Everything we do is intentional.
Teachers prepared at the WW Academy will go through a program specially designed with them in mind, thanks to a pioneering group of Design Fellows. These ten collaborative, creative, entrepreneurial future educators are beta-testing the Academy model. Each Fellow brings strong STEM content knowledge and a deep commitment to both innovation and classroom teaching to the design and testing of the program. They are working closely with the faculty and staff of the WW Academy to help create and test assessments and refine the program. See what the Design Fellows are up to here.
By leaving the student experience intentionally open-ended, the WW Academy is ensuring that each prospective teacher receives personalized preparation based on real-world constraints and proven methods.
Design Fellows 2017-18
B.A. in engineering, Master’s (M.E.M.) of Engineering Management (both from Dartmouth), where he was 2003 class president; teaching since 2016 at Choate Rosemary Hall (math); ranked top ten in the US in decathlon (2004–2009) and 22nd in the world (2008).
B.S. in engineering from Olin College, with a concentration in chemical engineering; former Validation Engineer for Performance Validation in Indianapolis; secretary and co-founder of Olin chapter of National Society of Black Engineers.
Recent graduate from Oberlin in the honors program, majored in physics with a concentration in material physics.
B.S. in Engineering from Olin College with a concentration in robotics; taught making and entrepreneurship in Oakland; community development with the people of Coahoma, Mississippi.
Earned a B.A. in neuroscience and behavior from Columbia College. She has a background in medical research. Her recent work has been as an experiential educator focusing on helping her participants to build community and develop their skills for effective collaboration, teamwork and leadership.
Former teacher in Spain; previously an Americorps member in Schuler Scholar program; Carleton College alumna; fluent in French, proficient in Spanish and Arabic
Received a B.A. in biology from Carleton College in 2015; former lab assistant on the SSV Corwith Cramer, a ship of the Sea Education Association.
Recent Yale graduate, majored in statistics; from Exeter, Maine; manager of the Yale Glee Club.
Recent Oberlin graduate, double major in biology/sociology; came to Oberlin as a student of the Posse Foundation (one of 120 scholars chosen from 2800 applicants); co-chair of Alianza Latinx.
Recent physics and astronomy graduate from Vassar; recipient of the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship and the American Association of Physics Teachers Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers.