Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus Grade 3 Teacher Andrea Benitez and Librarian/Media Specialist Jennifer Moore traveled to Scandinavia this summer as they explored the library as the window to the self and the world for their Ottenstroer Fellowship. Highlights from their trip include kayaking the fjords in Flam, Norway, and spending an afternoon at the World Peace Center in Oslo. The pair also visited Denmark and Sweden on their 10-day journey.
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.