WASHINGTON – Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)² teacher Florentia Spires was recently selected as one of the 22 Albert Einstein Fellows for 2013-14.
As a fellow, Spires has been assigned to work full time at the National Science Foundation where she will review K-12 educational policy. This is Spires’ second year as a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher at the middle school.
“I am very grateful and appreciative of this great opportunity,” Spires said. “The exposure to learning about public policy as it relates to public education will be very rewarding.”
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is one of the federal government's most elite opportunities for advanced professional development for STEM educators. The fellows are selected in a rigorous application and interview process from a competitive, nationwide pool of applicants