Jana Dean ’96 (New England, MEd) is one of 38 U.S. teachers selected for the highly competitive Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching fellowship to the Netherlands. As a recipient, Dean was in the Netherlands from January 15 to June 15, 2019 to learn about teaching mathematics so that it is rigorous, relevant, and engaging for students. In addition to improving her own practice, her goal is to help other educators inspire confidence and competence in the next generation. Her work focuses on the role of public school classrooms in opening doors for underrepresented students.
Kelly Meehan ‘22 (GSLC, PhD) assumed the role of Vice President of Children’s Services and Community Partnerships at People Incorporated. This Massachusetts-based human services agency is dedicated to providing support to children, adults, and families across the Southeastern region of the state. Learn more about Meehan’s work and read her dissertation Love and Learn: Creating Space for Authentic Caring in Family Child Care here.