Brooklyn teacher chosen as 1 of 12 Scholastic Teacher Fellow Cohorts from across the country

Melanie Okadigwe, a learning and library specialist at Greene Hill School, has been working with students from pre-K up to eighth grade for over a decade.

Lindsay Tanney and Adolfo Carrion

Feb 1, 2024, 1:53 AM

Updated 116 days ago

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Scholastic chooses 12 educators from around the United States to participate in its annual Scholastic Teacher Fellow Cohort. A Fort Greene teacher made the cut this year.
Melanie Okadigwe, a learning and library specialist at Greene Hill School, has been working with students from pre-K up to eighth grade for over a decade.
Okadigwe says the selection from Scholastic has helped her learn about different teaching techniques used in other parts of the country – something she hopes to bring back to Brooklyn.
"It's just been great getting to know the other educators. It's a really diverse group in terms of experience and location,” said Okadigwe. “I think the school is very open to seeing how we can take some of this learning and bring it into our school community."
Okadigwe tells News 12 she’s already tried out some of the materials from Scholastic’s teaching site, where all 12 fellows get a free year-long membership and $500 for school resources.


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