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Grade 1 Teachers Tour Argentina for Ottenstroer Fellowship

Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Grade 1 Teachers Sara Heninger and Brittany Hetland traveled to South America this summer for their Ottenstroer Fellowship, which focuses on “Bringing Back the Five Senses of Argentina to the Classroom.” The team teachers walked the colorful streets of Buenos Aires, tasted the cuisine of San Telmo, learned how to tango, explored Iguazu Falls and more during their eight-day trip. Heninger and Hetland are excited to share their cultural experiences with lower school students on both campuses this upcoming school year.

The Ottenstroer Fellowships identify and reward excellence in teaching at Bolles by providing opportunities for professional growth among faculty. Funded by a grant from Duane and Sue Ottenstroer, the fellowships are awarded annually to members of the Bolles faculty who have had a significant impact on the learning process and have a plan for future improvement. Interested candidates prepare an application describing a project to be funded by the fellowship, usually for summer study or research. Ottenstroer Fellowships are available to teachers at every grade level, and the recipients are chosen each spring by an administrative selection committee.

Those interested in learning more about Heninger and Hetland’s Argentinian adventure can follow the pair on Instagram (@weteach1st).