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Atlanta Educator Selected As Teacher Advisor For WGBH Collaboration With NASA

The education team at Boston public media producer WGBH has selected Niel Marie Nicholson at Centennial Academy in Atlanta to be a Teacher Advisor for “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms,” an initiative to create new instructional models and digital media tools for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. The digital learning resources will be produced by WGBH in collaboration with NASA, and will be distributed free of charge through PBS LearningMedia, reaching millions of students and teachers nationally.

Niel Marie Nicholson
 
Nicholson enjoys working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. She believes every child should be valued and treated with respect. Nicholson writes, “An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.” At Centennial, Nicholson has been her team leader for two years and attends professional development opportunities to innovate and improve her classroom. Outside of the classroom, Nicholson coaches track and tutors after school. She is originally from New Orleans, LA and moved to Atlanta in 2005. She graduated from Georgia State University and earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Mathematics Education in 2014. She is a fan spicy foods and football season! “Go Saints!”
 
Nicholson enjoys reading and doing small crafts in her spare time and is a fan of the holiday season. She is one of fifty advisors selected from over 650 applicants across the country, from a wide range of grade levels and subjects. The candidates were evaluated by reviewers who took into consideration geography, grade, number of years teaching, and type of school, as well as the candidates’ willingness to innovate in the classroom, resulting in a diverse group of teacher advisors.
 
For more information about the program, please visit: http://bit.ly/BringingTheUniverse.