Three EHPS Educators Selected as Fund for Teachers Fellows
Posted on 03/29/2023
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East Hartford Public Schools is proud to congratulate three district educators who were selected as 2023 Fund for Teachers (FFT) Fellows. This prestigious program provides public school educators with grants for summer fellowships and experiential learning opportunities to bring back to their students. In total, East Hartford Public Schools has had 67 FFT fellows. 

The 2023 FFT fellows are Ryan Campbell, English Teacher at Connecticut IB Academy; Christine Mariano, Special Education Teacher at Woodland School; and Natalie Keating, ELA Teacher at East Hartford Middle School.

District and building leaders surprised them at work on March 28 sharing the good news that they were chosen for the program. 


They are 3 out of 396 teachers chosen for the FFT program this year receiving grants to experience learning they proposed as vital to their particular students’ success. Learn more about their exciting summer fellowships below:

Ryan Campbell: Become immersed in the Spanish language, culture, literature, and history of the Spanish Civil War in order to enhance student-understanding of how fascism in Franco’s Spain influenced the writings and lives of Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, and George Orwell.

Christine Mariano: Observe mindfulness practices and world religions in Singapore and Malaysia, then attend the DISES international conference "Envision the Future: An Inclusive Society For All" in Bangalore, India to better prepare students with emotional difficulties to encounter real-world challenges.

Natalie Keating: Attend the Young Adult Literature Convention in London to learn about the genre's authors, themes, and new titles from teachers all over the world to provide students more access to literature that interests them and gets them genuinely involved in the reading experience.