This year, 34 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships.
John began his second year of teaching at Lake View High School in Chicago, Illinois, during the 2020–2021 school year. He is committed to teaching mathematics to high school students in the U.S. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University in 2012. He also earned a Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2014 as a Gates Scholar, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2020. John serves on the program committee of Math Circles of Chicago, where he worked as an instructor for four years.
The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States. The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is an intensive and cohesive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Through the program, Knowles Fellows have access to grants for expenses associated with purchasing classroom materials, engaging in professional development, and spearheading leadership activities that have an impact beyond their own classrooms. Fellows also benefit from access to stipends, mentoring and coaching from experienced teachers and teacher educators, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 400 teachers who are committed to improving education.