UW–Madison alumnus is selected as Knowles Teaching Fellow

UW–Madison alumnus Alejandro Nunez is among 29 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers that were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships for 2022.

Alejandro Nunez

Nunez is currently a first-year teacher at Verona Area High School in Verona, Wisconsin. He recently received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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 450 teachers who are committed to improving education.

Learn more about Nunez.

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