2019 Summer Scholars

Blankenship Aaron

Aaron Blankenship is a third-year 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher originally from Ohio. He teaches at Nome-Beltz Jr./Sr. High in Nome, Alaska. He received his B.A. in a double major of Adolescent Social Studies Education and History from the University of Akron. Aaron has a passion for civics and student involvement, taking students in groups to petition local governments, advising... Blankenship Aaron 's Full Profile

Bohman Carrie

Carrie Bohman is a presently a Social Studies teacher at West High School in the Madison Metropolitan School District located in Madison, Wisconsin.  Carrie has taught at West since 2004, and courses taught include: United States History, Western Civilization, African Survey, African American Experience, and most recently, Wisconsin First Nations.  Carrie also teaches night school focusing on... Bohman Carrie 's Full Profile

Breakstone Kevin

Kevin Breakstone: I am a 3rd Grade Teacher at Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California. I specialize in social-emotional education, responsive classroom practices, and Project Based Learning. I am my school's PBL lead; I facilitate workshops and discussions both at my school site and at a local teacher college. I maintain an "open door policy" in my classroom, so if you're in the area and... Breakstone Kevin 's Full Profile

Brown Analani

Greetings! My name is Analani Brown, I'm an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. My clans are Honey Comb Rock born for the Dark Streak Forest people, Bitterwater is my maternal grandfather and Red Running into the Water is my paternal grandfather.  I'm from Sawmill, Az. and teach 6th grade at Crystal Boarding School in Crystal New Mexico. I've been teaching for 9yrs. and enjoy helping my... Brown Analani 's Full Profile

Carpenter Erin

Erin Carpenter teaches English Language Arts for 7th grade on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. She began working for the tribe as a substitute teacher while earning a Master's in English-Professional Writing at Western Carolina University. Erin grew up in New Jersey but fell in love with the Appalachian Mountains while attending camping trips and bluegrass... Carpenter Erin 's Full Profile

DeTemple Rachel

Rachel DeTemple has just finished her 21st year of teaching and is currently an American Lit and AP Lit teacher at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. She has also taught at Barrow High School (now Utquiagvik) and the Kenny Lake School in Alaska. Rachel began her career through the Mississippi Teacher Corps in the Mississippi Delta. She is very passionate about coordinating lessons and... DeTemple Rachel 's Full Profile

Estin Deva

Deva Estin teaches 3rd grade at a public neighborhood school in Sunnyside, Queens NY. She is going into her 10th year teaching. She serves as a the grade-team leader and co-facilitates a series of schoolwide conversations about racial equity.  Born in Colorado, Deva grew up in Iowa City, IA. She taught in Chicago's and Denver's Public Schools before moving to New York. In addition to teaching... Estin Deva 's Full Profile

Ewbank Wendy

Wendy Ewbank currently teaches 7th grade social studies and 8th grade  global studies at the Seattle Girls’ School, an independent girls’ middle school highlighting anti-bias education and project based learning. A past president of Washington State Council for Social Studies, she continues to create the program for their annual conference in Chelan. Wendy has taught Social Studies methods for... Ewbank Wendy 's Full Profile

Hammer Jeromie

My name is Jeromie Hammer.  I am from Tahlequah, Ok and I am a member of the Cherokee Nation.  I currently serve as the Physical Education teacher and Assistant Principal at the Cherokee Immersion Charter School on the campus of Sequoyah Indian School in Tahlequah.  I also serve as an assistant football and wrestling coach at Sequoyah High School. I graduated from Northeastern State University... Hammer Jeromie 's Full Profile

Harding Tracy

Tracy Harding grew up in Marin County California and has lived predominantly in Utah and the San Francisco Bay Area. In the fall she will start her 5th year at San Ramon Elementary in Novato, CA. She has worked as a nanny, preschool teacher, arena ticket agent, radio station sales assistant, and a Jewish Educator. When she is not teaching, she is usually performing musicals or working on a new... Harding Tracy 's Full Profile