Rowland Foundation

The Rowland Fellowship

Bryan Aubin, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, 2011 Fellow
Academy within the school with experiential, student-centered environment fostering global perspectives across the curriculum.

Luis Bango and Nerissa Edwards, Woodstock Middle/High School, 2017 Fellows
"Strive to make our school walls more permeable and strengthen our relationship with our local community. Also, seek to create a vibrant CBL program that allows our students to fully engage with our community and discover their promise."

Laszlo Bardos and Rachel Sanders, Rivendell Academy, 2016 Fellows
Research, develop and run critical explorations with our colleagues. In critical exploration, students engage with materials in a way that fosters intellectual curiosity and empowers students to build their own meaning.

Jessica Barewicz, U-32 Middle and High School, 2014 Fellow
Seeks to develop a common vision, build teacher leadership capacity, design collaborative structures and provide opportunities to foster U-32's mission.

Angela Bauer and Lisa Manning Floyd, Randolph Union High School, 2015 Fellows
Working to create a more robust advisory system that meets both academic and emotional needs of students and to develop a schedule that supports that system.

Anne Bergeron, Blue Mountain School, 2011 Fellow
Development of wellness and multi-cultural studies into the fabric of the curriculum.

Ellen Berrings and Sarah Ibson, Harwood Union High School, 2013 Fellows
Developing a strong advisory program to support proficiency-based graduation requirements.

Jean Berthiaume, Harwood Union High School, 2009 Fellow
Democratization of school, authentic student voice

Richard Boisseau, St. Johnsbury Academy, 2010 Fellow
Strengthening partnership between school and home

Abbie Bowker and Peter Langella, Champlain Valley Union High School, 2017 Fellows
"To create an interest-based, embedded program that allows students to practice skills, gain knowledge, and meet proficiencies through regularly scheduled experiences of their choosing."

Alison Moncrief Bromage, Vermont Adult Learning, 2012 Fellow
Establishing authentic cooperative community-based learning opportunities for students challenged by the traditional high school model.

Karen Budde, The Danville School, 2012 Fellow
Developing personalized learning plans for students to create their own paths and stronger community connections.

Katherine Cadwell, Harwood Union High School, 2016 Fellow
To investigate the ways that Socratic dialogue can be used at the classroom level to create the fundamental shift to student-directed learning that must be at the heart of school transformation.

Sabrina Case and Kerianne Severy, Middlebury Union High School, 2017 Fellows
"To gather knowledge on interdisciplinary instructional teaming that will be practically applied to the short- and long-terms in order to encourage and support the effective implementation of interdisciplinary teaching teams in grades 9 and 10, and the IB Middle Years Programme."

Marsha Cassel and Erica Wallstrom, Rutland High School, 2014 Fellows
To continue transformational process through GIN Conference which provides professional development for faculty and leadership coursework for students combining ideas of STEM with Global Studies.

Lindsey Cox, Winooski Middle/High School, 2017 Fellow
"Simultaneously design a system of assessment for authentic, multiple pathways learning opportunities while creating said opportunities for students that will demonstrate the usability of the system."

Jason Cushner, South Burlington High School/Big Picture School, 2013 Fellow
Using South Burlington’s Big Picture School as innovation lab for the high school particularly around proficiency-based graduation requirements.

Matthew DeBlois, Vergennes Union High School, 2009 Fellow
Comprehensive advisor system, extended learning opportunities

Dawn Deibler, Thetford Academy, 2010 Fellow
Technology Integration

Jason Finley and Caitlin Steele, Otter Valley Union High School, 2009 Fellows
External learning opportunities

Emily Gilmore, South Burlington High School, 2017 Fellow
"Research and develop professional development opportunities for faculty and staff based on growth mindsets, personalized learning processes, and proficiency-based learning to ensure the development of 21st century learners."

Sarah Hagge, Bianca McKeen and Jen Wigmore, Rutland High School, 2016 Fellows
To enhance student choice and voice, deepen project-based learning, and practice the Vermont transferable skills by establishing structured internships for students.

Andrew Jones and Gabe Hamilton, Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School, 2015 Fellows
To foster a new mindset around grading practices with a focus on "recursive assessment" and remediation that will ultimately lead to a system of assessment that is coherent, consistent and transparent.

Sarah Kiefer and Jessica DeCarolis, Fair Haven Union High School, 2009 Fellows
Strengthening programs for at-risk students

Kristine Kirkaldy, Vergennes Union High School, 2010 Fellow
Performance-based graduation requirements

Jennifer Kravitz, Rutland High School, 2012 Fellow
Establishing global studies graduation concentration.

Sandra Mings-Lamar, Lyndon Institute, 2016 Fellow
Creating the Rowland Center for Global Activism at Lyndon Institute so that students can participate in an inquiry-based curriculum that leads them to understanding and solving some of the world's most pressing issues while opening cultural connections, increasing their global readiness and preparing them for greater civic participation and success.

Kendra Larson, Burr and Burton Academy, 2011 Fellow
Researching the socio-economic achievement gap and developing programs to better connect lower income students to their school.

Lori Lisai, Lamoille Union Middle/High School, 2015 Fellow
Through game-based learning studies on the 1:1 iPads, transform learning to help lead Lamoille toward a culture where students embrace learning as an adventure.

Gabrielle Marquette, Enosburg Falls High School, 2015 Fellow
Proposing a dynamic implementation of personal learning plans.

Mike Martin, Champlain Valley Union High School, 2009 Fellow
Transformational pilot program based on interdisciplinary team teaching, rigorous standards and community experience.

Peter McConville, Burlington High School, 2011 Fellow
Interdisciplinary curriculum centered on sustainability and sense of place with emphasis on community-based service learning.

Colin McKaig, Black River Middle and High School, 2013 Fellow
Influence of portable electronic devices on learning using latest brain research.

Mike McRaith, Enosburg Falls High School, 2013 Fellow
Making perseverance a teachable and measurable core of school’s philosophy and culture.

Laura Mina and Lauren Parren, Mt. Abraham Union High School, 2012 Fellows
Developing a new system of professional development to support school-wide transformation.

Gretchen Muller, Burlington High School, 2017 Fellow
"Creating a Community Partnership Learning Program in which students, grades 9-12, are engaged in community service learning projects as well as other learning opportunities outside the school to provide more flexible learning options."

John Painter, South Burlington High School, 2014 Fellow
To develop meaningful and high quality advisory programs for juniors and seniors extending the core principles from sophomore advisory. Also, to bring our core principles activity, otherwise known as the Flyin' Ryan Decisions Program, to as many VT high schools as possible.

Shaun Noonan and Carrie Felice, Peoples Academy High School, 2013 Fellows
Moving the middle school and high school to proficiency-based system and developing proficiency-based graduation requirements.

Jeanie Phillips, Green Mountain Union High School, 2014 Fellow
To increase creativity, innovation and student engagement at GM and in the TRSU through the design and implementation of two courses and a study group.

Jill Prado, Essex High School, 2012 Fellow
Establishing a virtual global campus and sister school(s) to enrich foreign language instruction and integrate it into the schools developing Global Arts and Humanities Academy.

Adam Rosenberg, Rutland High School, 2010 Fellow
The “Collaborative Community Network” where core team of teachers work with common group of students on theme-focused, interdisciplinary curricula. (freshman academy)

Michael Ruppel, Springfield High School, 2017 Fellow
"Lead the transition to proficiency-based learning at Springfield High School, with a particular focus on teacher readiness and revisions to our Multi-Tiered System of Supports."

Tom Sabo, Montpelier High School, 2011 Fellow
Year-round service learning based program using food system as vehicle to teach sustainability across curriculum in partnership with community non-profit.

Peter Stratman and Brian Boyes, Cabot School, 2014 Fellows
To develop an iPad application and accompanying resources that assists teachers in the design, implementation and management of a project-based learning expedition. PBL Launchpad: collaborative, customizable, technology-rich, and exportable to teachers and learners around the world.

Michael Thomas, Vergennes Union High School, 2016 Fellow
To research and design a flexible, school-wide system of interdisciplinary, project-based workshop classes to support Personalized Learning Plans and Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

Anne Watson, Montpelier High School, 2015 Fellow
Implement a boarding program by answering all questions regarding logistics, finances, legal, recruitment and hospitality.

Mary Whalen, Twinfield Union School, 2010 Fellow
The “Declare Ourselves” Project—authentic student voice and civic engagement.


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