A Lake Riviera Middle School science teacher is among the 13 educators selected nationally for the 2016-17 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program and will work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for 11 months.
Jennifer Lane, a teacher in the school’s STEM program, will spend the 11 months at NASA’s Research Mission Directorate where she will share and contribute her classroom knowledge and experience. Lane, who became a science teacher in 2004, previously was an art director for Lucent Technologies and Avaya Inc. at Bell Labs where she found her love of science, technology, engineering and design. Lane earned a masters degree in education at Monmouth University before becoming a teacher. She previously earned her undergraduate degree in graphic design from Flagler College in 1999.
Founded in 1990, the AEF Program is a paid fellowship for K-12 STEM educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership.
“Ms. Lane has excelled in all of her efforts and has done so with a spirit of collegiality and collaboration which has provided inspiration and social, emotional, and academic growth for her students, colleagues, school community, and the district,” said central administrator Susan McNamara, in a prepared statement. “She is an extraordinary and passionate educator who has contributed to the development and advancement of STEM education in the Brick Township Schools.”
More information on the Einstein fellowship program can be found online.