Nativity School of Worcester teacher named National Science Teacher Association Fellow
Nativity School of Worcester is proud to announce that Michelle Read, a second-year Nativity Worcester Fellow, was accepted into the DOW Chemical Company-National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy Fellowship Program. Read has the opportunity to continue her passion in science and teaching students through the NSTA initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.
Read is a native of West Bridgewater, Mass., and a recent graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 2011 as a Biology and Music double major, with a concentration in pre-medicine. She is currently a candidate for a Master of Arts in Teaching at Clark University.
The National Science Teachers Association was founded in 1944. NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education across the country.
Part of NSTA’s mission is to promote teaching and learning for all, one that is shared by Nativity School of Worcester, which provides students from low-income homes in the city of Worcester a private middle-school education tuition-free.
During the summer of 2012, Nativity School of Worcester’s science laboratory underwent an extensive renovation. In the Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Science Laboratory, generously donated by the Mosakowski Family Foundation, the students will be able to experiment and learn in a state-of-the-art space, thanks to the generosity of a donor. Following this renovation, the school will be able to further enhance its students experience in science and help harvest the passion the young men have in that field.