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Mudge Teacher Fellowship


New Mudge Educator Workshops

The Boston Athenæum now sponsor workshops for educators. Check here for more information.

Past Recipients of the Mudge Teacher Fellowship


  • Daniel James Gavin, History and German Language Teacher at Boston Latin School, “Remember the Ladies: Honoring the Mosaic of Women Fighting for the Fundamental Right to Vote!”
  • Allison Lange, Assistant Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology, “Should Women Vote?: Resources for Teaching the Woman Suffrage Movement”


  • Margaret Funkhouser, Director of Writing, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, "How to be a Library Cormorant – Writing Creatively from the Bookstacks and Collections"
  • Robert Sykora, MFA student, University of Massachusetts Boston, "American Utopia - a series of poems considering  the American Utopian impulse"


  • Anne Shullenberger Levy, English Teacher Mystic Valley Regional Charter High School, "What was Lost: Perspectives on World War I from Both Sides"
  • Olivia Searcy, Substitute Teacher and Education Consultant, Royall House & Slave Quarters, "Teaching About Slavery in the North: Guidelines, lesson plans and resources for your classroom"


  • William Miskinis, History and Social Science teacher, Littleton High School (Littleton, MA), "Digital History, the Civil War and Historical Thinking"
  • Peter Sipe, Sixth Grade Reading Teacher and Lower School Librarian, Boston Collegiate Charter School, "The Passed Made Present: Celebrating Boston's Unsung Heroes"


  • Paula Elliott, Ed.D., independent scholar, "The historic sociopolitical, culture contexts surrounding, influencing the experiences of African American teachers and students"
  • Benadette Manning, M.Ed., Fenway High School, "What is obviously wrong with the Common Core Standards?" 


  • Crystal Haynes, new teacher developer, Boston Public Schools, “Study the history of Boston Public Schools”
  • Kim Parker, teacher, Newton North High School, “Create and publish a handbook for teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms”


  • Karen Crounse, teacher, Codman Academy Charter School, “Using Astronomy for Expeditionary Learning in High School Math”
  • Deanna Gallagher, teacher, Newman School of Boston, “Using Historic New England Maps to Teach Argumentative Writing”


Jan Voogd, librarian, Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Abolition Society, the Abolitionist Movement, and the Methodist Episcopal Church”


Tia Esposito, Director of Library, Boston College High School, “Nativism in Boston;"


Craig J. Perrier, history teacher, Billerica Memorial High School, “American Paradox: War, Dissent and Nationalism at the Hartford Convention.”


Steven Berbeco, a teacher at Charlestown High School, who plans to develop and publish a social studies curriculum unit on Gypsy (Roma) language and culture


Barbara E. Ryan, English teacher at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, MA, for developing a curriculum around Lord Byron and British Romantic Literature.


Tammarrah A. Lee (Trotter Elementary School), to study the history of Boston's African American community in the nineteenth century and its quest for justice and equality.