Each year, the Department of Energy selects excellent elementary and secondary math and science teachers as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educators Fellows who come to DC for 11 months to share their teaching expertise with policy makers.
Teachers are selected based on exemplary experience in K-12 science, technology, engineering or mathematics teaching, demonstrated leadership in the community, an understanding of national, state, and local education policy, and communication and interpersonal skills.
Importantly, in order to be considered for the 2011 fellowship, teachers must submit their application and three letters of recommendation no later than January 4, 2011.
All Einstein Fellows receive monthly stipends, housing and moving allowances, and professional travel budgets. DOE collaborates with other federal agencies in hosting the fellows and there are currently 32 Einstein Fellows for 2010.
You can learn more and apply here.
And if you want to share this opportunity with some excellent teachers in your community, you may find this flyer handy as well.
Ginny Simmons is a new media specialist with the Department of Energy.