Hudson Valley Writing Project teacher consultant and New Paltz alumna receives Fulbright Award

April 8, 2013

Christine McCartney ’07g (English)

Christine McCartney ’07g (English), an English Language Arts teacher at Newburgh Free Academy and a teacher consultant for the Hudson Valley Writing Project, has been awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Finland. McCartney is one of approximately 20 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad in 2012-13 through the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program. During her six-month stay in Finland, McCartney will study at the University of Tampere, where she will conduct seminars for local teachers and students, observe classes, and complete a capstone project in which she will research how Finnish teachers utilize formative assessments in their classrooms. Read more here.

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