Manhattan native chosen as teaching fellow

By The Mercury

Manhattan native Timothy Ellis was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as a member of its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows.

The selected Fellows participated in a rigorous screening process. With only 18 percent of the applicant pool being chosen, the 2014 Teaching Fellows are some of the most exceptionally talented early-career teachers in the nation.

Raised in Manhattan,  by Dan and Tracy Ellis, Tim graduated from Manhattan High School in 2008.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and licensure in secondary chemistry education from the University of Kansas. He is currently enrolled in KU’s Master of Science in education program. He will begin his second year of teaching at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka.

The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program — the foundation’s signature program - offers stipends, funds for professional development, grants for teaching materials, and opportunities for leadership development and mentoring for early-career STEM teachers through a comprehensive five-year Fellowship.

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