I'm pleased to announce that Ishrat Ahmed was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 37 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships. Ishrat will begin her first year of teaching at Forsyth Satellite Academy in New York, NY, this fall. She is committed to teaching mathematics to high school students in the U.S. Ishrat earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and psychology from Barnard College in 2016 and is working toward a Master of Science in mathematics education from Columbia University. 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. Feel free to contact me if you would like additional information or would like to be connected with Ishrat. Thank you in advance for your consideration.