DePaul Cristo Rey Science Teacher Linsey McMullen is one of just 34 teachers from around the country named a Knowles Teaching Fellow by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. This five-year program supports early-career science and mathematics teachers to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom.
McMullen, in her first year at DPCR, teaches biology and chemistry. She joined DPCR’s faculty after completing her master’s degree in secondary education from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Mary’s College.
The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program is an intensive, cohesive five-year program that focuses on mentorship, coaching, best practice and developing teacher leaders in STEM within their specific teaching context. It includes financial support for professional development and classroom materials. The value of the Knowles five-year fellowship is approximately $150,000.