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Allison Roxburgh Accepted into AMTE’s Competitive STaR Fellowship Program

April 1, 2024

Dr. Allison Roxburgh of the Idaho State State University College of Education has been accepted into the prestigious AMTE Service, Teaching, and Research in Mathematics Education (STaR) fellowship program, which will take place over one year.

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is considered one of the largest professional organizations that supports teacher preparation for mathematics educators in the nation. The STaR program provides an opportunity for early career faculty to receive mentorship from accomplished professionals and engage in cross-institutional discussions around mathematics education and network with other new faculty across the nation.

Originally from Utah, Roxburgh started at the College of Education in the Fall 2023 semester as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge to ISU from her time teaching in Utah. She is also a three-time Utah State University graduate, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees.

As a former third and fourth-grade teacher, Roxburgh’s goal at ISU has been to prepare preservice teachers, while also ensuring that they have the confidence to teach mathematics to students within K-12 education. Being a part of the STaR program will give Roxburgh the means to achieve this goal through mentorship from well-known mathematics educators and the opportunity to provide meaningful strategies she can implement with her own students. Additionally, Roxburgh is also looking forward to networking with other professionals and learning strategies to navigate challenges that new faculty face such as balancing the workload of teaching, research, and service. 

AMTE’s STaR fellowship is only open to first or second-year faculty. The application process is incredibly competitive and only 25 fellows are selected each year. Roxburgh is honored to have been accepted and is looking forward to refining her skills to better support teaching and educational studies students at ISU. The fellowship will start on June 22, 2024, with a week-long institute from June 22-27th. In addition to the summer program, the fellowship also entails mentorship through spring 2025 with the opportunity to attend AMTE’s spring conference.

For more information about the STaR Fellowship Program, please visit https://amte.net/star


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