Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kirstyn Walker, a teacher at James Groppi High School, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Kirstyn teaches 10th and 11th grade English at Groppi and will earn a master's degree in education policy this spring from Marquette University. Her assistantship will allow her to spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Greece.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition aims to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.
After she returns to the United States, Walker aims to continue teaching in an urban public school. “I hope my experiences will allow me to increase my abilities to support the vast number of English Language Learners who enroll in public districts. Ultimately, I would like to pursue a master’s degree in education leadership to become a school leader or administrator, or work in educational policy.”
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
MPS is proud of Kirstyn’s accomplishment and wishes her the best in the upcoming school year!