Alumna Giselle Campos (B.S.‘21) was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2023 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 37 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships.
Campos will begin her second year of teaching at Reavis High School in Burbank, IL during the 2023–24 academic year. She is committed to teaching mathematics and physics to high school students in the United States. Campos earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Benedictine University in 2021. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a teaching assistant for introductory-level physics courses at Benedictine. She also tutored students in grades 7–12 in both math and physics.
The Knowles Teacher Initiative is a nonprofit organization that supports a national network of mathematics and science teachers who are collaborative, innovative leaders improving education for all students in the United States. We strive to create an educational system that is led by teachers who are equipped to solve difficult problems and respond to local challenges in order to serve all of our nation’s students. The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program, the Foundation’s signature program, is a comprehensive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Through the program, Knowles Fellows gain access to more than $50,000 in financial support, including stipends, grants for expenses associated with purchasing classroom materials, engaging in professional development, and spearheading leadership activities that have an impact beyond their own classrooms. Fellows also benefit from access to mentoring and coaching from experienced teachers and teacher educators, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 500 teachers who are committed to reaching all learners.