Library Welcomes Teachers to Advance Accessibility of Primary Sources for Educators
New Einstein Fellow and Teacher-in-Residence Arrive in Washington
The Library of Congress kicked off the 2022-2023 school year by welcoming two teachers to its Capitol Hill campus. Jacqueline Katz and Caneisha Mills will work closely with staff in the Library’s Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement to make primary sources from the Library’s collections more accessible for teachers, students and families throughout the United States.
Jacqueline Katz, a high school science teacher from Princeton, New Jersey, will serve as the Library’s Albert Einstein Fellow.
Caneisha Mills, a middle school history teacher from Washington, D.C., has been named the Teacher-in-Residence at the Library.
“Our office is excited to work with Jackie and Caneisha this year,” said Lee Ann Potter, director of the Library’s Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office. “We are looking forward to learning from their first-hand experiences about the pandemic’s impact on instruction and working with them to make the treasures of the Library more discoverable, usable and valuable to teachers, students and families.”
Katz has taught biology and chemistry at Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey for the past 10 years. Katz has built a research program at the high school based on her own experience with cell and developmental biology research.
Mills has taught social studies and worked in the education field in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. Mills has spent the last five years at Rose L. Hardy Middle School in Georgetown, working with students in grades sixth through 12. Mills has served as a curriculum writer and evaluator and was awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s D.C. History Teacher of the Year Award in 2022.
This is the fifth year that the Library has hosted an Albert Einstein Fellow. Administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, the fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields to serve in the national education arena. For more information about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellowship, visit science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/.
Since 2000, the Library has recruited educators through its Teachers-in-Residence program to work with its staff to help teachers and school librarians incorporate the Library’s digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. Teachers-in-Residence have helped the Library bring its collections and powerful strategies for integrating them into classrooms across the country. Application information for next year's Teacher-in-Residence will be announced on the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog in the spring.
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