TeachHouse Fellow and Program Honors

2023 - 2024

3 Teachers in front of TeachHouse wearing red shirts
2023-2024 Peer Coaches Kelly Marsh, Abby Wood and Galen Phillips.
  • Dorcas Gyekye named the Jordan High School Beginning Teacher of the Year.
  • Kelly Marsh named the Club Boulevard Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year
  • Abby Wood named the Riverside High School Beginning Teacher of the Year
  • Myriama Smith-Traore will present at the 2024 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
  • Duke TeachHouse featured as the Duke Board of Trustees' Mission Moment (December 2023)

2022 - 2023

Ale and Dorcas
2022 - 2023 Peer Mentors Dorcas Gyekye (left) and Alejandra Gómez (right)
  • Alejandra Gómez appointed to the Durham Public Schools Community Wellness and Safety Task Force
  • Dorcas Gyekye received an educator grant award from we are (Working to Extend Antiracist Education)
  • Kelly Marsh named the Club Boulevard Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year

 

2021-2022

  • Michele Saunders named the Durham Public Schools Equity Champion (March 2022)
  • Brianna Rochelle named the Club Boulevard Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year
  • Alejandra Gómez named Brogden Middle School Beginning Teacher of the Year
  • Duke TeachHouse recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction as a NC Promising Practice in Education 

 

TeachHouse Fellow Brianna Tuscani smiling in front of cards she received from her students in her classroom at Jordan High School.
TeachHouse Fellow Brianna Tuscani (2018 - 2020) in her classroom at Jordan High School

2020 - 2021

  • Brianna Tuscani named Jordan High School Beginning Teacher of the Year
  • Dorcas Gyekye named state finalist for NC Student Teacher of the Year
  • Dorcas Gyekye selected to participate in the Case Method Institute training with Harvard Professor David Moss
  • Alejandra Gómez received the William J. Griffith University Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Durham and Local Community from Duke University NC Campus Compact
  • Alejandra Gómez received the Community Impact Student Award from Duke University
  • Madeleine Sparrow received Duke's Cornerstone Award for demonstrating commitment to improving the lives of students, faculty, and staff at Duke and in the Durham community

 

2019 - 2020

  • Michele Saunders received the Virginia S. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award from Duke University’s MAT Program
  • Alejandra Gómez received the Middle School Teacher of the Summer Award from Student U (Durham nonprofit)
  • Carter Zenke collaborated with Durham educators and the NC Department of Public Instruction to develop North Carolina’s elementary computer science curriculum
  • Mary Margaret Mills received National Board Certification

 

Ashley Pollard
TeachHouse Fellow and Lead Peer Mentor Ashley Pollard (2015 - 2018)

2018 - 2019

  • Brianna Tuscani received the Virginia S. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award from Duke University’s MAT Program
  • Carter Zenke named the Tom Nechyba TeachHouse Innovation Fellow
  • In the year following her TeachHouse Fellowship, Ashley Pollard was named a 2018 - 2019 Pablo Eisenberg Interest Fellow at Georgetown University and concurrently worked on the Committee on Education at the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Savannah Windham received National Board Certification

 

2017 - 2018

  • Shannon Potter awarded Beginning Teacher of the Year at Jordan, selected as a district finalist for Durham Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year (High School Division), and named the 2017 Durham Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year (High School Division) 
  • Ashley Pollard awarded Beginning Teacher of the Year at Pearsontown Elementary School and selected as a district finalist for 2017 Durham Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year (Elementary School Division)
  • Mary Margaret Mills received the Hollyhock Fellowship from Stanford University, Gilder Lehrman Fellowship on Colonial American, and three National Endowment for Humanities Fellowships

 

TeachHouse Fellow Emily Stout (2016 - 2018)

2016 - 2017

  • Emily Stout completed teacher fellowships with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Colonial Williamsburg, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Atlantik-Bruecke, and the National WWII Museum
  • Savannah Windham received the Hollyhock Fellowship from Stanford University