Georgetown, KY History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Lauren Flaherty Nottingham High School Hamilton Township, NJ Theater and Performance, University of Edinburgh
Derek Gaiser University of Kentucky Lexington, KY History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Melissa Ginsburg Ewing Public Schools Ewing, NJ English Literature, University of Oxford
Kasey Golding University of Louisville Louisville, KY History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Clare Hagan Bellarmine University Louisville, KY English Literature, University of Oxford
Rebecca Hamilton Suncoast High School Riviera Beach, FL Scottish Literature, University of Edinburgh
Henry Hamilton The O'Neal School Southern Pines, NC Modernism, University of Edinburgh
Kevin Hascher Berea Midpark High School Berea, OH Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Sheri Hjelm Freedom High School Orlando, FL English Literature, University of Oxford
Ashley Honaker Ragsdale High School Jamestown, NC English Literature, University of Oxford
Cindy Hutsell William R. Boone High School Orlando, FL English Literature, University of Oxford
Margaret Kearney Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders Brooklyn, NY Creative Writing, University of Oxford
Matthew Kondrat Bellarmine University Louisville, KY History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Kathleen Milne Norwalk High School Norwalk, CT Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Alex Moore Mehlville Senior High School St. Louis, MO Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Teresa Moriarty Urban Assembly School for Media Studies New York, NY English Literature, University of Oxford
Jeannine Mortell Standley Lake High School Westminster, CO English Literature, University of Oxford
Sarah Muszynski Kehillah Jewish High School Palo Alto, CA English Literature, University of Oxford
Kelsey Orsini The New Community School Richmond, VA Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh
Lisa Ortenzi Great Lakes Theater Company Cleveland, OH Theater and Performance, University of Edinburgh
Bryan Ritter Lowell High School San Francisco, CA English Literature, University of Oxford
Emily Robinson Druid Hills High School Atlanta, GA English Literature, University of Oxford
Brandi Rose Herron High School Indianapolis, IN English Literature, University of Oxford
Alexandra Sears Lane Tech College Prep Chicago, IL Contemporary British Literature, University of Edinburgh
Stacey Sklar Amador Valley High School Pleasanton, CA Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Daniel Slowik Falcon Cove Middle School Weston, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Gabrielle Sweezey Lake Mary Preparatory School Orlando, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Jessica Taal Greenwich High School Greenwich, CT History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Lauren Wasser Arvada High School Arvanda, CO Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Nancy West Lake Mary High School Lake Mary, FL English Literature, University of Oxford
James Wilson Midlothian High School Midlothian, VA History, Politics & Society, University of Oxford
Steven Bunin Spanish River High School Boca Raton, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
James Brendlinger Lake Howell High School Winter Park, FL Creative Writing, University of Edinburgh
Courtney Cassidy Golden Gate High School Naples, FL Modernism, University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Chapman Bellaire High School Bellaire, TX Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)
Gail Chase Lake Nona High School Orlando, FL Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, The Globe Theater (London)

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