Abby Savage Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Abby SavageAbby Savage, a graduate student in the Department of Elementary Education, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. For nine months, Ms. Savage will be an international educator in Germany. She will also act as a Diversity Ambassador for the Fulbright Program, instructing on American politics, culture, and education.

"I plan to become involved in the community I live in, instructing Zumba at a local gym, and teaching conversational English for older citizens. I will also be developing a theater and drama program for students to analyze and recreate popular American plays and musicals into German community theater productions," says Savage. "I plan to integrate technology into my students’ experiences by connecting with classrooms in the United States as conversational partners."

Savage will be in Germany from September 2013 through June 2014. She says her experience abroad will help her to become a more culturally-responsive educator. "This is a lesson I will carry into all my future teaching experiences. I  feel incredibly blessed to be returning to teach in a place that inspired my passion for education and am ecstatic to work alongside the Fulbright Commission to provide culture and language enrichment for students in Germany," says Savage.