Haley Nagle, who graduated cum laude from UGA in May with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and entomology, has been named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow.
Nagle, from Dacula, will attend Piedmont College in 2016-2017 to pursue a master’s degree in education focused on preparing educators in science, technology, engineering and math—the STEM disciplines—to teach in high-need secondary schools in Georgia.
The highly competitive fellowship attracts talented candidates with backgrounds in STEM fields for an innovative, yearlong graduate program at one of five participating colleges and universities. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete the program and commit to teaching for three years in one of the urban or rural Georgia schools most in need of strong STEM teachers. They receive ongoing support and mentoring during that time.
This year’s cohort of 60 Fellows includes recent college graduates as well as established professionals changing careers, among them 15 with master’s degrees and three with doctorates.