2021 National Fellows Selected April 6, 2021 – Posted in: Uncategorized

TIP Fellows Alex de Arana, Matthew Menschner, Christopher Sikich, Charlette Walker and Lisa Yau have been chosen to participate in national seminars hosted by our parent organization the Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in public schools. The summer intensive program provides public school teachers deeper knowledge of the subjects they teach and an opportunity to learn from internationally renowned Yale faculty members and colleagues around the nation.

  • Alex de Arana is enrolled in U.S. Social Movements through Biography led by Prof. David C. Engerman. Alex currently teaches 11th and 12th grade social studies at William W. Bodine High School.
  • Matthew Menschner is enrolled in Gender, Race, and Class in Today’s America led by Prof. Frances Rosenbluth. He is a 10th grade history teacher at Kensington CAPA High School.
  • Christopher Sikich is enrolled in The Sun, the Solar System and Us led by Professor Sarbani Basu. He teaches 9th-12th grade biology at Philadelphia High School for Girls.
  • Charlette Walker is enrolled in Human Centered Design of Biotechnology led by Prof. Anjelica Gonzalez. She teaches 5th-8th grade digital literacy at Tilden Middle School.
  • Lisa Yau is enrolled in Prof. Ian Shapiro’s seminar Democracy and Inequality: Challenges and Possible Solutions. She teaches 4th grade students at Francis Scott Key school.