PIER Fellows Named

Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies has named 42 educators and scholars as PIER Programs in International Educational Resources Fellows for 1996. The newly- named fellows were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, in Henry R. Luce Hall on the Yale campus. It is the first time that PIER has formally recognized participants in this way.

“This is a new program, one we intend to continue every year,” says Caryn White, outreach coordinator and director of PIER. “The educators we have selected to be Fellows are teachers who have achieved a mastery level in international studies and or the area in which they specialize, and who have been contributors to our programs here at Yale. Some have reviewed materials, others have created curriculum guides, led workshops, assisted with the resource collection, and more. They have all given back at least as much as we have given them.” All 35 educator-honorees have participated in one or more of Yale’s international and area studies institutes, and several have been involved in group projects abroad.

PIER Fellows have special expertise in the country or region for which they are nominated. PIER includes African, East Asian, international, and Russian and East European studies.

In addition, seven Yale graduate students were honored. According to Ms. White, “These students have contributed to improving education about the world – on the Yale campus and beyond – by giving talks, working in summer institutes, recommending materials to the PIER resource collection, teaching uncommonly taught languages to high school students and furthering understanding of their particular world area.”

PIER Fellows for 1996 in African Studies are: Ms. Serwaa Anokye, school psychologist, New Haven Public Schools Annette B. Chittenden, art teacher, Jackie Robinson Middle School Dr. Albert Wojtcuk, supervising principal, Wequonnoc School, Norwich

PIER Fellows for 1996 in East Asian Studies are: Alan Chalk, consultant, writer and teacher Victoria Crompton, teacher, Daniel Hand High School Linda DiGiro, teacher, King Philip Middle School Judith Gardner, teacher, Hebron Avenue School Daniel Gregg, social studies consultant, Connecticut Department of Education also International Studies Vera Haynes, teacher, University of Phoenix, Arizona also Russian Studies Gail Hutchinson, guidance counselor, Weaver High School and Hartford Adult Education also International Studies Dr. Colleen Kelly, teacher, Fairfield High School also International Studies Edward Lang, general education department head, Grasso Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School Ellen Leader Pike, history department head, Lancaser Country Day School Ken Poppe, social studies department head, Hall High School also Russian and East European Studies Linda Wojtan, program coordinator, Keizai Koho Center Fellowships Dr. Xiaomiao Zhu, faculty member, Wesleyan University

PIER Fellows for 1996 in International Studies are: Domenic Grignano, technology facilitator, East Rock Magnet School Ms. Billie Kapp, teacher, Coventry Grammar School Joseph Lewis, curriculum specialist, East Rock Magnet School Dr. Thomas Lewis, professor of geography, Manchester Community-Technical College Karen Mangle, International Center coordinator, Glastonbury Public Schools Angelo J. Pompano, curriculum specialist, East Rock Magnet School John Stedman, teacher, Manchester High School

PIER Fellows for 1996 in Russian and East European Studies are: Stephen Armstrong, social studies department head, Manchester High School Robert Cox, retired social studies supervisor Mary Anne D’Adamo, educational consultant Thomas Dzicek, challenge and enrichment teacher, Coventry Public Schools Dr. Mary Ann Hansen, foreign language consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education Marcy Durham Kristensen, teacher, Wilton High School Mary Lou Radovich, teacher, Branford High School also International Studies Paul Rowan, teacher, Branford High School Gary Schmidlin, teacher, Stratford High School Peggy Tanner Sheehan, teacher, New Milford High School Johannes Van Straalen, retired teacher, Choate Rosemary Hall Susan Wallerstein, director of learning services, Cooperative Educational Services also International Studies

Yale Graduate Student Fellows George Abdelnour, International Studies Katherine Darst, African Studies Jennifer Foster, Russian and East European Studies Anne C. Geoghegan, African Studies Angela Harrell, International Studies Ms. Ronke Ogunsulire, African Studies Alexei Vassiliev, Russian and East European Studies

For further information, please contact Caryn White 203 432-3429.

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