Detroit Public Schools’ partner and Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor Gail Richmond received the Community Engagement Scholarship Award at the Michigan State University All-University Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 10. Each year, university and community partners are selected to jointly receive the prestigious award.
According to MSU, the long-standing partnership between Richmond and DPS is one of many Richmond has centering around powerful and meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. DPS is one of the largest partners for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship at MSU.
This program is an opportunity for individuals with degrees in STEM to learn to teach math or science in high-poverty schools. Together, Richmond and DPS have identified mentor teachers for selected Fellows to establish professional support for the beginning teachers during their internship experience and first years on the job.
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