Jordan McGaughey, Rockwood's new Coordinator K-12 Social Studies, was recently selected as one of 12 teachers nationwide for the Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes Fellowship. McGaughey attended a week of collaboration with LMC staff and teachers from across the country in Fort Scott, Kansas, the week of June 17.
"I'm humbled by the recognition," said McGaughey. "This was an amazing opportunity."
While there, McGaughey gained knowledge on educational resources and ongoing support to enhance classroom teachers and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change.
"The goal is to have students find historical figures who haven't necessarily had their story told the way that preeminent people like Abraham Lincoln or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have," said McGaughey.
He added, "I'm extremely excited to take these resources and work with teachers on developing meaningful projects for our students. I look forward to designing professional development that's going to help teachers expand project-based learning, as well as focus it around the theme of finding unsung heroes and the value and importance of it."
The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning.