School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Teacher Honored by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

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The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen teacher, Erin Moore, was honored as a fellow in the 2016 Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Program administered by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Erin Moore, an elementary school teacher from The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, was awarded the 2016 Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Program administered by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Ms. Moore was recognized for her excellence in motivating and inspiring children with advanced academic ability.

Erin Moore, a 5th grade teacher at The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland, was nominated by a CTY student for having a positive effect on that student’s education. Nominations for Sarah D. Barder Fellows come from students in CTY’s summer and online courses who live in California, Nevada, and Maryland. Nominated teachers are invited to submit an essay describing their teaching philosophy. A panel of Johns Hopkins educators then selects a small number of educators from this group for recognition as Sarah D. Barder Fellows.

Ten new Sarah D. Barder Fellows were inducted at an annual conference for fellows, held February 19-20, 2016 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in San Francisco, California. All were asked to prepare a short presentation about their teaching approach.

The annual conference gives educators from around the country a chance to come together to share stories and ideas about educating bright students. The theme of the 2016 conference was “Closing the Excellence Gap.”

“Something we hear at this conference every year is that there are teachers who are doing amazing one-on-one talent development for a large number of kids, and they rarely have the opportunity to be in the company of one another,” said CTY’s Executive Director Elaine Tuttle Hansen.

It also offers the fellows something teachers don’t get often enough: the feeling that they are valued and appreciated, says Amy Shelton, CTY’s director of research. Fellows have told her that the fellowship energizes them and restores their spirits. “It’s great being able to celebrate the success stories that are out there, stories that don’t normally get press,” Shelton said.

The fellowship was endowed in 1988 by Sarah D. Barder, an educator, philanthropist, parent, and fan of CTY who wanted to recognize talented teachers who successfully challenged and engaged academically advanced students. More than 460 educators have been honored as Sarah D. Barder Fellows in the 28 years of the program. For more information about the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship, visit: cty.jhu.edu/news/events/barder/. For more information about The School of the Cathedral, visit: http://www.schoolofthecathedral.org.

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About The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
A nonprofit at one of the nation’s premier universities, CTY identifies academic talent in the world’s brightest K-12 learners and supports their growth with accredited summer, online, and family programs, services, and resources designed to meet their needs.

About The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is a Catholic school that celebrates the rich historical traditions of the past, works collaboratively with parents to invest in the present, and builds for the future. Cathedral offers students a rigorous, well-rounded education steeped in a Christ-centered environment to meet the challenges and leadership needs of an evolving world. Visit: http://www.schoolofthecathedral.org.

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