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Cohort 2009

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows- Inaugural Cohort,

Zachary  Blackwood Zachary Blackwood | West Lafayette, IN
Lewis Cass Jr./Sr. High School; Walton, IN - Physics, Physical Science, ICP, Math
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '09, Physics and Mathematics

Honors student with research experience; tutor of algebra, trigonometry, and differentiation & integration; mission work in Cyprus and Israel.
Larry  DuBose Larry DuBose | lafayette, IN
Tippecanoe Valley Middle School; Akron, IN - Biology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '05, Biology

Chemist with experience in research, small business, and industry; tutor and youth leader; certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Dustin  Hughes Dustin Hughes | Covington, IN
Benton Central Jr./Sr. High School; Oxford, IN - Physics, Algebra, Math Lab
Undergraduate college, class and major: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology '09, Mechanical Engineering

National Dean's List student with engineering experience in product safety and quality control; member of the Rose Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Kathryn  Hughes Kathryn Hughes | West Lafayette, IN
Frankfort Senior High School; Franfort, IN - Biology, ICP
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '09, Biology

Veterinary assistant and horseback riding instructor with experience as a university resident assistant; mentor for Women in Science; Secretary and Treasurer of the Science Olympiad Club.
Timothy  Jacobs Timothy Jacobs | West Lafayette, IN
Heritage Hills High School; Lincoln City, IN - Algebra, Geometry, Calculus
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '09, Computer Science and Mathematics

Indiana Resident Top Scholar Award winner with experience in web and software development; member of the National and Purdue Associations for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Lauren  Klemme Lauren Klemme | DeMotte, IN
Attica Jr./Sr. High School; Attica, IN - 8th Grade - Pre-Algebra, Algebra
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '02, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics

More than five years experience as an actuary and actuarial analyst; former Dean's List student and president of the Purdue Actuary Club.
Mark  McClenning Mark McClenning | Lafayette, IN
Hamilton Heights; Arcadia, IN - Agriculture
Undergraduate college, class and major: Ohio State University '83, Agriculture/Agronomy
Graduate college, class and degree: Ohio State University, MS, Agronomy

College-level teaching experience in introductory-level mathematics and statistics courses, as well as biology lecture and laboratory courses; laboratory technician of nearly ten years with an avid interest in outdoor plant species and animals.
Sarah Michelle Moreland Sarah Michelle Moreland | West Lafayette, IN
21st Century Charter School; Gary, IN - 6th Grade, 8th Grade - Science, Geometry, Algebra
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '03, Animal Science

Laboratory technician with experience as a kennel worker and veterinarian's assistant; formerly participated in the 4-H horse program and the Purdue All-American Marching Band.
Alyce  Myers Alyce Myers | Monticello, IN
North Montgomery High School; Crawfordsville, IN - Biology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Lehigh University '02, Biology
Graduate college, class and degree: Lehigh University, MEd, Elementary Education

Title I reading teaching with intern and substitute experience at a variety of grade levels; recipient of the Contribution to Student Life Award; Frontier High School cheer coach.
Laura  Norris Laura Norris | Lafayette, IN
Rochester High School; Rochester, IN - Biology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '06, Genetic Biology

Quality control technician with experience as a lab assistant; Purdue University Junior Scholar of Biology and French; 1st grade writing tutor for the South Bend Community School Corporation.
Susan  Reagin Susan Reagin | Noblesville, IN
Raymond Park Middle School; Indianapolis, IN - Grades 5-7 - Engineering Technology
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '87, Engineering
Graduate college, class and degree: Ball State University, MBA

Twenty-one years in the automotive industry with experience ranging from industrial engineering and manufacturing to sales and finance; recipient of several company awards reflecting excellence in finance, performance quality, and overall initiative; youth soccer coach for the Noblesville United Soccer Club.
Janelle  Shore Janelle Shore | Mooreland, IN
Union County High School; Liberty, IN - Algebra
Undergraduate college, class and major: Indiana University-East '08, Mathematics

Chancellor's/Dean's List student with honors in mathematics; university math tutor; experience coaching high school volleyball and track teams.
Rebecca  Taylor Rebecca Taylor | University Heights, OH
Lanesville Jr./Sr. High School; Lanesville, IN - Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, ICP
Undergraduate college, class and major: John Carroll University '09, Biology

Recipient of the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence with experience as an undergraduate researcher and lab assistant; founding member of Every Two Minutes, female peer education club on sexual assault.
Ashley  Wethington Ashley Wethington | Shelbyville, IN
Shelbyville High School; Shelbyville, IN - Biology, Environmental Science
Undergraduate college, class and major: Purdue University '08, Biology

Dean's List student with experience in medical research; 2005 honors graduate of Shelbyville High; active in school leadership and captained the cheerleading team.