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Massachusetts Educator Receives Award and Starts School with a
Stack of New Books
October 4, 2011
A fourth grade teacher
makes a commitment to global education and is presented an award to
support her work.
India Project presented
the Global Education Professional Development Award to Tara Olshaw
in July 2011. Tara
teaches fourth grade at Memorial Elementary School in Burlington,
travelled to India on a two week self financed study tour in July
2011 visiting cultural sites, grassroots organizations and schools
in North India.
of $500 was made to supplement her professional development tour to
India this summer so that she could purchase and expand teacher
resources for global studies in her classroom.
Tara is particularly interested in literature for elementary
levels and used the Award to buy books, posters, printing blocks and
many other artifacts for her classroom and school while in India.
Tara says, “The award enabled me to buy books and the benefit
will be a stronger and invigorated curriculum about South Asia”.
Teach India Project, whose website is
, is a non-profit working to promote global education in the K-12
classroom. The Teach
India Project reaches out through its website, Newsletter, teaching
kits and professional development programs.
In coming years the Teach India Project hopes to present many
more professional development awards and support educators who want
to better their understanding of the world.
Contact the Teach India Project if you would like more
information about the Award.
Teach India Project is a 501(c) 3 organization.
L-R: Vinita Shah, Tara Olshaw (Award
recipient) and Aruna Varshney