Rockdale Teacher Selected as National Geographic Teacher Fellow


393803_halfIn recognition of commitment to geographic education, Dawnetta Hayes, a 6th-grade teacher are Rockdale Academy was selected as one of the 2015 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. Every year, K-12 educators are encouraged to apply for this professional development opportunity that allows them to bring immersive geographic learning experiences back to their classrooms and communities. Ms. Hayes is one of 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada to receive this honor.

Later this year, Ms. Hayes will embark on a 15-day Lindblad voyage aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the British & Irish Isles for a one-of-a-kind field experience, accompanied by Lindblad-National Geographic expedition experts. The expedition will provide Ms. Hayes with new and exciting knowledge to bring back to CPS and integrate into lesson plans.

Before the voyages, Ms. Hayes will travel to National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in hands-on workshops covering photography and outreach planning, and will have the opportunity to meet Lindblad Expeditions’ naturalists and to network with previous years’ Fellows.