University Announces Inaugural Class of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

A quality assurance scientist for a major pharmaceutical firm. A special events manager for the American Cancer Society. A PhD geologist from Nigeria. A chemistry teacher from India.

These individuals are among the first accepted into William Paterson University’s inaugural cohort of Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows, a highly competitive program that recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math—the STEM fields—and prepares them specifically to teach in high-need secondary schools.
Twelve Fellows are attending the program at William Paterson, each receiving $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program based on a year-long classroom experience in partnership with the Paterson and Passaic school districts. In return, Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural New Jersey schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.

William Paterson’s inaugural class of Fellows includes Alexander Aleynik of Englewood Cliffs, Caitlin Ament of Little Falls, Randolph Dorcent of Roselle, Virginia Fasulo of Wantage, Olugbenga Ige of Newark, Tenzin Jigmey of Jersey City, Danielle Kinloch of Nutley, David Kornitzer of Wayne, Steven Kuipers of Wayne, Jacqueline Kuzora of Milford, Eric Nyabeta of Paterson, and Angie Rivera of Haledon.

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