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Springfield educator awarded CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship

February 28, 2018

Renaissance teacher Eric Levine has been selected by the nation's health protection agency CDC to receive a 2018 CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship.

The CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship is a dynamic, educational program offered by CDC for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health sciences into middle and high school classrooms. This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day interactive summer course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity. This spring, CDC, in partnership with the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), is also offering 2-day Science Ambassador regional training workshops in Seattle, Washington; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and St. Louis, Missouri.

Levine, who has been working at Renaissance for 5 years, is one of 30 educators from around the world who will be taking part of this year’s program and he is looking forward to collaborating and bringing all that he learns back to Springfield. His experience as an educator encompasses over 20 years including having worked in schools in New York, and in New Hampshire, being an educator with Outward Bound, and having worked as a curriculum coordinator at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Currently, he teaches 10th-grade biology at Renaissance and is the chair of the Science Department.

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