Hazelwood East Middle School Science Teacher Experiences Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad, the Abolitionist Movement and fugitive slaves will become part of the lessons teacher Tiffany Fane will share with her students at Hazelwood East Middle School after spending a week in a professional development workshop at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Fane, a team leader and seventh-grade science teacher, was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities as a Summer Scholar. She was among 80 teachers from across the country chosen to participate in the program.
The Endowment is a federal agency that supports Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines. Participants received a $1,200 stipend for travel, study and living expenses.
“It is the experience of a lifetime," she said in a statement. "You will return home with a new respect for the fugitive slave and a desire to inform not only your students, but your colleagues, about the real truth, not just what’s written in the typical history textbook.”