Simpson library media specialist chosen for NEA Foundation fellowship


Sam Northern, a library media specialist at Simpson Elementary School (Simpson County), has been selected as a 2020 NEA Global Learning Fellow by the NEA Foundation.

The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship offers educators 12 months of professional development through online coursework, webinars and peer learning communities, including a two-day professional development workshop in Washington, D.C.

Fellows also get the opportunity to apply their global professional development training through a hands-on international study experience in which they will interact with local educators, students, administrators and policymakers; make school visits; and hear from business and nonprofit leaders.

Northern is scheduled to travel to Peru in July. Previous fellowship classes have traveled to Brazil, China, Peru and South Africa.

Applications for the 2022 Global Learning Fellowship will open in fall 2020. Visit the NEA Foundation’s website for more information.