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Three Ohio teachers chosen as Scripps Communication Fellows

Published: August 11, 2022 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication recently named three PK-12 teachers in Ohio to the Communication Fellows Program.

Designed to bolster innovation in communication education, the program also provides professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities. Fellows receive financial stipends and other support for projects they complete over the course of their fellowship.

Communication Fellows are named annually, with an equal number of spaces available for educators from rural Appalachian districts and urban districts in the state of Ohio. This program was established as part of the Scripps College of Communication’s 50th anniversary in 2018.

The 2022 Communication Fellows cohort includes:

  • Mark Lowrie, Gahanna Lincoln High School. Lowrie’s project will focus on equipping the school’s journalism program with contemporary tools and training.
  • Amber Robson, Youthbuild Columbus Community School. Robson’s project will help students develop interpersonal communication skills for professional development.
  • Garrett Walt, Goshen High School, Goshen, Ohio. Walt’s project will introduce multimedia resources into his English classroom.

“We want to foster communication education among the state’s youth and support teachers in innovative and dynamic projects relating to our field,” said Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth. “Through our fellowship we will provide educational, mentorship and financial support for innovative Ohio educators who want to infuse communication topics into their classrooms.”

Communication Fellows receive free tuition for a graduate-level online course, a $1,500 stipend and a $1,000 classroom stipend. College faculty members serve as mentors, supporting the teachers as they develop and complete their project proposals during the residential experience and throughout the year.