She’s sixth grade teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School
The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Danielle Brown of Andrew Lewis Middle School has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.
As a Fulbright recipient, Brown will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and abroad. Recipients of the award engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions, the department and board said.
“I am so excited and grateful for this wonderful learning opportunity,” Brown said. “I am looking forward to learning about many different international cultures and bringing that knowledge back to my students at Andrew Lewis.”
Upon returning to their classrooms in the United States, Fulbright educators share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars and educators to their school or campus, and encouraging their colleagues and students to go abroad.
Brown already has plenty of experience teaching overseas. She taught middle school math in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and last year she was a professional development leader for teachers in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
“Ms. Brown loves her students and loves to teach,” Matt Coe, Andrew Lewis Middle School principal, said. “She works hard to engage her kids and build relationships and she is always searching for ways to improve every single lesson. Ms. Brown takes great pride in teaching and strives to be the best.”
Brown joined the Salem School Division in 2022 as a sixth grade teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School. She has seven years of teaching experience including stints in both the Lynchburg City and Roanoke City school divisions. Earlier this summer, she was nominated for the “Get Your Teach On – Gold Star Teacher of the Year” award. The competition began with over 2,200 nominations from across the nation and Brown finished in the top 3.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.
For over 75 years, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.
-The Salem Times-Register