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Since 1957, 132 Denver-area teachers have studied in England. You may know some of the teachers who have received fellowships: Carol Hendry from Chaparral attended the University of Edinburgh, and Susan Stokley went to Oxford; Lisa Cillessen from Standley Lake High School and Brian Kurz from Grandview were in London at the Globe; DPS principal Nick Dawkins studied at Oxford as did Alan Martin and Mary Connelly.  Mary Davenport from Bruce Randolph attended the Globe, and Josie Papazis from South High School studied at Exeter College in Oxford.  Cindy Poinsett from Cherokee Trail High School and Timothy Reyes from Overland High School attended the Globe.  In 2015, Aimee Arens and Todd Madison of East attended Oxford. Their experiences were memorable, and all agree that they are better teachers as a result. 

Best of all, the fellowships are FREE. 

The Denver Branch of the ESU is seeking qualified secondary teachers of English, Drama, and History who want a chance at this marvelous opportunity.  Check the website of the national ESU for current information on the fellowships, the dates, and the university curricula. Download the application here. 

Deadline for 2017 cycle will be announced in the Fall of the 2016-2017 school year. 

Please help get this information to teachers by forwarding this information to district English, Drama, and History department chairs who can then notify teachers about this great opportunity. The three weeks spent in these summer programs amount to the required hours for the renewal of your teaching license in Colorado.  Should you have trouble accessing the application, contact me, and I'll send out copies in the mail.  

-Michael Thornton
Email:  mike@altieribags.com
Voicemail:  303.765.4700  


The English-Speaking Union

Denver Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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