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2017 Partners & Placements

Allenbrook Elementary

This year's Education Scholar will focus on the acquisition and organization of resources that will equip teachers at Allenbrook to better serve their students. The project consists of becoming familiar with the skills that students need to be successful on the grade level standards, gathering resources (lessons for teachers and practice for students), organizing the resources, creating a digital bank of the resources by continuing to develop a website.
Scholar: Meredith Foulke '18; Supervisor: Christopher Moses, Allenbrook teacher

International House

Our mission is to promote international understanding and help immigrants integrate fully into our community. Rising Readers is the only summer learning program that solely focuses on the literacy needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) rising first through third grade students. The Education Scholar will serve as our Rising Readers Project Manager and their key responsibilities include serving as main point of contact for Site Coordinators, Lead Teachers, and tutors, coordinating Teacher and Tutor pre-service training and professional development workshops, coordinating day-to-day operations of trainings and the program itself when in-session, and more.
Scholar: Uyen Nguyen '20; Supervisor: Stephanie Galeotti, Ed.D., director of education

Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of southern society post-Civil War. Our Education Scholar will serve as a program coordinator and lead facilitator for our school-age programs including planning, execution and research related to our intensive camp for high schoolers and fall programming related to the K(no)w Justice, K(no)w Peace exhibit which looks at protests, policing and community response. The intern will design, plan, and facilitate a summer intensive camp for high schoolers, facilitate presentations in schools, businesses, and libraries around Charlotte, assist in developing events for the public to interact with issues related to protests, policing, and the K(no)w Justice K(no)w Peace exhibits, and more.
Scholar: Carlos Miranda Pereyra '18; Supervisor: Eric Scott, education programs manager

McClintock Partners in Education

McClintock Partners In Education (McPIE) offers a Family Nights program during the school year that engages students and families on Tuesday evenings at McClintock Middle School. We support the students and their families throughout the year. In addition, we provide tutors and help teachers in fulfilling classroom needs. Our summer programs are designed to eliminate summer learning loss. We provide camp opportunities for over 350 students. We operate two two-week science camps for 200 students which supports the school's STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) focus. Responsibilities of the Education Scholar will include preparing curricula and supplies for teachers leading each session of camp, preparing and leading Science Invention Project modules as afternoon activities at Christ Lutheran Church Freedom School site, and more.
Scholar: Hannah Aronson '20; Supervisor: Amy Daniels, director of outreach at Christ Lutheran Church

Project L.I.F.T.

Project L.I.F.T's goal is to change the way traditionally under-served students are educated, supported and empowered to realize their full potential. The project for this year's Education Scholar will include the collection and analysis of student performance data for the 2016-2017 school year. This data allows the opportunity to look at what aspects of Project LIFT are showing positive outcomes. In addition to collecting and analyzing that, this role will collaborate with the Community Engagement Team to review parent and community engagement strategies and support the execution of Community Engagement events.
Scholar: Bryce Perry-Martin '20; Supervisor: Douglas Jones, executive director, strategic planning and evaluation

Project Scientist

During the summer 2017, Project Scientist will host approximately 76 girls per week at JWU/UNCC Center City campus for seven weeks. The Education Scholar will assist the Director with the execution of the Summer Academy and serve as a leader and mentor to STEM girls. The Education Scholar will serve a valuable role in supporting the director on various levels, including logistical predations for camp, communicating with teachers, parents, students, and STEM professionals, and managing a classroom.
Scholar: Rebecca Moody '19; Supervisor: Alyssa Sharpe, senior program director

Teach for America

The Education Scholar will be a part of our RTAT Strategy Team. This team is the research and strategic arm of the recruitment and admission team which seeks to be strong innovators across the continuum. The Education Scholar will support this work of this team through conducting complex analysis, running statistical models with an opportunity to build new models, presenting hypothesis based ideas for research, and working closely with cross-function teams such as recruitment, admissions, and marketing.
Scholar: Mariah Clarke '18; Supervisor: Carey Leigh Evans, director, out-season strategy

UNCC Urban Institute

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is an applied research institute that focuses on the social, economic, and environmental issues that face our region. The Institute for Social Capital, which is a component of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, manages the ISC Community Database, an integrated data system that links administrative data from governmental and non-profit agencies in our community. The Education Scholar will attend pertinent community and stakeholder meetings throughout their placement. A key part of our work is translational research. While our Davidson Education Scholar will be integrated into our daily activities, he/she will also have a core project of their own. Our Scholar will select a research topic to conceptualize, design, and create a data story from an aggregate request from the ISC Community Database. Our team will support this process, and at the end of the summer the end product will be published on the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute site.
Scholar: Robi Roberts, '20; Supervisor: Amy Hawn Neslon, Ph.D., director of social research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the director of the Institute for Social Capital, Inc.