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|JOHN DEWEY PROJECT STAFF
Sara Rabin joins the Dewey Project as a Graduate Assistant during this, her first year in the Educational Studies Program. She grew up in South Florida and received her B.A. in English from Florida Atlantic University in 1997. This summer, Sara transferred from the English M.A.T. program to the Ed. Studies M.Ed. because her interests shifted from classroom teaching and literary studies to social issues revolving around high school and adult learners’ language and writing skills. Sara will be conducting research on service-learning in public schools in Vermont as well as coding and editing qualitative data from the past two years of research conducted by the Dewey Project.
Georgina Achilles joins the Dewey Project as a Graduate Assistant
working with the ALIVE Program (see page 3). Georgina is enrolled as a
graduate student in the UVM Counseling Program. As an undergraduate at
Johnson State College, Georgina was active with the campus Center for Service
Learning, which provided her countless opportunities to learn about and
engage in the local and global communities. From there, Georgina
served for two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with Vermont Campus Compact.
As a VISTA, her project was to start-up a non-profit, the Volunteer Center
of Lamoille Valley, in a rural region of Northern Vermont. Being born and
raised in Vermont, Georgina feels fortunate to have this opportunity to
work with ALIVE and do something constructive in her home state.
Stephanie Flores is a new affiliated-member of the John Dewey
Project this academic year. She joins us here at the University of
Vermont as a Pre-doctoral Fellow through the New England Board of Higher
Education, whose purpose is to encourage minority graduate students at
the end of their doctoral careers to pursue faculty positions in New England.