Alumnus Receives Teaching Fellowship: Joonsung Oh
Joonsung Oh was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2018 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 34 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships.
Joonsung will begin teaching at South San Francisco High School in South San Francisco, CA during the 2018-19 school year. He is committed to teaching mathematics to high school students in the U.S. Joonsung earned a Bachelor of Art in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 and a Master of Art in Education from Stanford University in 2018. Prior to entering the teaching profession, Joonsung had numerous experiences as a mathematics tutor. During his undergraduate experience at UW-Madison, he was a math tutor for students from a local high school and university students from the UW-Madison College of Engineering. Joonsung also participated in a summer study abroad program in Xi’an, China to learn about the educational policies and practices in China and how they compare to those in the United States.
The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States.The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is an intensive and cohesive, 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.