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BOSTON -- Tammi Chandler, mathematics coach at Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg and a Fitchburg State University alumna, was among eight honored Wednesday as the commonwealth's outstanding K-12 educators who graduated from the state university system's teacher preparation programs.
Chandler, a native of Fitchburg, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fitchburg State. She has taught middle-school mathematics in the city for 11 years.
Recognized for her effective teaching practices, Chandler shifted from teaching to coaching mathematics. Her leadership skills and commitment to the profession have been instrumental in increasing student learning at the Longsjo Middle School.
She is known as a teacher of resilience and a turnaround teacher who embraces the teaching of challenging students. For her, student success is her greatest reward.
"Tammi Chandler is exemplary of the extraordinary teachers that Fitchburg State and the entire State University System are graduating each and every year," said Fitchburg State President Robert V. Antonucci. "These are the great teachers who are adept at helping all students learn and who care deeply about the education and well-being of their students. These are the great teachers who years, even decades later, students can recall as making a difference in their lives."
The outstanding educators saluted in Boston represent eight of the nine campuses across the State University System and received awards for their teaching excellence, especially in the face of challenging situations, as well as their contributions to the communities in which they live and work. Ceremony attendees also included representatives from state university campuses and education leaders in the Patrick administration, as well as members of the House and Senate.
Almost two centuries ago, Massachusetts became the first to recognize the importance of teacher preparation programs by the establishing the first three schools dedicated to educating teachers. Today, these institutions have grown to become comprehensive state universities educating students in multiple disciplines beyond education. The Massachusetts state universities continue to educate more than one-third of all public educators in Massachusetts.
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POSTED: 11/03/2013 06:53:40 AM EST
WORCESTER -- On Saturday, Oct. 19, 16 Longsjo Middle School female students in the Advanced Academic Learning Initiative program traveled with their teachers, Christine DiMauro and Deborah French, to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the Geek Is Glam Expo sponsored by Girl Scouts of central and western Massachusetts.
Students were able to: participate in a daylong event full of workshops, hands-on exhibits, crazy inventions and dynamic demonstrations; explore experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); meet and talk to extraordinary women in a variety of STEM fields; take a tour of WPI, eat in the dining hall, and find out what college life is like; learn from talented men and women about the exciting opportunities in STEM fields and how they can make a difference in the world.
This experience was especially beneficial to female AALI students in grades 6-8, of which there are 23 at Longsjo. Many of them are interested in pursuing STEM careers.
This program not only supports the STEM initiative of the school's AALI program, but also gives students the confidence to pursue a career in the STEM fields.
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