Minneapolis—November 8, 2011—As part of its continuing global education efforts, Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership announced today that it awarded four $5,000 scholarships to teachers who are members of a member unit of the Caribbean Union of Teachers. The scholarship program was created to recognize exceptional teachers in the region who seek to make a difference in their schools and communities.
Among other criteria, scholarships were awarded based on recipients’ essays describing how their education will help them reach personal goals and effect positive social change. The recipients of the Caribbean Union of Teachers scholarships are:
- Shenile Daniel, English teacher at Boca Secondary School, Grenada, who is enrolled in the MS in Education (MSEd) program with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12). Daniel is a member of the Grenada Union of Teachers.
- Andrew Haynes, sciences information technology coordinator at St. Ambrose Primary School, Barbados, who is enrolled in the MSEd program with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12). Haynes is a member of the Barbados Union of Teachers.
- Kenny James, vice principal at St. Rose Modern Secondary School, Grenada, who is enrolled in the MSEd program with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12). James is a member of the Grenada Union of Teachers.
- Ezra Jonah Fostin-Greene, principal at Clare Hall Secondary School, Antigua, who is enrolled in the MSEd program with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12). Fostin-Greene is a member of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers.
“It is an honor to recognize these educators who understand the importance of leadership and social change, both in their schools and communities in the Caribbean,” said Dr. Kate Steffens, dean of Walden’s Riley College of Education and Leadership. “Our students have the opportunity to not only make a difference but to also inspire and prepare future generations.”
Continuing its commitment to providing broad access to quality higher education, Walden recently partnered with the Caribbean Union of Teachers to provide its members with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online at Walden. The educational partnership prepares educators for emerging opportunities and leadership positions that focus on expanding knowledge and meeting learning needs in early childhood and preK–12 education.
The Riley College of Education and Leadership offers students the opportunity to connect with nationally recognized education experts, researchers, and scholars through programs that emphasize practical skills and analytical tools that educators can immediately use in their classrooms. For more information about degree programs in the Riley College of Education and Leadership, visit www.WaldenU.edu/education. For more information on Walden University, its programs and its educational partnership opportunities, visit www.WaldenU.edu/partnerships.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.
Walden offers more than 60 degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.