kindergarten teacher Azusa Callaway has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship.
This prestigious program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. Ms. Callaway's scholarship will allow her to travel to Germany and study diversity in the German educational system.
In addition to studying diversity in the German educational system, she will have the opportunity to meet and study with other outstanding educators from around the world.
"We know Ms. Callaway will have many important insights to contribute since she is coming from Amana, one of the most diverse schools in metro Atlanta," said Amana's Rochelle Wilson.
The program will take place this summer and Ms. Callaway said hopes to share what she learned with the Amana staff next fall. While in Germany, she plans to gain a great deal of insight into German culture and the life of German schoolchildren, thus expanding and adding to the menu of cultures on which our teachers are experts. Look for the addition of German culture in the Kindergarten expedition next fall.
She joined Amana Academy as a primary-grade teacher in 2008, having taught K-5 Japanese for 14 years at Mimosa Elementary School. Callaway is working on her dissertation for my Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education at Georgia State University. She's certified in Georgia in ECE, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Japanese, and as a Teacher Support Specialist.