MƒA Fellows


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Update: Thank you very much for your interest in the career of secondary school mathematics teacher. Unfortunately, MƒA Utah will not have a 2015 MƒA Fellows. The alternate route to licensure through the University of Utah's MS Mathematics teaching degree will continue to be offered. If interested, please review this information about the program and apply here. You will only need to apply to the University of Utah for this program, so do not apply to Math for America. We are hoping to have a 2016 cohort, so please check back for updates.

MƒA Utah offers five-year fellowships to candidates with strong mathematics backgrounds. Fellows spend their first year taking courses to meet the requirements for licensure in Utah while also working closely with a master teacher mentor in a student teaching type setting. The "student teaching" component of MƒA is different than traditional programs in that fellows spend 12 hours per week for the entire year in a secondary classroom with a master teacher working collaboratively on applying what they have learned in their coursework to the practice of teaching. In the second year of the fellowship, fellows search for and obtain employment in secondary education schools (middle, junior high, or high school) throughout Utah. They continue their relationship with their mentor who will visit them in their classroom on a regular basis. Additionally, fellows will begin to work on earning a Masters of Mathematics (Teaching). Throughout the entire five years of the fellowship, MƒA Utah provides regular meetings, workshops and other professional development opportunities for fellows and mentors (all cohort meetings and workshops are open to interested parties.) The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a partnership with the University of Utah, Utah State University and Utah public school districts.

The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a five-year program in which recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in Utah public secondary schools. In the first year, fellows receive a stipend of up to $18,000 and tuition compensation for courses leading to licensure as a secondary school mathematics teacher with a level IV endorsement. For the next four years fellows serve as teachers in Utah schools, obtain a master's degree in mathematics with an emphasis in teaching, continue earning a supplementary stipend, receive support from their mentor, and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities. Mentors also will receive a stipend and tuition compensation for courses leading to a Master's degree.

Summer 2012 Cohort


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Shinil Kang

Home
Eden, Utah
Major
Chemistry
Student Teaching
Olympus Junior High
Currently Working
Orion Junior High
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Rebecca Groenveld

Home
Anchorage, Alaska
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
SLCSE
Currently Working
Midvale Middle School
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Mary Chamberlin

Home
Mayfield, Ohio
Major
Mechanical Engineering
Student Teaching
West High School
Currently Working
Horizante
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Chris McDonald

Home
Kanab, UT
Major
Economics
Student Teaching
Taylorsville High School
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Erika Donahue

Home
St Augustine, FL
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Hunter High School
Currently Working
Midvale Middle

Summer 2010 Cohort


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Rosalie Christenson

Home
Salt Lake City, Utah
Major
Mathematics Teaching
Student Teaching
Hunter High School
Currently Working
Hunter High School
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Ralph Davis

Home
Salt Lake City, Utah
Major
Math Teaching
Student Teaching
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Currently Working
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
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Marcie McIntosh

Home
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Chemical Engineering
Student Teaching
SLCSE
Currently Working
Glendale Middle School
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Jeff Derbidge

Home
Riverton, UT
Major
Masters Degree in Mathematics
Student Teaching
Olympus Junior High School
Currently Working
Herriman High School
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Jason Meakin

Home
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Bingham High School
Currently Working
Cottonwood High School
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Greg Butterfield

Home
Holladay, UT
Major
Integrated Engineering
Student Teaching
Jordan High School
Currently Working
Dixie High School
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Darrin Bivens

Home
Herriman, UT
Major
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Student Teaching
Fort Herriman Middle School
Currently Working
Kearns High School

Spring 2010 Cohort


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Marakina Allen

Home
South Jordan, Utah
Major
Math Education
Student Teaching
Eastmont Middle School
Currently Working
West Hills Middle School
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Eric Schober

Home
Medellín, Colombia
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Currently Working
Indian Hills Middle School
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Emma Chandler

Home
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Psychology
Student Teaching
Olympus Junior High
Currently Working
Salt Lake Center for Science Education

Summer 2011 Cohort


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Lisa Friedman

Home
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
International Economics and Finance
Student Teaching
East High School
Currently Working
Hillcrest High School
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Lindsey Glauser

Home
Salt Lake City, Utah
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Hunter High School
Currently Working
Brighton High School
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Larry Finch

Home
Salt Lake City, Utah
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Jordan High School
Currently Working
West Jordan Middle School
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Jessica Millar

Home
Layton, UT
Major
Electrical Engineering
Student Teaching
Granger High School
Currently Working
Syracuse High School
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Dina Freedman

Home
Derry, NH
Major
Meteorology
Student Teaching
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Currently Working
Hillside Middle School
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Anna Bessesen

Home
Claremont, CA
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Northwest Middle School
Currently Working
Kearns Junior High
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Amy Jones

Home
Bountiful, UT
Major
Physics
Student Teaching
SLCSE
Currently Working
Northwest Middle School
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Amy Lloyd

Home
Sandy, UT
Major
Finance
Student Teaching
Olympus Junior High
Currently Working
Ft. Herriman Middle School
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Chris Sheffield

Home
Kaysville, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
AMES Charter School
Currently Working
Davis High School
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Courtney Chisholm Massey

Home
Bedford, New Hampshire
Major
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Student Teaching
West High School
Currently Working
Alta High School

Ungrouped


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Leonard Carapezza

Home
Salt Lake City, Utah
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
West High School
Currently Working
City Academy
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Eric Thorson

Home
Nibley, Utah
Major
Mechanical Engineering
Student Teaching
Logan High School
Currently Working
Box Elder High School
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Ashley Ramsten

Home
Spanish Fork, UT
Major
Mathematics
Currently Working
Liberty Academy Charter School
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Danika Foley

Home
Vernal, UT
Major
Mathematics/Political Science
Student Teaching
Uintah High School
Currently Working
Roosevelt Junior High
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Shawn Fowers

Home
Montezuma Creek, UT
Currently Working
Whitehorse High School
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Matthew Lewis

Home
Fallon, NV
Student Teaching
Skyview High School
Currently Working
InTech Collegiate
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Helene Poppleton

Home
Wellsville, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Spring Creek Middle School
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Devin Goddard

Home
South Weber, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Roy High School
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David Cowan

Home
Bend, OR
Major
Mathematics Education
Student Teaching
Logan High School

Katie Dambrink

Summer 2013 Cohort


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Samuel Wood

Home
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Jordan High School
Currently Working
Timpanogos
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Lisett Sierra

Home
Lima, Peru
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
Taylorsville High School
Currently Working
Glendale Middle
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Michael Bolton

Home
Kennewick, Washington
Major
Mathematics/Fine Arts
Student Teaching
East High School
Currently Working
Woods Cross
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Jessie Barrow

Home
Murray, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
AMES
Currently Working
NUAMES
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Clayton Call

Home
Roy, UT
Major
Physics
Student Teaching
Highland High School
Currently Working
Highland Middle School
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Kaitlin Nordin

Home
Sandy, UT
Major
Mathematics
Student Teaching
AMES
Currently Working
Brighton High School
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Izumi Okamura

Home
Provo, UT
Major
Education
Student Teaching
SLCSE
Currently Working
Oak Canyon Jr. High

Summer 2014 Cohort


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Ryan Dahlberg

Home
Sandy, UT
Major
Business Information Systems
Student Teaching
Taylorsville High School
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Grahame Sorensen

Home
SLC, UT
Major
Philosophy
Student Teaching
Olympus Junior High School
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Debra Bonkoski

Home
Idaho Falls, ID
Major
Economics
Student Teaching
AMES
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Victoria Farrimond

Home
Redondo Beach, CA
Major
Applied Mathematics, Physics, Economics
Student Teaching
Hunter High School

Justin Boyer