June 12, 2007
For immediate release
Seven students in the Gevirtz School’s Teacher Education Program receive Dr. Lynne Cavazos Fellowships from the American Association of University Women
The Santa Barbara chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) names seven Dr. Lynne Cavazos Fellows – Janine Anderson, Loran Leopold Gonzalez, Rachel Kaufman, Samantha Lyons, Leslie Resovsky, Christine Stieber, and Tara Uliasz. This award is granted to women in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School who are pursuing their M.Ed. degrees and who have not yet received any other “named scholarship” award.
This scholarship is named for Dr. Lynne Cavazos, the former acting director of the Teacher Education Program and science educator in the TEP for fifteen years. Cavazos’s research and teaching have focused on equity issues in education, particularly science education. For 9 years, she also has been the Director of the Santa Barbara County Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA). As well, she has been an active member of the Santa Barbara chapter of the AAUW, serving recently as the co-chair.
The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Since 1881, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Consequently, AAUW is involved in such activities as public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.
“It is appropriate that the Santa Barbara chapter of AAUW has named this fellowship for Lynne,” says Dr. Ann Lippincott, associate director of the Teacher Education Program. “The seven women to receive this award have all demonstrated a commitment to equity issues in education and are role models for the girls and young women they will teach.”
The 2007 Dr. Lynne Cavazos American Association of University Women Fellows:
Tara Uliasz – Education Specialist Credential program
Janine Anderson – Education Specialist Credential program
Samantha Lyons – Multiple Subject Teacher Credential (MST) graduate from last year who is teaching in Glendale, CA and is completing her M.Ed. this summer
Lorna Leopold Gonzalez – Single Subject Teacher Credential (SST): English
Leslie Resovsky – Single Subject Teacher Credential (SST): science
Christine Stieber – Single Subject Teacher Credential (SST): math
Rachel Kaufman – Single Subject Teacher Credential (SST): history/social studies
[Ann Lippincott is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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