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11 Leading Educators Announced as Next Group of Heinemann Fellows

The 2016 Heinemann Fellows represent some of the nation’s strongest educators and will conduct research to help effect real change in the teaching community

May 24, 2016

BOSTONHeinemann, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, today announced the 2016 class of Heinemann Fellows, a select group of accomplished educators who share the goal of advancing the teaching profession. Chosen from a host of highly qualified candidates, they will use their fellowships to engage in individual research projects that address challenges faced by schools across the country. These research projects will be informed by their own personal experience as teachers.

The 2016 Heinemann Fellows are a diverse group of teachers, coaches and administrators who exemplify the highest professional standards and a passionate commitment to students. They represent a range of grade levels, content areas, and backgrounds and share a collective interest to learn from one another, a desire to share what they know, and the potential to impact the teaching profession.

“The Heinemann Fellows program helps us keep a hand on the pulse of the teaching profession,” said Vicki Boyd, General Manager, Heinemann. “It allows us to live alongside these eleven teachers, chosen for their dedication to the profession and the promise they offer the field.  We will learn about the challenges they face in practice and follow the lines of inquiry they choose to study.  Over the two years they are with us, we will help them carry out their research and amplify their discoveries, so that all teachers might learn through them.”

As part of the two year Heinemann Fellowship program, members will also have the opportunity to enhance their own schools and communities through collegial interaction with other fellows. The group will meet regularly through their fellowships to share findings and feedback. Together, they will refine data gathering, inform further research plans, and help interpret results. Their work will then be shared through Heinemann’s various publication channels.

The 2016-2018 Heinemann Fellows are:

  • Katie Charner-Laird, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Tricia Ebarvia, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pa.
  • Ian Fleisher, New Franklin School, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Kate Flowers, Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Kent Haines, Simmons Middle School, Hoover, Ala.
  • Chris Hall, Oyster River Middle School, Durham, N.H.
  • Aeriale Johnson, Joseph & Olinga Gregory Elementary School, Aniak, Alaska
  • Anna Osborn, Jefferson Middle School, Columbia, Mo.
  • Kimberly Parker, The Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Hollis Scott, Montair Elementary School, Danville, Calif.
  • Tiana Silvas, PS 59, New York, N.Y.

“The Heinemann Fellows program is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of committed educators can collaborate to create new knowledge for teachers everywhere,” said Ellin Oliver Keene, National Literacy Expert and Heinemann author, who chairs the Heinemann Fellows Program. “Our new fellows represent the best of the teaching profession and possess unique ingenuity and insight that will be used to conduct focused, action-oriented research that has the potential to support students and teachers for generations to come.”

Please click here for more information on each of the 2016 Fellows.

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About Heinemann:

Heinemann provides professional resources and educational services for teachers, K–12. We support the professionalism and compassion of teachers as they help children become literate, empathetic, knowledgeable citizens. Our authors, exemplary educators eager to support their colleagues, have made us the leading publisher in our area. Heinemann is dedicated to teachers. Heinemann is a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by more than 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

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