National Oratory Fellows
The National Oratory Fellows program helps educators learn how to use oratory and performance as teaching strategies in history and ELA classrooms. Learn how to make history content come alive for your students as they discover the meaning and context behind some of history’s greatest speeches, and the people who spoke them.
As a National Oratory Fellow you will:
- Participate in group professional development sessions with a select cohort of teachers across the country.
- Work with a Ford’s Theatre Teaching Artist to design and implement an oratory integrated unit in your classroom. The Ford’s Teaching Artist “visits” the classroom via video-conferencing equipment or Skype.
- Join us in Washington, DC in May for a professional development retreat and culminating event at Ford’s Theatre.
Program is open to previous Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows only. The 2014-15 application deadline has passed; please check back in late July 2015 to apply for the 2015-16 school year.
For more information please contact Cynthia Gertsen, 202-434-9529 or email.
Help your students unlock the power of their voices.
Become a Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellow.
2014-2015 National Oratory Fellows
- Kathryn Notarpole: Stapley Junior High School, Mesa (2nd year)
- Angela Hambleton: Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette (3rd year)
District of Columbia
- Anne Brainard: Oyster Adams Bilingual School, Washington (5th year)
- Giani Clarkson: William E. Doar Public Charter School, Washington (1st year)
- Carrie Roling: Oyster Adams Bilingual School, Washington (4th year)
- Wally Hames: Kuna Middle School, Kuna (4th year)
- Dave McIntire: The Independent School, Wichita (3rd year)
- Joyce Erb-Appleman: Greenbelt Middle School, Greenbelt (2nd year)
- Ashley Moss-Pham: Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown (2nd year)
- Krista McKim: Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown (2nd year)
- James Rossi: Mother Seton Academy, Baltimore (3rd year)
- Jennifer Erdtmann: James Bridger Middle School, Independence (5th year)
- Catherine Plumb-Sperry: James Bridger Middle School, Indpendence Independence (3rd year)
- Jeff Weary: James Bridger Middle School, Independence (1st year)
- Mike Buchanan: Keya Paha County School, Springview (5th year)
- Darrin Comstock: Andersen Middle School, Omaha (1st year)
- Georgette Hackman: Denver Elementary School, Cocalico Middle School, Denver (3rd year)
- Mike Willis: The Langley School, McLean (1st year)
Part of NCLE Center for Literacy Education 2014.
Photos of Center for Education by Maxwell MacKenzie. Photo of high school student performing at Ford's Theatre by Reflections.