Manor New Tech High School Teacher Jazmine Castanon has received another recognition.
Castanon was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. Castanon, who teaches Algebra and AP Statistics at New Tech High, was one of 37 promising high school mathematics and science teachers awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships last April.
Jazmine will start her second year of teaching at New Tech High. She is committed to teaching mathematics to high school students. Jazmine earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She also participated in the NASCENT Research Experience for Teachers program at UT in 2016.
KSTF is committed to supporting a national network of mathematics and science teachers in building leadership and collaboration, facilitating exploration and innovation, and ultimately improving mathematics and science education in the U.S. The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program—the Foundation’s signature program—is a comprehensive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Through the program, Knowles Fellows have access to grants for expenses associated with purchasing classroom materials, engaging in professional development, and spearheading leadership activities that have an impact beyond their own classrooms. Fellows also benefit from access to stipends, mentoring and coaching from experienced teachers and teacher educators, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 300 teachers who are committed to improving education.