Fellows and Volunteers
Teaching for Change’s mission is advanced not only by our staff and board, but also by the dedicated focus on special projects by fellows and volunteers.
In 2014, the fellows are:
Tristan Brosnan. Collection of images and stories for the Zinn Education Project “this day in history” posts and drafting materials such as the March on Washington mythbuster quiz.
Amy Rothschild: Research and review excellent resources for early childhood educators, contribute book reviews and writings on social justice in the early childhood context.
Pat Scallen. Support for and documentation of teachers’ efforts to infuse the history and literature of Central America in their Spanish and social studies classes.
Neha Singhal. Preparation of lessons on Freedom Schools.
Katy Swalwell. Preparation of an evaluation plan for the Zinn Education Project for 2014 and field test of a labor history lesson.
Amy Rothschild is an early childhood educator who first connected with Teaching for Change in 2009. She has contributed to Teaching for Change’s Recommended Booklists and the Teaching for Change blog, writing about multicultural children’s literature. She takes a strong interest in politics and policy pertaining to early childhood education. Her work has appeared on the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet Blog and EdWeek. Amy holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University/The Shady Hill Teacher Training Course.
Patrick Scallen is an educator and social historian who specializes in cross-cultural and global studies with a focus on modern Latin America. A Detroit native, he holds graduate degrees in Latin American Studies (Tulane University) and history (Georgetown University). He has lived and worked in Central and South America, and his research focuses on urban social movements, the popular roots of state-sponsored violence, and Latino immigrant communities in the United States, specifically Salvadorans in the Washington, D.C. area.
For the past five years, he has taught Spanish and Social Studies at Archbishop Carroll High School in Northeast D.C. During this time he has designed the curriculum for and taught a variety of courses which have employed history, language, and cultural studies to analyze critical global issues and foster a deeper appreciation of the common threads which bind humanity. Through these classes, he has sought to lend a voice to those who have traditionally been denied agency in prevailing historical narratives.
Summers find him leading backcountry camping and kayaking expeditions in the snowcapped mountains of the West, teaching environmental education in local national parks, exploring Latin America, and pursuing his lifelong quest for the perfect blend of theoretical and experiential learning to enrich our understanding of the world and each other.