This project will investigate the implementation of a Teacher Residency Academy model to recruit, license, induct, employ, and retain middle school and secondary science teachers for high-need schools that serve more than 119,000 diverse students. The Alliance will: create a high-quality, rigorous, and clinically-based teacher preparation program for aspiring middle and secondary science teachers; recruit and support diverse science educators and contribute to the knowledge base regarding the implementation of a clinically-based science teacher.
About Me (Bio):
Mary E. Dilworth is currently a principal investigator for a National Science Foundation project designed to recruit, prepare, license and employ STEM professionals for middle and high school science teaching. Most recently she served as Vice President for Higher Education and Research at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and non-governmental organization dedicated to building quality and professionalism in the teaching profession. Prior to joining the Board she was a senior officer with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the largest national organization dedicated to the preparation and professional development of teachers. She is nationally known for her research and programmatic work in the areas of teaching, teacher education, and teachers’ professional development. Dilworth has received special recognition for her work in the areas of teacher and learner diversity and equity issues.