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NJIT Alumna Awarded Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Cindy Celi '09 was named to the 2015 class of Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows.

Cindy Celi, who received a B.Arch. degree from NJIT in 2009, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship. The highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math—the STEM fields—and prepares them specifically to teach in high-need secondary schools.

Each Fellow receives $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program based on a year-long classroom experience. In return, Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural New Jersey schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.

New Jersey is one of five states offering the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program, joining Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio in the effort. More information on the national program can be found at: woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/.