Circleville High School English teacher Trace Hacquard has been named a 2019-2020 Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Fellow. Focusing on curriculum development in communication across PK-12 levels of instruction, the fellowship offers graduate-level professional development credit, classroom project support and generous stipends. Hacquard was recognized March 25th at the Ohio University’s Scripps Communication Week Celebration. Hacquard is one of 10 fellows (named annually), representative of rural Appalachian districts and urban districts in the state of Ohio.
Per Ohio.edu, “The intent of the Communication Fellows Program is to provide tangible support to innovative educators who want to infuse communication topics into their classrooms. Communication Fellows are named yearly in the spring and receive the following support and opportunities:
- Free tuition for a graduate-level course occurring online and as part of the summer residential experience. (Maximum of 4 credit hours)
- $1,500 stipend
- $1,000 classroom stipend
- Personalized award delivered to your school by the dean of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication
- Invitation to participate in college celebration introducing fellowship
- Announcements to local and regional media outlets publicizing the award
- Three-day summer residential experience, June 24-26 on Ohio University’s Athens campus with concentrated instruction focusing on new communication technologies and teaching methods
- Paid room and board during residential experience, with hotel accommodations available on June 23rd if required due to travel distance
- Monthly check-ins online and onsite by college leadership
- Networking opportunities with faculty working in your field
- Placement with a Scripps College of Communication faculty mentor to assist with your project
- Potential additional classroom support
- Potential opportunity for another week in Athens supporting the High School Workshops in Journalism, Media Arts & Studies, or Middle School Coding Workshop
As a part of his fellows project, he plans to implement a CHS Service Council aimed at connecting military-themed literature studies and community projects supporting active duty and veteran families. Hacquard is in his first year teaching at Circleville High School having previously served as an 8th grade English teacher at Circleville Middle School for four years and is in his 10th year in education overall.
Congratulations to Mr. Hacquard on this prestigious honor.