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Marlborough teacher participates in fellowship program at BU

Elyssa Miller at her desk in front of some of the signs her students have made for her. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – Marlborough High School (MHS) math teacher Elyssa Miller has been named an “exceptional mathematics teacher” by Math for America-Boston, a recognition that carries with it an opportunity for professional development.

Miller was named a Master Teacher Fellowship recipient in the fall 2011, and she now is beginning her second year in the five-year program of graduate course work at Boston University's School of Education. She will be joining the top mathematicians, math teachers and math researchers from the Greater Boston area for professional development that encompasses teaching practices, leadership and other fundamentals.

The experience will not only benefit Miller, but it also will provide professional development for the MHS math department; she will be able to train other teachers around the new Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics, which incorporates the Common Core State Standards.

Math for America-Boston is a partnership of Boston University, MIT and Wellesley College. The program seeks to improve math education by recruiting, training and retaining highly qualified secondary school mathematics teachers.

“Not only does [Miller] have exceptional credentials as a teacher, she also is a terrific team player and has made great contributions already after just one year in our program,” noted Math for America-Boston Executive Director Eileen F. Lee.

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