Congratulations to Penn Fellows, Erika Cabrera and Jalin Jackson

Congratulations to Erika Cabrera and Jalin Jackson! Erika and Jalin will graduate this spring from the University of Pennsylvania with their Masters in Education after serving Gilman as Penn Fellows.  

Michael Howard Cooper – UPenn Teaching Fellow, Erika Cabrera joined Giman School as a Middle School Geography teacher. Erica is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology modified with African and African American Studies. While at Dartmouth College, she had the opportunity to expand her educational experience by studying for a semester at Webster University in Ghana.

View Erika's inquiry presentation on the importance of exploring history in a meaningful way here

UPenn Teaching Fellow, Jalin Jackson joined Giman School as an Upper School Spanish teacher as well as a track coach. The Davidson alum graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Latin American Studies and African Studies. While in college, his interest in education was evidenced by his participation as a Spanish Teaching Assistant, an ESL Volunteer Teacher at YMCA Lake Norman, and a Counselor/Teaching Assistant at Northwestern University’s Summer Institute for the Gifted.

View Jalin's inquiry presentation on "The Critical Language" here

About the Penn Fellows Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR): Gilman is a partner in the Penn Fellows Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR), an innovative collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of the nation’s leading independent day schools. Fellows benefit from the coaching of a mentor teacher and a range of professional development experiences. For more information, please click here.