Elizabeth Gronlund, 2016 recipient SLU Spanish Teacher Fellowship

Elizabeth Gronlund, winner of the 2016 St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship, gave a lecture on campus about her research project "Exploring Educational Resources in the Dominican Republic." Lizzie graduated with a double major in Spanish and Government in 2012 from St. Lawrence, where she also was a yearlong student on the university's program in Madrid. She currently teaches at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr Elementary School in West Harlem in New York City.

During her visit to the university on February 20, 2017, she talked about her fellowship and her professional life with many different groups of SLU language students at all levels. She also gave a fascinating talk about her travels through the Dominican Republic, visiting schools and NGOs working on educational issues. She described how the fellowship enabled her to return to her English-Spanish classroom in New York with new curricular materials in Spanish and a fuller understanding of the cultural background of the majority of the students she teaches.

The St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship was established thanks to the generosity of Prof. Emerita Rita Goldberg. Guidelines for applying to the 2017 fellowship competition can be found on this link.