Riecke Professional Development Fellowship
About the Program
Achieve’s Michelle T. Riecke Fellowship funds summer professional development opportunities for faculty members.
Riecke Fellowship by the Numbers
awarded in 3 Fellowships for summer 2023
awarded to 80 educators since 2004
Congratulations to This Year’s Riecke Fellows
Music Teacher at Marshall School
Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy in Orff Schulwerk at the Orff Institute of Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria.
where she participated in sessions focused on body movement, dance, singing, listening, playing and how to connect with ourselves and each other.
K-5 Instructional Coach
Model School Conference in Orlando
where she attended sessions that center on student-focused outcomes through quality instructional practices in areas of curricular practices to social emotional learning.
CHS Biology Teacher
“Evolution of a Teacher” development program focused on ecology and conservation through the Ecology Project International (EPI) in the Galapagos Islands.
The Fellowship’s Legacy
The Michelle T. Riecke Teaching Fellowship was established with the Achieve Foundation in 2004 in memory of former Board of Ed president Shelley Riecke, who passed away at age 39.
The Fellowship fosters outstanding teaching by enabling educators to undertake continuing education in their fields in the summer, and inspiring them to share the new knowledge they acquire with their District colleagues upon their return to school.